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young707 07-14-2013 08:58 PM

how to remove closet sliding doors
 
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One of my rooms' closet sliding doors is not sliding much at all. I think the door hardware is grinding on the sliding tracks.
I am unable to remove the doors. Please tell me how to remove the doors? Thank you.

Picture 1 is the sliding closet doors, the front panel is having problem sliding
Picture 2 is the view from inside the closet of the lower sliding door hardware on the bottom track
Picture 3 is the view from inside the closet of the upper sliding hardware on the top track.

Thank you for your advice.

joecaption 07-14-2013 09:02 PM

Most likely there's dirt in the tracks. Did you try vacuuming them out?
The Phillips head screws need to be backed out to remover the whole door. Back them out and just lift up on the door.

oh'mike 07-14-2013 10:44 PM

That's a Stanly, I'll bet---Just lift it up to remove it---the top screws are the hangers--tighten the screws lifts the unit to clear the track if it is rubbing on the floor plate.

young707 07-15-2013 02:20 PM

Yes, I check and clean the bottom track. Its seems OK. Cannot lift it.

What do you mean backed out Philips head screws. Do you mean upper of lower screw heads? I tried both clockwise & counter-clockwise, it just keep turning.

oh'mike 07-15-2013 06:43 PM

Ub the second picture I see a grey plastic clip---does that lift up? Could that be the bottom track guide?

young707 07-15-2013 09:06 PM

yes, that metal (not plastic) clip is something from the bottom of the panel (same with upper panel). But I cannot move it or push it or do any thing with it.

Thanks for your advices.

young707 07-23-2013 02:16 PM

since I am unable to remove the closet sliding door, I assume I have to unscrew the tracks (upper & lower) to remove the doors, correct?

djlandkpl 07-23-2013 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by young707 (Post 1216270)

What do you mean backed out Philips head screws. Do you mean upper of lower screw heads? I tried both clockwise & counter-clockwise, it just keep turning.



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Originally Posted by young707 (Post 1219958)
since I am unable to remove the closet sliding door, I assume I have to unscrew the tracks (upper & lower) to remove the doors, correct?

The upper screw head adjusts the height of the door. There should be one one each side of the door. They will keep turning until the door bottom hits the bottom track or the top of the door hits the top track.

As you look at the screw, turn it counterclockwise a bunch of times. Watch the top edge of the door as you do it. You should see it move down. Once you have lowered it, try pulling up on the door to get it out of the track. The door will likely be heavy.

You should not have to unscrew the track to get the door out.

young707 08-04-2013 07:07 PM

ok, finally,
found I had to remove the bottom track first, lift the doors and slide the track side way.
then, unhooked the top wheels from upper track to remove the doors.


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