Design Pocket Door Locks - Just a few months back I went over to fix a pocket door that was closing at a peculiar angle. It was the very first time I'd ran into this kind of situation and was definitely lost. I got a torch and started looking inside the pocket door frame. I had difficulty discovering the issue but when I did it was obvious.
As the pocket door was slipping shut it works perfectly but when you went to open it the bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam. There is not any way because it was at that back of the pocket door frame near the framing, to achieve the screw.
It was the sole thing I really could think of and would require an easy wall patch and some paint to really make the repair whole. I then use some fiberglass drywall tape and some quick setting drywall plaster to correct 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 shut, never to be utilized again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact add to the depth of the door or excessive moisture in the house over long amounts of time also can make the door to swell preventing it from opening properly.