Exterior Pocket Doors With Screens - Just a couple months back I went over to fix a pocket door that was shutting in a weird angle. This is the very first time I'd ran into this type of situation and was definitely confused. I got a torch and began looking inside the pocket door frame. I had a hard time finding the issue but when I did it was clear.
The base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam, as the pocket door was sliding shut it works flawlessly but when you went to open it. The issue turned out to be as the door slid back to the framework the tracking would hang down at an angle from the weight of the door and the course was missing a screw in the rear. There clearly was not any method to achieve the screw as it had been at that back of the pocket door frame near the framing itself.
This is the only thing I would require a wall patch that is simple and really could think of plus some paint to help make the repair whole. Then I use some fast setting drywall plaster plus some fiberglass drywall tape 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 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 depth of the door or excessive moisture in the house over long periods of time also can cause the door to swell preventing it from opening correctly.