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The top drawer intermitantly makes the drawer opening noise

When the top drawer is closed it intermitantly makes the drawer opening noise (the noise that the drawer usually makes when you open it). The drawer is completly closed and nothing is in its way. Please help. Thankyou.

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  • gorilladan Jun 01, 2008

    The problem has gone .away after running the dishwasher a couple of times. If it happens again I will try your suggestion straight away. It seems like it would work. Thankyou.

  • gorilladan Jun 02, 2008

    The problem came back again so I tried your suggestion and it worked. Thankyou so much.

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On the right side, near the top. there are two light pipes on the drawer. One sends an infrared beam of light to a reflective area on the cabinet, the other receives this light. Wipe these areas with a clean dry cloth.

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