Barn Style Pocket Doors - Just a couple months ago I went over to repair a pocket door that was shutting at a peculiar angle. This was the first time I'd ran into this sort of scenario and was undoubtedly lost. I started looking within the pocket door frame and got a flashlight. I had trouble finding the issue but when I did it was obvious.
The bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam, as the pocket door was skidding closed it would work perfectly but when you went to open it. There clearly was not any strategy because it was at that very back of the pocket door frame close to the framing itself, to reach the screw.
To be able to fix the pocket door issue, I was going to need to remove an excellent sized area of the plastered wall at the upper right hand corner of the pocket door frame. This was the sole thing I could think of and would require a wall patch that is simple plus some paint to help make the repair whole. This job took me about one hour to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen out from the pocket door track. Then I use some fast setting drywall plaster and some fiberglass drywall tape to mend the wall. This took another hour to finish the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door difficulties are a little easier to repair than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have difficulties sliding and eventually are left closed, never to be used again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact add to the thickness of the door or excessive moisture in the house over long amounts of time also can cause the door to swell keeping it from opening correctly.