Folding closet doors are popular choices for bedrooms, pantries and laundry rooms. Fix problems quickly prevent more damage to the door or the track. Take a closer look a doors that frequently stick or wobble, forcing you to pull them free.
Fix a Door That Wobbles
- Gently lift the panel up to remove the door from the track. It should just slide out.
- Use pliers to remove the pivot pin.
- Use a wooden dowel to measure and drill the pivot hole in the closet door to match.
- Glue the dowel into the new pivot hole. Allow this to dry completely before continuing.
- Once dried, cut the dowel to level with the door.
- Drill another hole for the pivot pin. A new pin may be necessary if the old one is damaged.
- Replace the door on the track by lining it up and lifting in into the track. It should not wobble anymore.
Replace a Broken Panel
- Remove the door from the track by gently lifting on it. The door should just slide out.
- Start taking the hardware off of the broken panel. Remove the hinge with a drill.
- With the door now free from the hinge and off the track you can get a proper measurement. Take the measurement with you to purchase the new panel in a standard color.
- Paint or stain the door with the same color as the rest of the panels. If you can’t get a match, you can always paint the other panels as well. This will give you a seamless look.
- Using your tape measure, get accurate measurements for the location of the hardware. Drill holes according to the precise measurements.
- Attach the door to the hardware on the track, and hang the panel back up using the same method you used to remove the door.