Stanley Pocket Door Handles - Just a few months ago I went over to repair a pocket door that was closing in a peculiar angle. This is the first time I'd ran into this type of scenario and was definitely lost. I got a flashlight and began looking within the pocket door frame. I had trouble discovering the problem but when I did it was noticeable.
As the pocket door was sliding closed it would work perfectly but when you went to open it the base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half. There was not any solution since it had been at that 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 wall patch that is simple and a few paint to really make the repair complete. This job took me to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen from the pocket door path. I then use some fast setting drywall plaster plus some fiberglass drywall tape to repair the wall. This took another hour to complete the drywall properly.
Some pocket door troubles are a little more easy to repair 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 in fact add to the thickness of the door or the doorway to swell keeping it from opening properly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the home over long periods of time.