Soft Close Pocket Door Johnson - Just a couple months back I went over to fix a pocket door that was shutting in a weird angle. This was the very first time I'd ran into this kind of scenario and was definitely confused. I began looking within the pocket door frame and got a torch. I had a hard time discovering the problem but when I did it was obvious.
The base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half, as the pocket door was sliding closed it works flawlessly but when you went to open it. The trouble turned out to be as the door slid back to the frame the tracking would hang down at an angle from the weight of the doorway and the track was missing a screw in the rear that was very. There clearly was no method since it was at that back of the pocket door frame close to the framing, to reach the screw.
This was the only real thing I would require a wall patch that is simple and really could think of and some paint to really make the repair whole. This job took me about one hour to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen out from the pocket door path. Then I use some fiberglass drywall tape and some fast setting drywall plaster to mend the wall. This took another hour to complete the drywall properly.
Some pocket door troubles are a little more easy to fix than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have troubles falling and eventually are left closed, never to be utilized again. Painting the doors over and over again can actually increase the thickness of the door or excessive moisture in the house over long amounts of time also can make the doorway to swell preventing it from opening properly.