It looks like it's glued on.
Little confused. Drawers don't have hinges.
It's in front of the sink and made to look like a drawer but actually the door pulls down rather than out.
Sometimes the false drawer panels are screwed in from the inside or have little clips in the corners. And then some may be glued. Use a mirror and flashlight to peek up there from the inside?
I would try tapping it out. Small hammer sideways and from the inside. If you can get it to move on one side, you can better see how it is attached.
They are usually held on by clips, not glue. Can you see between the sink and the backside of the drawer front?
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If it pulls down to open for a couple compartments, then pull it down to see what is there. If I recall correctly the plastic compartments lift out and you will see a special kind of hinge that is fastened to the sides of the opening.
Question: If you remove it, what will you put in its place?
I looked under there and didn't see anything. I could see light on one side and most of the top which led me to believe the left side was glued. I don't want to remove it, I want to change the hinge and I can't do that unless I can get it open.
The one in front of the other sink opens. Don't know why they didn't leave this one open.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Sis2,
I'm not understanding what you are seeing, and I have installed a number of these drop-down doors. Is the hinge pin visible from the front on your doors?
Ok, then you have somewhat standard hinges on the drop-down drawer fronts. There has to be a way to get at the screws holding the hinges in place; after all, the person installing them was no magician! Are there removable plastic (or metal) liners in those drop-down drawers? If so, they will probably be just set in place.
I would also expect that you will need a stubby screwdriver to remove the hinges. Sorry, if this is sounding complicated. Is it possible for you to include a photo or two?
No they don't have liners in them and yes I can get to the screws with great difficulty but I still won't be able to get the hinges out without being able to open the stupid thing. I've finally decided it's painted shut in just one corner so I called the guy that's going to paint the bathroom and asked him if he could get it loose. Sounds like he can.
Thanks for your help
In my experience screws in hinges placed like that will need either a stubby screwdriver or a small ratcheting offset driver, neither of which you may have.
Hope the painter can take care of it for you.
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