Schlage Locking Pocket Door Hardware - Just a few months ago I went over to repair a pocket door that was closing at a strange angle. This is the very first time I'd ran into this kind of situation and was definitely confused. I started looking in the pocket door frame and got a torch. I had difficulty finding the issue but when I did it was evident.
The problem turned out to function as the course was missing a screw in the very back so that as the door slid back to the framework the tracking would hang down at an angle from the weight of the door. There clearly was not any strategy to achieve the screw as it absolutely was at that very back of the pocket door frame near the framing.
This is the sole thing I really could think of and would require a simple wall patch and some paint to help make the repair complete. This job took me about one hour to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen out from the pocket door track. Then I use some fiberglass drywall tape and some fast setting drywall plaster to mend the wall. This took another hour to complete the drywall properly.
Some pocket door issues are a little easier to repair than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have issues sliding and eventually are left shut, never to be utilized again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact add to the thickness of the door or the door to swell preventing it from opening properly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the house over long amounts of time.