Hafele Pocket Door Slide System - Just a few months ago I went over to repair a pocket door that was shutting at a peculiar angle. This is the very first time I'd ran into this kind of scenario and was definitely confused. I began looking within the pocket door frame and got a flashlight. I had difficulty finding the problem but when I did it was clear.
As the pocket door was slipping closed it works flawlessly but when you went to open it the base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam. There is no way as it was at that back of the pocket door frame near the framing itself, to attain the screw.
This is the only thing I really could think of and would require a wall patch that is simple and some 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. I then use some fast setting drywall plaster and some fiberglass drywall tape to fix the wall. This took another hour to finish the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door issues are a little more easy to repair than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have issues sliding and eventually are left closed, never to be properly used again. Painting the doors over and over again can actually add to the thickness of the door or excessive moisture in the house over long amounts of time can also cause the doorway to swell preventing it from opening correctly.