Flush Mounted Pocket Door Pulls - Just a couple months back I went over to fix a pocket door that was shutting at a peculiar angle. This is the very first time I'd ran into this kind of situation and was definitely confused. I got a flashlight and started looking in the pocket door frame. I had trouble finding the issue but when I did it was apparent.
The bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half as the pocket door was sliding closed it would work flawlessly but when you went to open it. The trouble turned out to function as the track was missing a screw in the rear and as the door slid back to the frame the tracking would hang down at an angle in the weight of the door. There clearly was no method as it absolutely was at that very back of the pocket door frame close to the framing itself, to attain the screw.
As a way to fix the pocket door trouble, I was going to have to remove a great sized area of the plastered wall at the upper right hand corner of the pocket door frame. This is the only real thing I really could think of and would require a simple wall patch and some paint to really make the repair complete. I then use some fast setting drywall plaster plus some fiberglass drywall tape to mend the wall. This took another hour in order to complete the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door issues are a little more easy to fix than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have issues sliding and eventually are left closed, never to be properly used again. Painting the doors over and over again can actually increase the depth of the door or excessive moisture in the home over long periods of time can also cause the door to swell keeping it from opening correctly.