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Old 08-22-2010, 01:19 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me how to replace the rollers on the bottom of the sliding door? I tried to lift the door out over the inner rail, but it wouldn't go that far up. Then I looked about taking the stationary glass out, but there are no screws to do that. What up, dude?

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Old 08-22-2010, 02:41 PM   #2
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dave, not sure of your brand. never seen one that couldn't come out. you may have o remove caps at lower edge and raise the wheel adjustments to clear the threshold ledge for lifting out. then the wheel assy's are just pressure fit in usually, grab and pull.

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are there any adjustments on the top of the door frame?
might need to use a screwdriver or chisel to coax the wheels over the track.
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Slide the door to the open position to clear the security blocks above, then lift after raising wheels, as mentioned already. I've installed some that needed a flat bar to get over the bottom frame.......

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Old 08-22-2010, 05:38 PM   #5
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On the stubborn ones I take a thin piece on metal (a flashing scrap) and lift the door and slide the thin metal under the roller. It hasn’t failed me yet.
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Old 08-23-2010, 04:20 AM   #6
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Thank you, gentlemen! I just didn't know how much brute force was needed. These wheels ride on a raised track in the center of the width of the door and have a phillips head screw to secure them. This door came with the house and never closed tightly from top to bottom. I adjusted the one roller up enough to disengage the adjusting screw and it went all the way down. I think if I can get it back together, I can lower the other one enough to get it to seal. I assumed that the screw would start getting tight near the end of it's limit, but it didn't. It was made about 1965 and I haven't a clue who made it. I will try a few things and get back to you. Thanks again for your help. This website and you guys are A#1
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:09 AM   #7
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My problem with the patio door was the threshold plate was not securely fastened to the floor and wouldn't allow the door to clear. I drilled the plate and installed 5 galvanized deck screws and the door came right out. Thanks again for kick-starting my brain!

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