Oversized Pocket Door Frame - Just a couple of months ago I went over to repair a pocket door that was closing in a weird angle. It was the very first time I'd ran into this kind of situation and was undoubtedly lost. I got a torch and began looking within the pocket door frame. I had a hard time discovering the issue but when I did it was clear.
The bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam as the pocket door was sliding closed it works flawlessly but when you went to open it. The problem turned out to be the path was missing a screw in the very rear and as the door slid back to the framework the tracking would hang down at an angle in the weight of the door. There is not any strategy since it was at that back of the pocket door frame close to the framing to achieve the screw.
It was the sole thing I could think of and would require a simple wall patch and a few paint to really make the repair complete. Then I use some fiberglass drywall tape and some fast setting drywall plaster to mend the wall. This took another hour in order to complete the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door troubles are a little easier to repair than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have troubles falling and eventually are left closed, never to be properly used again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact increase the depth of the door or the door to swell keeping it from opening correctly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the house over long amounts of time.