Sticking Bi-fold Closet Doors

Old 11-19-03, 04:27 PM
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Sticking Bi-fold Closet Doors

Hi There!

I'm looking for some possible suggestions to help these bi-fold closet doors slide smoother. They have always seemed to "grab" at the metal track on top (no track at the bottom). I haven't looked at it for awhile (memory) but the rollers are either plastic or metal and do not look distorted-it's at a rental.

I looked them over and all seems in the right place/adjustment. I removed several doors and tried candle waxing the track and rollers but that did not help. I saw no deformed parts.

I believe the brand is either Morgan w/ Stanley hardware or another common brand, solid pine.

Guess I should of asked this question immediately after looking them over. I would of remembered more details!

Got any ideas?? Possible suggestions??

Would appreciate it!!

Old 11-19-03, 05:37 PM
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Solid pine?

WEIGH THE DOORS! Serious!! Jump on the bathroom scales. How much do you weigh? Now get on the scales with a pair of the doors in your hands. Subtract your weight and find out how much a pair of the doors weigh.

Basic Stanley hardware isn't designed to handle the weight of a solid door. You'll need to go to a door shop to find hardware that will handle them. If you can't find a door shop, go to a good lumber yard and have them check their catalogs.
Old 11-23-03, 02:03 PM
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This may also help...

My bifold doors came as a set. I installed them but had a similiar problem. I diagnosed it and fixed it after much headache.

The screws to fasten the track went through the track and as it furns out one of my screws wasn't sunk far enough, and the top of the roller would slap it preventing a smooth open-close motion.

Such a simple solution, I missed it for awhile!

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