I have a set of drawers (custom made) that have draw runners which are attached to the bottom of each drawer on both sides. Unfortunately, the small plastic wheels on part that attaches to the housing has cracked on two of the three drawers (and on the same side, bizarrely). Neither drawer is overloaded nor even very heavy--a few kilos of weight max.
I can't see a way to replace just the wheels as they the part they fit onto wouldn't allow such a thing to be replaced and the only way to remove them would be to break them anyway! I was wondering if there was any way to repair these plastic wheels without replacing the entire mechanism, as this would be time consuming.
If the only way to repair the sliders is to completely replace them, are there any you can recommend that should be able to handle weight and daily usage?
Each drawer is approximately 20cm high, 1m wide and 50cm deep.
I can only upload one photo, so here's the plastic wheel which had snapped in half. I've tried repairing it with super glue, but this is all that's left of it!
I have now replaced the runners with new ones that can take a load of up to 45Kg and they feel much smoother than the old ones ever did. Although I tried to re-use the old screws, I had to use the new screws provided to ensure that they were flush. Turns out that some of the old screws were not flush with the runners and this caused some rubbing on the wheels at the back of the drawers. They were pretty weak when I replaced them, but I was able to hear where the rubbing was happening and have rectified that problem. I also had to adjust the position as I think the first set of drawers that broke ended up resting on the next one which caused that one to break. I now have an even gap between the drawers and with a bit more care, hopefully they will last a lot longer!