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Our house was built back in 1973 and has pocket doors in the kitchen. One is "off" its track and I cannot get it back on. Any ideas? Don't want to remove the drywall to get at it.      Thanks                         John



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Our house was built back in 1973 and has pocket doors in the kitchen. One is "off" its track and I cannot get it back on. Any ideas? Don't want to remove the drywall to get at it.      Thanks                         John


 John, I had the same problem a couple years ago with our 1970 home. You should be able to see, but possibly not be able to get to the adjusters on top. This means you will need to carefully pull the molding off the pocket side and work the door out of the cavity. Once the molding is off, (might have to do both sides of the molding for clearance)you will have room to tilt the door and remove it. If the track is damaged, you then need to replace it by then pulling off some of the 'rock, being the only way to access it. Assuming that the track is fine and only a wheel is damaged, you can then replace the entire mechanism or if it's an odd ball as some of ours are, do some 'constructive thinking' and just replace the wheels.



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I will give it a try ,thanks Dave smile Stay warm!!



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yep, ol dave has thisun figgered out purdy good.their ok till somethin goes wrong. hahaha, they can be a pita. i hate to break into a wall but sometimes that the only way.

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Our house was built back in 1973 and has pocket doors in the kitchen. One is "off" its track and I cannot get it back on. Any ideas? Don't want to remove the drywall to get at it.      Thanks                         John


 John, I had the same problem a couple years ago with our 1970 home. You should be able to see, but possibly not be able to get to the adjusters on top. This means you will need to carefully pull the molding off the pocket side and work the door out of the cavity. Once the molding is off, (might have to do both sides of the molding for clearance)you will have room to tilt the door and remove it. If the track is damaged, you then need to replace it by then pulling off some of the 'rock, being the only way to access it. Assuming that the track is fine and only a wheel is damaged, you can then replace the entire mechanism or if it's an odd ball as some of ours are, do some 'constructive thinking' and just replace the wheels.


           Dave it worked!biggrin All they needed (3 doors) was some Vaseline on the wheels,and easy peassy! Thanks bud, Happy 2014!    John on the frozen North shore of Lake Erie smile



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JPB wrote:
Dave W wrote:
JPB wrote:

Our house was built back in 1973 and has pocket doors in the kitchen. One is "off" its track and I cannot get it back on. Any ideas? Don't want to remove the drywall to get at it.      Thanks                         John


 John, I had the same problem a couple years ago with our 1970 home. You should be able to see, but possibly not be able to get to the adjusters on top. This means you will need to carefully pull the molding off the pocket side and work the door out of the cavity. Once the molding is off, (might have to do both sides of the molding for clearance)you will have room to tilt the door and remove it. If the track is damaged, you then need to replace it by then pulling off some of the 'rock, being the only way to access it. Assuming that the track is fine and only a wheel is damaged, you can then replace the entire mechanism or if it's an odd ball as some of ours are, do some 'constructive thinking' and just replace the wheels.


           Dave it worked!biggrin All they needed (3 doors) was some Vaseline on the wheels,and easy peassy! Thanks bud, Happy 2014!    John on the frozen North shore of Lake Erie smile



 So then you ARE South of my Frozen Upstate New York Tundra.

Sounds like you had a productive day biggrin



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