If you go outside our sliding glass door and heard the grinding rollers, and had to use excessive force to open. You would think to fix it later. But your job very seize your attention so that you may forget about your sliding glass doors rollers.
There are several things that can cause your sliding glass door was broken or not working well. For example, your sliding glass door does not move or fall off the track, you may be able to fix the problem simply by fixing plastic rollers. The rollers can crack or wear out from time to time, especially if the tracks are dirty. Debris on the track grinds down the plastic rollers. As the heavy door passes, debris can also dig into the track itself unless you have a sliding glass door metal tracks.
There are some simple tricks to begin repair sliding glass door rollers, so let’s get started.
- Lubricate rollers with penetrating oil if your sliding door stuck. Remove any debris on the track which can hinder movement that door.
- Adjust the roller if the vibrating glass doors or stick as it moves along the track. Look for a small hole in the door near the top and bottom rollers. Depending on the design of your door, hole adjustment may be at the front door or along the edges. Insert a small Phillips screwdriver into each hole and turn it counter to extend the roller if your door is too loose. Turn the screwdriver clockwise to retract roller if door sticks.
- Lift the bottom of the sliding door straight sets to remove the roller from the track. Pull the door down and away from the track to release the roller. Place the door on a sturdy table or desk so you have a clear view of the roller.
- Check the rollers and replace a broken, cracked or worn. To remove rollers, take the adjustment screw on top of the hole. Try not to separate the door frame from the glass as you pull it from the rollers.
- Remove the mounting screws on the top and bottom of the door when the track showed signs of damage or wear. Install the track replacement and tighten the screws to hold the new track in place.
- Position the roller under your direction and set the set the rollers on the track when you’re ready to reinstall the sliding glass door. Lower down the door rollers securely in the bottom line. Repeat Step 2 to adjust the rollers if the door does not fit properly on the track.
Congratulations on your sliding glass doors glide very well today, and you could say, “I do it myself!”