Things You'll Need
Power drill with screwdriver attachment
A handy feature included in many modern kitchens are drawers with self-closing glides. On the outside, these drawers seem like any other type of drawer. The reason for their popularity, however, becomes evident when a drawer isn't closed all the way. When that happens, the self-closing glides kick in, finishing the job of shutting the drawer. Whether to repair a bad drawer or to replace it, you can remove drawers with self-closing guides.
Open the drawer and pull out as far as possible. Remove anything stored inside the drawer and set aside.
Look on the side of the drawer glides for retention screws or clips. Some self-closing guides use these to hold the drawer in place on the gliding tracks. Remove screws by unscrewing with a screwdriver. Pull out clips with a pair of needle-nose pliers.
Make sure the drawer is extended to the fully open position. Lift the front of the drawer.
While lifting the front of the drawer, pull it forward. You should be able to feel the drawer rollers glide along the self-glide tracks.
Once the back of the drawer has cleared the cabinet, lift it off the tracks.
Remove the self-closing door tracks, if desired, by loosening the screws holding them in place inside the cabinet with a screwdriver or power drill and screwdriver attachment.
Nathan McGinty started writing in 1995. He has a Bachelor of Science in communications from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in international journalism from City University, London. He has worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years, in positions ranging from tech support to marketing.