Fixing Stuck Pocket Doors - Just a few months ago I went over to repair a pocket door that was closing in a strange angle. This is the first time I'd ran into this sort of scenario and was definitely lost. I started looking within the pocket door frame and got a flashlight. I had difficulty finding the problem but when I did it was apparent.
The base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half, as the pocket door was skidding shut it would work perfectly but when you went to open it. The trouble turned out to be as the door slid back to the frame the tracking would hang down at an angle from the weight of the doorway and the track was missing a screw in the rear that was very. There is not any way because it absolutely was at that very back of the pocket door frame near the framing itself to attain the screw.
As a way to fix the pocket door trouble, I was going to have to remove an excellent sized area of the plastered wall in the top right-hand corner of the pocket door frame. This is the sole thing I would require a wall patch that is simple and really could think of and some paint to help make the repair complete. I then use some quick setting drywall plaster and some fiberglass drywall tape to correct the wall. This took another hour to finish the drywall properly.
Some pocket door troubles are a little more easy to repair than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have troubles sliding and eventually are left shut, never to be used again. Painting the doors over and over again can actually increase the thickness of the door or the doorway to swell preventing it from opening properly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the house over long periods of time.