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Sticking dispenser drawer

The soap dispenser drawyer was sticking closed randomly. Now is is stuck closed permenantly. What can I do to get it to open? Thanks, NomadRyder

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    drawer will only slide out about 1.5 "

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    cannot open the drawer at all

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    the finish cover came off but the drawer will only come out about a 1/2".

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    the will only come out about a 1/2".

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No other way then force but having got it out you should try to estabish why it is sticking

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