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dfphoto 09-23-2013 10:17 PM

Sliding door wheel blocks removal of door
 
Hi group, I have a sliding door in my condo and have two issues.
1. There is a low spot in the door frame right in the center.
2. The left wheel when looking out the door, is broken and hangs down as I lift the door up, I tried to loosen the screw that raises the wheel but it came out so not sure what is happening. The door is from 1983, so not sure what brand it is or really what to do.

Wondering if anyone has any clues.... Thanks Dave

nealtw 09-23-2013 11:09 PM

Some doors have to be as close to full open as you can before you can lift them out. With a hanging wheel it will be a two person job. One to lift the door and one to deal with the wheel with a flat scraper or something. If the droop is still a problem, sometimes depending on the flooring on the inside you can remove the molding below and wedge up the center. You are chancing a break in the fixed window. And welcome.

dfphoto 09-25-2013 03:01 PM

I will give it a try didn't have a long screw driver so I'll see what happens I was thinking about bringing a car jack and try to push the bow up a 1/2" that might make a difference.

nealtw 09-25-2013 08:07 PM

As long as you know you could break the fixed window.


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