Kwikset Round Pocket Door Lock Hardware - Just a couple of months ago I went over to fix a pocket door that was closing at a peculiar angle. This was the very first time I'd ran into this type of situation and was definitely confused. I got a flashlight and began looking within the pocket door frame. I had a hard time discovering the problem but when I did it was obvious.
The difficulty turned out to be as the door slid back into the frame the tracking would hang down at an angle in the weight of the door and the track was missing a screw in the rear that was very. There was not any method since it had been at that back of the pocket door frame close to the framing itself, to reach the screw.
In order to correct the pocket door difficulty, I would need to remove a great sized area of the plastered wall at the upper right hand corner of the pocket door frame. This was the only real thing I could think of and would require an easy wall patch and some paint to make the repair whole. This job took me about one hour to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen from the pocket door track. I then use some fiberglass drywall tape and some quick setting drywall plaster to repair the wall. This took another hour in order to complete the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door issues are a little easier to fix than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have issues falling and eventually are left closed, never to be used again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact add to the depth of the door or the door to swell preventing it from opening correctly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the home over long amounts of time.