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Old 10-19-2014, 11:51 AM   #1
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Tambour door puzzle

My 1975 Sovereign has a 2' high tambour cabinet door below the stovetop that opens leftwards to access the gas furnace. Over the years it has become harder to open and now only moves a few inches. The 'box' that it rolls into is surrounded by cabinetry and I can't see how to access it easily. How do I fix or restore this roll-sideways door?

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Old 10-19-2014, 12:36 PM   #2
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Spray the slides with silicone.


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Old 10-19-2014, 01:29 PM   #3
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We found ours works better if when opening you push near the bottom of the door and closing pull from near the top.That is after the silicone spray
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:39 PM   #4
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Tambour door

Thanks for that good advice! I will try silicone (or graphite) and see how it goes when I get back to her in the Spring.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:37 AM   #5
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Removing Tambour Door

We are having the same problem. I would like to remove the tambour door but I have no idea how to access the "box" it rolls in to. Does anyone have any advice?
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