4 Panel Pocket Door - Just a couple of months back I went over to repair a pocket door that was shutting at a strange angle. It was the first time I'd ran into this type of scenario and was definitely lost. I got a torch and started looking within the pocket door frame. I had difficulty finding the issue but when I did it was noticeable.
As the pocket door was sliding closed it would work perfectly but when you went to open it the base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half. There clearly was no method since it had been at that back of the pocket door frame close to the framing, to attain the screw.
It was the only real thing I would require a simple wall patch and really could think of and a few paint to make the repair complete. This job took me about one hour to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen out from the pocket door path. I then use some fast setting drywall plaster and some fiberglass drywall tape to correct the wall. This took another hour to complete the drywall properly.
Some pocket door issues are a little more easy to repair than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have issues falling and eventually are left closed, never to be utilized again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact increase the thickness of the door or the door to swell keeping it from opening properly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the home over long amounts of time.