30 Pocket Door Slides - Just a couple of months ago I went over to fix a pocket door that was closing in a bizarre angle. It was the very first time I had ran into this type of scenario and was definitely confused. I got a flashlight and began looking inside the pocket door frame. I had a hard time discovering the issue but when I did it was obvious.
As the pocket door was slipping closed it would work perfectly but when you went to open it the base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam. There clearly was no strategy to reach the screw because it had been at that very back of the pocket door frame near the framing itself.
It was the only real thing I would require an easy wall patch and could think of plus some 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 fiberglass drywall tape and some fast setting drywall plaster to fix the wall. This took another hour to finish the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door troubles are a little easier to fix than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have troubles sliding and eventually are left closed, never to be utilized again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact add to the depth of the door or the door to swell keeping it from opening correctly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the home over long amounts of time.