Pocket Door Keyed Locking Hardware - Just a couple months ago I went over to fix a pocket door that was shutting at a peculiar angle. This was the very first time I'd ran into this kind of scenario and was definitely lost. I started looking inside the pocket door frame and got a flashlight. I had trouble discovering the problem but when I did it was obvious.
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 perfectly but when you went to open it. The trouble turned out to function as the track was missing a screw in the rear and as the door slid back into the frame the tracking would hang down at an angle from the weight of the door. There is no solution since it absolutely was at that back of the pocket door frame near the framing, to attain the screw.
This was the only real thing I really could think of and would require a straightforward wall patch plus some paint to help make the repair complete. I then use some fast setting drywall plaster plus some fiberglass drywall tape to correct the wall. This took another hour in order to complete the drywall properly.
Some pocket door troubles are a little easier to fix than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have troubles sliding and eventually are left closed, never to be properly used again. Painting the doors over and over again can actually add to the thickness of the door or excessive moisture in the home over long periods of time also can cause the door to swell preventing it from opening properly.