How to remove rollers on sliding glass door


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Old 10-04-04, 05:10 PM
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How to remove rollers on sliding glass door

Our patio door is hard to push so we removed and cleaned the tracks of gunk etc and noticed one of the two sets of bottom rollers does not roll. We would like to remove these rollers to find replacements but don't know how to remove the rollers. It is an Arcadia door, aluminum, about 25 years old, and possibly series 700 (not sure). Can anyone tell me how to get these rollers off? Thanks.
 
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Hardly Worth the effort

Hardly worth the effort to remove the rollers because you likely won't find replacement rollers.

Before you do anything, contact the door manufacturer to see if they are still in business and if so if they can supply 25 year old door parts.

If not time for new doors.
 
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Old 10-05-04, 04:48 PM
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To remove most patio door rollers, the bottom rail that holds the rollers must be removed before the roller assembly can be removed. Some are held in with screws and others snap into place. Arcadia replacement rollers are available and can be ordered at most glass shops.
 
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Old 10-05-04, 08:07 PM
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There are two holes at the bottom edge of the door; the bottom hole is where we insert a long phillips screwdriver to adjust the rollers. The top hole has a phillips screw in it--is that the screw that holds the bottom frame in place?
 
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Old 10-06-04, 05:24 AM
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you are correct. Remove the very top screw and pry out the roller to inspect and or replace.You may need to tap the side rail out just a little on both sides ( both side rails ) tap the bottom rail off ( because %99 of the rollers slide into the bottom rail ) the other %1 just drop in.
 
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Thanks--we'll try it.
 
 

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