Putman Pocket Door Set - Just a couple of months back I went over to repair a pocket door that was closing in a strange angle. This is the very first time I'd ran into this type of scenario and was undoubtedly confused. I got a torch and started looking within the pocket door frame. I had a hard time finding the problem but when I did it was noticeable.
The base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half as the pocket door was slipping closed it would work perfectly but when you went to open it. The trouble 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. There was no strategy as it was at that very back of the pocket door frame close to the framing itself, to reach the screw.
This is the only thing I could think of and would require a wall patch that is simple and a few 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 track. I then use some fiberglass drywall tape and some fast setting drywall plaster to mend the wall. This took another hour to finish the drywall properly.
Some pocket door difficulties are a little more easy to repair than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have difficulties falling and eventually are left closed, never to be utilized again. Painting the doors over and over again can actually add to the depth of the door or the door to swell preventing it from opening properly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the home over long amounts of time.