Ives 42 Pocket Sliding Door Bolt - Just a couple months ago I went over to repair a pocket door that was shutting at a strange angle. It was the first time I'd ran into this type of scenario and was undoubtedly lost. I got a flashlight and began looking within the pocket door frame. I had trouble finding the problem but when I did it was apparent.
The bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half as the pocket door was skidding shut it works perfectly but when you went to open it. There was not any method because it was at that back of the pocket door frame close to the framing itself, to achieve the screw.
It was the sole thing I could think of and would require a wall patch that is simple plus some paint to really make the repair complete. This job took me to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen out from the pocket door path. Then I use some fast setting drywall plaster plus some fiberglass drywall tape to correct the wall. This took another hour to finish the drywall properly.
Some pocket door problems are a little more easy to repair than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have problems falling and eventually are left shut, never to be utilized again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact increase the depth of the door or the doorway to swell preventing it from opening properly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the home over long periods of time.