Asked on Dec 07, 2017

Need solution for sliding garbage pail kitchen cabinet.

Debra Kawaller
by Debra Kawaller

Our kitchen cabinet that holds our garbage pail on a sliding bracket refuses to stay closed. It slowly rolls open immediately after closing it. Does anyone have a solution? It’s my understanding that this is a cronic problem with these cabinets.

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  10 answers
  • Bijous Bijous on Dec 07, 2017

    Check to see if the cabinet is level. If it is you could trys:

    1. Weight down the back of the pull-out
    2. Take off the runner from the cabinet and raise in the front ever so slightly.
    3. Use magnetic closures

    If it's not level, that's your problem. You still try the suggestions above. Good luck.

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  • Karen Tokarse Karen Tokarse on Dec 07, 2017

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  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Dec 07, 2017

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  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Dec 07, 2017

    It needs to be tightened or adjusted on the sliders.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Dec 07, 2017

    Also check that there isn't something pushing against it in the back. Even something soft like a thin box would let you push it shut, but, then it could expand back out, pushing the can forwards. Just a thought.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Dec 07, 2017

    * Could be that the cabinet is not level (front to back). Check by removing the drawer and placing a level on the floor of the cabinet. Shim the cabinet bottom and see it that fixes the problem

    * Could be that the drawer glide was not leveled when installed and needs to be taken out and re-installed, level. Remove drawer and put a level on the drawer glide (mounted on the inside, each side of the cabinet) check both sides.

    * Could be that (if you have it) soft-close accessories (it is a small piston, located at the rear of the drawer glide) that one or both are malfunctioning and needs to be replaced. Remove the drawer and look at the rear of each drawer glide (on the cabinet and on the drawer) remove the soft close piston assembly (usually snaps in)... put the drawer back in and see if it stays closed.

    * It is also a possibility that the floor in front of the cabinet is no longer level, (the cabinets were level when installed)... in which case, you have more problems than a cabinet staying open.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Dec 10, 2017

    Take the track out and reinstall correctly. The track is tilted towards the door.

  • Sis15104622 Sis15104622 on Dec 10, 2017

    Great advice, Marty. I had the same problem. I discovered, a plastic lid had fallen in back. And was wedge, so it kept the drawer from closing. Hope this helps.

  • Kim Upshaw Tanner Kim Upshaw Tanner on Jul 23, 2019

    Y'all I had the same problem. EXCEPT....originally mine was hard to open, so I gave it a good shot of WD40 (you know, cuz it fixes everything). Now, my dang drawer won't stay closed. UGH.....