Replace rollers in metal sliding doors

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Old 04-12-16, 08:05 AM
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Replace rollers in metal sliding doors

Hi All ,anyone have an idea how these rollers get replaced ? It seems like the top and bottom channels must be removed ,can anyone confirm this? Seems like the seal around the glass could create a problem when reinstalling the channel,
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Old 04-12-16, 09:36 AM
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I'm not seeing a roller in your pictures. Don't the doors lift out of the track ?
 
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Old 04-12-16, 09:54 AM
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That is the door out of the track,laying on its side,the rollers are under that weather stripping which does not seem removable,that's why I think that channel needs to be removed from the bottom of the door,which means repositioning the seal around the glass,what a DA design!
 
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Old 04-12-16, 10:19 AM
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They should pull straight out. If they don't, look for a tab with a screw (centered between weatherstripping) on one end or the other.
 
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I notice that you already removed the screw that holds the bottom rail to the sides. After you remove both screws you must use a block of wood and hammer to remove the bottom rail. The bottom rail will have a screw inside that is holding the roller in place. Remove the roller, find and replace the roller assembly and replace the bottom rail. Wipe liquid soap on the rubber spline so that the rail goes on easily.
I just found this great video and a place where you can buy the parts. http://www.swisco.com/guides/view35
 
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Old 04-14-16, 06:40 AM
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I saw the video before,the one thing I am conserned with is reinstalling the rubber spline, does that remain on the glass?
 
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Old 04-14-16, 06:47 AM
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The rubber spline is also called a marine glazing boot. It wraps around the insulating glass unit. It can stay on or come off. Goes on easier than a pair of socks.

This is what it looks like. http://www.crlaurence.com/crlapps/sh...ID=9019&pom=0#

This is easier than you think and is practically impossible to screw up. Hardest part is getting it started. The block of wood and hammer is how it's done.. starting at one corner. Going back on, you may want to use a little soap and water to make it easy.

All you need to do is pop the bottom piece off, so assuming you need to remove it at all, you don't need to worry about taking all 4 sides off, just one.
 
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