Stanley Pocket Door Latch - Just a couple months ago I went over to repair a pocket door that was shutting at a bizarre angle. This was the first time I had ran into this sort of scenario and was definitely lost. I started looking in the pocket door frame and got a flashlight. I had trouble discovering the problem but when I did it was apparent.
The difficulty turned out to be as the door slid back into 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 rear that was very. There was no approach to reach the screw because it had been at that very back of the pocket door frame close to the framing itself.
As a way to correct the pocket door difficulty, I was going to have to remove a good sized area of the plastered wall at the top right-hand corner of the pocket door frame. This was the only real thing I would require an easy wall patch and could think of and some paint to make the repair complete. This job took me to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen out from the pocket door track. I then use some fiberglass drywall tape and some fast setting drywall plaster to repair the wall. This took another hour to complete the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door issues are a little easier to repair than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have issues falling and eventually are left shut, never to be used again. Painting the doors over and over again can actually add to the thickness of the door or the doorway to swell preventing it from opening correctly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the house over long periods of time.