Heavy Duty Cabinet Pocket Door Hardware - Just a few months ago I went over to repair a pocket door that was shutting at a weird angle. This was the 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 flashlight. I had difficulty finding the issue but when I did it was noticeable.
The base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam, as the pocket door was sliding closed it works perfectly but when you went to open it. The difficulty turned out to be the path was missing a screw in the very back and as the door slid back to the frame the tracking would hang down at an angle in the weight of the doorway. There is no method as it had been at that very back of the pocket door frame near the framing to attain the screw.
As a way to repair the pocket door difficulty, I would need to remove a good sized area of the plastered wall at the upper right hand corner of the pocket door frame. This was the sole thing I really could think of and would require a simple wall patch plus some paint to help make the repair complete. This job took me to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen out of the pocket door track. I then use some fiberglass drywall tape and some quick setting drywall plaster to repair the wall. This took another hour to complete the drywall properly.
Some pocket door issues are a little easier to repair than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have issues sliding and eventually are left closed, never to be properly used again. Painting the doors over and over again can actually add to the thickness of the door or excessive moisture in the house over long amounts of time also can make the doorway to swell keeping it from opening properly.