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Solution to not being able to get the drawer back in

A quick learner from Colonie, NY says:
This is my first experience with this, but here's what I have found...

The case runner goes on top of / inside of the metal track, forming what I'll describe as a "T" inside a "T". The drawer socket has to line up with BOTH of these "T"'s; the tabs protruding from each side of the socket have to fit BETWEEN the two "T"'s. So, even if you just removed the drawer, it may be difficult to get it back in because of some bending of the plastic and/or the metal. So, test the new socket against the runner / track before you install it (or, remove the existing runner from the drawer and try it). Then, you can bend the metal track a little to make it fit better. When you put the new or existing glide on the drawer, make sure to straighten any bent metal back to its original shape to hold the socket tightly in place (if you broke the runner and/or the socket, it's a good bet you bent the metal a little, too). Also, try removing any plastic slides / guides from the side and edge of the drawer opening to give you some more wiggle room (just make sure you'll be able to get them back in). Lastly, if all else fails, push a little bit harder and hopefully the plastic and/or metal will give enough to make it slide on without breaking. And, given the price, it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to have extra plastic pieces lying around.

(No, I don't work for SWISCO). Just my two cents.
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Donna from SWISCO responded:
Thank you for posting.
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