Remove bifold door

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Old 12-21-18, 09:12 PM
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Remove bifold door

I need to remove one side of a bifold door to have more access to a closet. The stuff I've looked at online mostly shows a spring mechanism that looks different than my door. In looking at it, it looks like I need to pop the pin out of the plastic bracket. I've tried a screwdriver and needle nose pliers with no luck. How should this be done?

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Old 12-21-18, 09:21 PM
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Try lifting the door up and off the lower hinge pin.
 
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Old 12-21-18, 09:22 PM
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I tried, but there isn't enough play.

Edit: Even after closing the door to maximize leverage.
 
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Old 12-21-18, 10:19 PM
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That top roller looks damaged..... or the top of the door is damaged.
The bottom hinge pin may be adjustable.
 
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Old 12-21-18, 10:27 PM
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Near the top roller there is a set screw, usually phillips head. Unscrew that and the top bracket will slide along the top rail. Move it till the door slips out of the track and you can move it aside. To reinstall, reverse the procedure.
 
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I don't see a screw like that. To be clear, I just need to release the right side of the door to swing it all the way out. I found the original manufacturer documentation, but it doesn't tell me much. Attached is a pic.

When I last did it a few years ago, I fooled with the left side and it was a nightmare to get back in and aligned.
 
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Old 12-21-18, 11:38 PM
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I'm pretty sure it's at the bottom. If you link in the technical link...... it shows that the bottom pins are adjustable.

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The bottom pin is adjustable. I suspect it's been screwed out to make the door more secure. You need to screw it in to get the play needed to lift the door up and out.
 
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Thanks for the responses. I was not even able to get a normal wrench on the bottom nut/screw. Apparently the installer has a thinner wrench that is included. I was able to release the screw on the top left and slide the door off the bottom pivot and move the top pivot over enough.

The reason I need to do this is to install a filter in a newly installed furnace. It is not ideal having to move the door to change the filter, but the original design of the closet had the furnace too far off to the left.

My whole place has these type of doors, but I might consider putting in bypass doors if this becomes too much of a pain every month.
 
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Old 12-22-18, 10:16 AM
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The top pin is spring loaded. Press downward to release it from the top glide.
 
 

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