Pocket Door Wrench Stanley - Just a couple of months ago I went over to repair a pocket door that was shutting at a peculiar angle. It was the very first time I'd ran into this kind of scenario and was undoubtedly confused. I got a torch and began looking inside the pocket door frame. I had difficulty finding the problem but when I did it was clear.
The base 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. There clearly was not any approach as it was at that back of the pocket door frame near the framing itself to achieve the screw.
It was the sole thing I could think of and would require an easy wall patch and some paint to help make the repair complete. This job took me about one hour to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen from the pocket door track. Then I use some fast setting drywall plaster and some fiberglass drywall tape to repair the wall. This took another hour to complete the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door problems are a little easier to repair than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have problems 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 home over long amounts of time.