Emtek Pocket Door Pull - Just a couple months back I went over to fix a pocket door that was closing in a peculiar angle. This was the very first time I'd ran into this type of scenario and was definitely confused. I started looking within the pocket door frame and got a flashlight. I had trouble finding the problem but when I did it was apparent.
As the pocket door was sliding shut it would work perfectly but when you went to open it the bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half. 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 doorway and the track was missing a screw in the very back. There clearly was not any method to reach the screw since it was at that back of the pocket door frame near the framing itself.
This was the only real thing I could think of and would require an easy wall patch and a few paint to help make the repair whole. This job took me to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen from the pocket door track. Then I use some fiberglass drywall tape and some quick setting drywall plaster to repair the wall. This took another hour to finish the drywall properly.
Some pocket door difficulties are a little easier to fix than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have difficulties falling and eventually are left shut, never to be utilized again. Painting the doors over and over again can actually add to the depth of the door or the doorway to swell keeping it from opening properly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the house over long periods of time.