Baldwin Pocket Door Lock - Just a couple of months ago I went over to repair a pocket door that was closing in a bizarre angle. This is the first time I had ran into this sort of scenario and was undoubtedly lost. I began looking in the pocket door frame and got a torch. I had trouble finding the issue but when I did it was clear.
The problem turned out to be the path was missing a screw in the very back so when the door slid back to the frame the tracking would hang down at an angle in the weight of the door. There is no approach since it had been at that very back of the pocket door frame near the framing itself, to achieve the screw.
This is the only real thing I really could think of and would require a simple wall patch and some paint to help make the repair whole. This job took me 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 quick setting drywall plaster to correct 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 closed, never to be properly used again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact add to the thickness 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.