Antique Pocket Door Track - Just a few months ago I went over to fix a pocket door that was shutting at a weird angle. It was the first time I had ran into this kind of scenario and was definitely lost. I got a flashlight and began looking within the pocket door frame. I had difficulty finding the problem but when I did it was evident.
The base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam, as the pocket door was slipping closed it would work flawlessly but when you went to open it. There is no solution to attain the screw because it had been at that very back of the pocket door frame near the framing.
To be able to correct the pocket door issue, I had been going to need to remove an excellent sized area of the plastered wall at the upper right hand corner of the pocket door frame. It was the sole thing I would require a wall patch that is simple and could think of and a few paint to make the repair complete. 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 correct the wall. This took another hour to finish the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door issues are a little easier to fix than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have issues sliding and eventually are left closed, never to be utilized again. Painting the doors over and over again can actually increase the depth of the door or excessive moisture in the house over long amounts of time can also make the door to swell keeping it from opening correctly.