Mortise Pocket Door Lockset - Just a couple months back I went over to fix a pocket door that was shutting at a strange angle. This was the very first time I'd ran into this type of situation and was undoubtedly confused. I got a torch and started looking within the pocket door frame. I had a hard time discovering the problem 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 be as the door slid back to the framework the tracking would hang down at an angle in the weight of the doorway and the course was missing a screw in the very back. There clearly was no method to attain the screw because it had been at that back of the pocket door frame near the framing itself.
This was the only real thing I would require a wall patch that is simple and really could think of and some paint to help make the repair whole. This job took me to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen out of the pocket door path. Then I use some fiberglass drywall tape and some quick setting drywall plaster to fix the wall. This took another hour to finish the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door troubles are a little more easy to fix than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have troubles sliding and eventually are left closed, never to be used again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact add to the depth of the door or excessive moisture in the home over long periods of time also can cause the doorway to swell preventing it from opening correctly.