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Old 07-13-2016, 04:11 PM   #1
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Squeaky Utensil Drawer (nails on chalkboard quality!)

Hi. We bought a new 2016 Scamp this past Spring and the noise when opening/closing the utensil drawer is driving me batty! The only way to get relief is to pull up on the knob while pulling it open, but that doesn't always work. My husband tried oiling the tracks but it didn't help. Anyone else have this issue and find a solution?
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:19 PM   #2
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I use a tea candle ( wax ) on my patio door to get rid of noise opening and closing.
Just rub it on the track.
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Hi. We bought a new 2016 Scamp this past Spring and the noise when opening/closing the utensil drawer is driving me batty! The only way to get relief is to pull up on the knob while pulling it open, but that doesn't always work. My husband tried oiling the tracks but it didn't help. Anyone else have this issue and find a solution?
It is likely an issue of settling and/or warping causing a pinching situation. Not at all unexpected in something brand new. You can get dimensional creep in materials especially if the product changes climate locations. Or maybe the installer in the factory did not get the final adjustment done just right.

I would try loosening the screws (just back them off a half a turn or so) that hold the track in place and then see if you can get some adjustment to relieve the binding situation that might be causing the noise. The track will want to settle in to where there is no binding stress, then tighten the screws back up.
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It is likely an issue of settling and/or warping causing a pinching situation. Not at all unexpected in something brand new. You can get dimensional creep in materials especially if the product changes climate locations. Or maybe the installer in the factory did not get the final adjustment done just right.

I would try loosening the screws that hold the track in place and then see if you can get some adjustment to relieve the binding situation that might be causing the noise.
Ours made a racket as well. It was the drawer bottom rubbing on the fiberglass body of the galley. Not unlike a bow on a cello string. Without "trimming" that fiberglass back some, a job I did not wish to take on, the sound wasn't going to go away. So, we lived with it's annoyance.
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Try rubbing the sliding parts with a bar of soap.
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Wax works better than soap.
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Thank you all for the great ideas! Will definitely loosen the screws as attempt #1 then proceed with wax, etc if needed.
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We had the same issue. I didn't think of trying to loosen the screws and adjusting the tracks--that would have been easier. I used a file and took out some of the fiberglass.


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