Vintage Pocket Door Hangers - Just a couple months back I went over to repair a pocket door that was shutting at a peculiar angle. This is the first time I'd ran into this sort of situation and was definitely confused. I got a torch and began looking in the pocket door frame. I had a hard time finding the issue but when I did it was noticeable.
The bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam as the pocket door was sliding shut it would work flawlessly but when you went to open it. The difficulty 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 is not any method to attain the screw as it absolutely was at that very back of the pocket door frame close to the framing itself.
This is the only thing I really could think of and would require an easy wall patch and some paint to help make the repair complete. Then I use some quick setting drywall plaster and some fiberglass drywall tape to fix the wall. This took another hour to finish the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door issues are a little easier to repair than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have issues falling and eventually are left shut, never to be utilized 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 amounts of time may also make the door to swell keeping it from opening correctly.