Pocket Bi Fold Door System - Just a few months back I went over to repair a pocket door that was closing in a strange angle. It was the first time I'd ran into this type of scenario and was undoubtedly confused. I got a flashlight and began looking in the pocket door frame. I had trouble discovering the issue but when I did it was obvious.
The bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam as the pocket door was sliding shut it works flawlessly but when you went to open it. The trouble turned out to be as the door slid back into the frame the tracking would hang down at an angle in the weight of the door and the path was missing a screw in the very rear. There is not any solution because it was at that back of the pocket door frame close to the framing itself to achieve the screw.
As a way to fix the pocket door trouble, I had been going to have to remove a good sized area of the plastered wall in the top right hand corner of the pocket door frame. It was the sole thing I would require a wall patch that is simple and could think of and a few paint to make the repair complete. This job took me to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen out of the pocket door track. Then I use some fiberglass drywall tape and some fast setting drywall plaster to repair the wall. This took another hour to complete the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door issues are a little more easy to repair than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have issues falling and eventually are left shut, never to be used again. Painting the doors over and over again can actually increase the depth of the door or excessive moisture in the house over long amounts of time may also cause the door to swell preventing it from opening correctly.