Pocket Door Flush Ring Pull - Just a few months back I went over to fix a pocket door that was shutting in a bizarre angle. This was the very first time I'd ran into this sort of scenario and was definitely 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 noticeable.
The bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half as the pocket door was slipping shut it would work flawlessly but when you went to open it. The problem turned out to be as the door slid back into the frame the tracking would hang down at an angle from the weight of the door and the track was missing a screw in the back. There was not any solution as it was at that back of the pocket door frame close to the framing, to achieve the screw.
In order to fix the pocket door problem, I had been going to need to remove a great sized area of the plastered wall in the upper right-hand corner of the pocket door frame. This was the only thing I could think of and would require a simple wall patch and some paint to help make the repair complete. I then use some quick setting drywall plaster plus some fiberglass drywall tape to repair the wall. This took another hour to finish the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door problems are a little easier to fix than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have problems sliding and eventually are left shut, never to be used again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact add to the depth of the door or the door to swell keeping it from opening correctly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the home over long periods of time.