How to Adjust Sliding Door Rollers

What You'll Need
Silicone spray
Replacement wheels
Cloth or sponge

Before adjusting sliding door rollers, you may have to ask a friend to help you lift the door up and away from the tracks, as doors can be quite heavy.

Step 1-Loosening Screws

Use a screwdriver to rotate the adjustment screws located at the base of the door frame on each side. If you want to merely adjust the height of the wheels, you need to turn the screws clockwise. However, to remove the door, rotate the screws counterclockwise. This causes the wheels to retract and the door to lower.

Step 2-Removing the Door

Unscrew the head stop and remove the door carefully to inspect the rollers. Replace damaged rollers and wipe off any dirt or particles with a cloth. You could also lubricate the wheels with a silicone spray to facilitate easy movement.

Step 3-Fixing the Door

Put the rollers back into position by placing it into the access hole. Make sure you clean the tracks before replacing the door. After placing the door on the tracks, rotate the adjustment screws and secure it with the head stop. Also ensure that the door moves back and forth without rattling or stopping.

When carrying out repairs, remember to avoid leaving the door unattended when it’s lowered as it could fall or cause injury.