Different Styles Of Pocket Doors - Just a couple of months ago I went over to fix a pocket door that was closing in a bizarre angle. It was the first time I had ran into this sort of scenario and was undoubtedly confused. I began looking within the pocket door frame and got a torch. I had difficulty finding the issue but when I did it was apparent.
The bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam as the pocket door was skidding closed it works flawlessly but when you went to open it. The trouble turned out to be as the door slid back into the framework the tracking would hang down at an angle in the weight of the door and the course was missing a screw in the rear. There was no strategy because it was at that back of the pocket door frame near the framing itself to reach the screw.
It was the only thing I could think of and would require an easy wall patch and some paint to help make the repair complete. Then I use some fast setting drywall plaster and some fiberglass drywall tape to mend the wall. This took another hour to finish the drywall properly.
Some pocket door troubles are a little more easy 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 actually add to the depth of the door or excessive moisture in the house over long periods of time may also make the door to swell preventing it from opening properly.