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Overview

Push-to-open drawer runners make it easier to open your drawers and provide extra support when they are fully open. It's easy to install them and we'll show you how in just a few steps. We'll show you how the runners fit together, how to take them apart and how to screw them into the cabinet. Before you start, remember to read the instructions that come with your kit.

Tools and materials

Steps

1Separate the drawer runners

Start by fully extending the drawer runner. Then release the plastic catch and remove the draw guide insert from the runner. The insert that you have just pulled out is for your drawer.
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2Install the drawer guides

Take the insert and line it up against the pre-drilled screw holes on the outside of your drawer and screw it on. Take the other drawer runner and repeat this process on the other side of the drawer.

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3Install the side runners

Line up the drawer guide part of the runner with the pre-drilled screw holes on the inside of the drawer cabinet. Screw the drawer guide into place. Then do the same on the opposite side of the cabinet. 

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4Slide the drawer into the cabinet

Finally take the drawer and line the runners up with the guides in the cabinet. Then slide the drawer in and out to test that it works properly.
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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.