Sticking sliding glass door


Old 05-12-00, 09:38 PM
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Yes we have a wood sliding glass door that is hard to open after it is open it slides great and if you open it within a few minutes it opens easily but if it sits for a few minutes then it wants to stick again it got worse after painting I have tried WD40 Silicone does anyone have any suggestions it seems like door is sticking where it goes over to latch thanks for any help Steve
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Old 05-13-00, 08:17 AM
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Does it stick like it is pinching in the rail? Does it bind anywhere in particular?

Sounds like a guide rail is causing a bind on bottom or top.

If it has roller guides you can probably have them replaced. You should be able to remove the slider by lifting it up and off the guide rail.

Do this and see if there are any obvious problems.

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Old 05-13-00, 04:18 PM
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Look closely at the top guides of the door, the rollers on the bottom of the door, and the rail those rollers ride on. One or more of those items seem to be what's causing your door to stick. Make sure the rollers are properly adjusted so that the door is clearing the bottom guide rail and the vertical edges are parallel with the door jamb. If the bottom guide rail is worn, you can get a 'snap cap' from a local glass shop that snaps onto your existing guide.
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