Stanley Pocket Door Pull - Just a couple of months back I went over to fix a pocket door that was shutting in a weird angle. This was the first time I'd ran into this kind of scenario and was undoubtedly lost. 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 clear.
The problem turned out to function as the track was missing a screw in the rear and as the door slid back to the framework the tracking would hang down at an angle from the weight of the door. There clearly was not any solution to achieve the screw since it had been at that back of the pocket door frame near the framing itself.
To be able to correct the pocket door problem, I was really going to need to remove a great sized area of the plastered wall in the top right hand corner of the pocket door frame. This was the only thing I would require a simple wall patch and really could think of and a few paint to help make the repair whole. This job took me about one hour to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen out of the pocket door path. I then use some quick setting drywall plaster and some fiberglass drywall tape to fix the wall. This took another hour to complete the drywall properly.
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 shut, never to be utilized again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact increase the thickness of the door or excessive moisture in the home over long periods of time may also cause the door to swell keeping it from opening properly.