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Old 01-26-2010, 07:24 PM   #1
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I have a sliding glass door that door that does not line up with the stricker. How can I adjust it.

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Old 01-26-2010, 09:37 PM   #2
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If Andersen pop the covers on the bottom and adjust the rollers hidden inside

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The bottom rollers on most sliding doors are adjustable, so you can tilt the door as needed to fit flat on latch side. There are holes on the inside side of the doors(covered with plastic caps) or at the ends at the bottom for acces to the adjustments. Location depends on the manufacturer.
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I tried that and it doesn't seem to move much. It has two holes and you have to turn one before the other will turn. does the weight have to be off the door before it can be adjusted?
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I tried that and it doesn't seem to move much. It has two holes and you have to turn one before the other will turn. does the weight have to be off the door before it can be adjusted?
Do you know who made the door? Is it wood? Metal? How old?
If the adjustment doesn't work, it might be an old door. You might try shooting a silicone spray into the holes and let it soak in for a while. The Andersens and Pellas are easily adjusted just sitting on the track.
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Thanks for your quick reply. It is a Anderson metal door. I can only get about 3 turns and then I here a click. I know the floor is not level but it was working fine until I tried adjusting it to glide more easily.
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There should be small wheels inside that could need replacing. Try to remove the slider and take a look.
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Thanks for your quick reply. It is a Anderson metal door. I can only get about 3 turns and then I here a click. I know the floor is not level but it was working fine until I tried adjusting it to glide more easily.
If you're speaking about an "Andersen" door, they do not make metal doors.
As antler said, remove the door and look at the under side for the issue. If after you've tried lubricating it, and it still doesn't adjust. Parts will probably be available, but unless you're in a large populated area, you'll have to find it online.
There's a possibility it is at it's limit and the actual issue is that the jamb isn't plumb.
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Ron, sprayed them with silicone and they adjusted easily. Thanks again.
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You're welcome.
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