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Old 12-28-2011, 07:01 PM   #1
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Sliding patio door won't completely close


The patio door glides along like it has on ice skates...yet will push back at the locking side as if a magnet were pulling it open. The rollers appear to be clean, I poked around the top and bottom thinking something was dirt or so and found nothing. What could be causing this? How would I fix it?
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:25 PM   #2
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did you check the bottom track to see if its level?

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I'm inclined to think it's the header that's out of level. The bottom rail just acts to keep the door panels aligned.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:07 PM   #4
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Okay, here's the deal... I'm a female (not that it should matter, but I'm of the age where dad didn't exactly call me over while fixing stuffs)
I'm pretty good with learning new things, yet would checking the level mean using my level to see if it's out of plumb now?
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yes. check the track and the header both. a few photos might help also
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:33 AM   #6
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+1 on pictures and perhaps a bit more details.

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