Stanley Heavy Duty Pocket Door Hardware - Just a few months ago I went over to fix a pocket door that was closing in a strange angle. This was the first time I had ran into this kind of situation and was undoubtedly confused. I got a flashlight and began looking within the pocket door frame. I had difficulty discovering the issue but when I did it was obvious.
The base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam, as the pocket door was sliding shut it works flawlessly but when you went to open it. The issue turned out to be as the door slid back to the frame the tracking would hang down at an angle from the weight of the doorway and the track was missing a screw in the rear. There clearly was no method since it was at that very back of the pocket door frame close to the framing itself, to reach the screw.
This was the only thing I could think of and would require a wall patch that is simple plus some paint to help make the repair whole. 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 fast setting drywall plaster and some fiberglass drywall tape to correct the wall. This took another hour to finish the drywall properly.
Some pocket door problems are a little easier to fix than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have problems sliding and eventually are left shut, never to be used again. Painting the doors over and over again can actually increase the depth of the door or the doorway to swell keeping it from opening properly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the house over long amounts of time.