Pocket Door Wall Detail - Just a couple months back I went over to fix a pocket door that was shutting in a strange angle. This was the very first time I had ran into this type of situation and was undoubtedly lost. I got a torch and began looking inside the pocket door frame. I had a hard time discovering the problem but when I did it was clear.
The issue turned out to function as the path was missing a screw in the very rear and as the door slid back into the frame the tracking would hang down at an angle in the weight of the doorway. There was no solution to achieve the screw as it absolutely was at that very back of the pocket door frame close to the framing itself.
This was the sole thing I could think of and would require a straightforward wall patch and a few paint to help make the repair complete. This job took me to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen from the pocket door path. Then I 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 issues are a little easier to fix than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have issues falling and eventually are left shut, never to be utilized again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact increase the thickness of the door or the doorway to swell preventing it from opening properly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the home over long periods of time.