How can I fix my lazy susan?

by NotHermione

My lazy susan will barely move. It's grinding against the bottom wood. It only has a toaster, a blender, a small popcorn maker, a small food processor, and some kitchen towels stored in it. It originally rotated just fine. The countertop has already installed. Is this lazy susan fixable or does it need to be replaced? I saw an idea where you put a standard base cabinet in at an angle to bypass a kazy susan. What to do at this point?

  5 answers
  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 16, 2019

    Don't know if this will help but this explains 3 different ways to adjust a lazy susan.

  • Have you tried removing some items? I know it sounds silly and counterproductive, but maybe there is too much weight on it?

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    • NotHermione NotHermione on Jan 16, 2019

      Sounds like the best initial solution so far. Sounds like the shelf piece has slid down too far. Thank you. Didn't know lazy susans had these adjustments. Thought it was a one piece deal.

  • 17335038 17335038 on Jan 16, 2019

    Have you checked under the bottom layer to make sure nothing is stuck under it, or that nothing has fallen off (for example a screw, etc.)?

    • NotHermione NotHermione on Jan 16, 2019

      As far as i can tell, there's nothing underneath. I would have expected an uneven bottom tier. It evenly dragging/meeting the bottom of the cabinet.

  • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Jan 16, 2019

    Have you cleaned it with furniture polish lately? I know my cabinets during Humidity get all sticky and I need to apply Lemon Pledge at least once weekly just to get rid of the stickiness. This should create a smoother motion.

  • NotHermione NotHermione on Jan 16, 2019

    That's a good idea. I have had problems with bookcases that bow out, irregardless as to whether there is a permanent shelf (3 versus 6 shelf bookcases.) Someone said they thought it was due to higher humidity levels in the house. But this started when i was running the a/c all the time during the summer.