Pocket Door Track Stops - Just a couple months ago I went over to fix a pocket door that was shutting at a strange angle. This was the very first time I'd ran into this sort of situation and was definitely lost. I got a torch and began looking in the pocket door frame. I had difficulty finding the issue but when I did it was noticeable.
The bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half, as the pocket door was slipping closed it works flawlessly but when you went to open it. The problem turned out to function as the track was missing a screw in the back so that as the door slid back to the framework the tracking would hang down at an angle in the weight of the door. There is not any approach to reach the screw as it was at that very back of the pocket door frame near the framing itself.
To be able to repair the pocket door problem, I would have to remove a great sized area of the plastered wall at the upper right hand corner of the pocket door frame. This was the sole thing I would require an easy wall patch and really could think of and a few paint to really make the repair complete. This job took me about one hour to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen from the pocket door track. Then I use some quick setting drywall plaster plus some fiberglass drywall tape to mend the wall. This took another hour to complete the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door difficulties are a little easier to fix than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have difficulties sliding and eventually are left closed, never to be used again. Painting the doors over and over again can actually add to the depth of the door or the door to swell preventing it from opening correctly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the home over long amounts of time.