Pocket Door Privacy Latch With Pull - Just a couple of months ago I went over to fix a pocket door that was closing in a weird angle. This was the first time I had ran into this sort of scenario and was undoubtedly lost. I got a flashlight and started looking inside the pocket door frame. I had trouble discovering the problem but when I did it was apparent.
The base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam as the pocket door was skidding closed it would work flawlessly but when you went to open it. The problem turned out to function as the course was missing a screw in the very rear so that as the door slid back into the framework the tracking would hang down at an angle from the weight of the doorway. There was not any method since it absolutely was at that back of the pocket door frame near the framing itself, to reach the screw.
This was the only real thing I could think of and would require a wall patch that is simple and a few paint to make the repair complete. This job took me to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen out of the pocket door path. I then use some fiberglass drywall tape and some fast setting drywall plaster to mend the wall. This took another hour to complete the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door issues are a little easier to fix than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have issues falling and eventually are left closed, never to be properly used again. Painting the doors over and over again can actually increase the depth of the door or the doorway to swell keeping it from opening correctly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the house over long periods of time.