Sliding Door

Old 04-02-04, 09:29 AM
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Sliding Door

Hi everyone!
I got a little problem, hopefully someone can help me out.
I have a sliding door in the kitchen, and one day it started to offer a lot of resistance to slide.
I realized that the door was not aligned and that the end that closes against the wall was lower.
I found out I could change the heigth of the rollers inside, but when I touched the screw, it came loose and finally a nut fell to the track.
It looks like the only way to fix this now is taking the door out and replacing the roller.
But, I can't take it out!!!
All I keep reading is simply move the door up and then out. Well, this one is far from getting out. First, moving it up is not engouh to get it out of the track inside the U shaped bottom of the door, but if I was lucky and could then I have the metal trim like 1/2 inch higher!
I could try to take it to the other side, but I have the fixed panel in the way.
Any clues?

Old 04-04-04, 09:51 PM
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the stationary panel needs to be removed first.
The header may have settled which is why thier is not enough room to lift the door above the u....
you might be able to persuade the door above the u with a few flat pry bars...

search the archives...thier are many posts on removing stationary doors.
Old 04-05-04, 09:12 PM
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The door has to be in the open position to move it up. Open the door at least half way or more than try to lift it up. Hope this does it.
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First, I'm assuming that you are talking about a sliding glass door.

What Stephen said and what Michael said can both be true.

EITHER you have to remove the stationary pane to get the sliding sash out, OR you have to open the sash well past 1/2 way in order to lift it out -- depends on whose door you have. (It's NOT an option to do one or the other -- it's either/or!!)

Look carefully at the threshold of the door. Your sliding sash is captured by the channels that were extruded in the threshold. If the ribs on both sides of the sliding sash are the same height, then you can lift it out when it is opened most all of the way. But if the rib on the interior side is a lot taller (1/2" or so) than the rib on the exterior side of the sash, then you'll have to remove the staionary panel in order to get the sliding sash out.

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