How to Keep My Drawers From Slamming Shut

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Kitchen drawers will break and the slide mechanism may buckle from continuous slamming. Home improvement and hardware stores stock soft close drawer dampers that work like a slow moving piston. The dampers are attached to the inside of kitchen drawers or cupboards and act as a buffer when the drawer or door is closed. The dampers will not take long to fit into the drawers and only need a screwdriver to attach them to the interior.

Things You'll Need

  • Soft close drawer dampers
  • Bradawl
  • Screwdriver
  • Open the drawer and lift it out of the slider mechanism. Put the drawer aside.

  • Hold the damper in place and mark the screw holes with a bradawl. The damper will be attached to either the top or side of the drawer frame. Ensure the damper piston end is protruding from the drawer frame.

  • Attach the screws with a screwdriver. Turn the screw clockwise until the heads are flush with the surface and hold the damper in place.

  • Replace the kitchen drawer and test the damper.

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