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Old 07-31-2020, 02:27 PM   #1
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What does this sliding screen door need to fix it?


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Someone asked if I could look at a screen door with an eye towards fixing it, and since she's cute I agreed
However, I'm baffled. At first I thought it was just a plastic slider since the other end has a plastic kind of tab sticking out. But on more examination I realized that seems like a wheel(s) broken off. I perused Home Depot but there are a lot of wheels and such; it was not obvious to me what was needed.

Any helpful ideas please!
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Some have glides and some have wheels. I don't see a mounting point for wheels.
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Some have glides and some have wheels. I don't see a mounting point for wheels.
Huh, so maybe my first instinct was correct? I don't remember it ever rolling, unless it was broken when we got here 20 years ago...
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Look in the corners of the glass. You may be lucky enough to find a MFG name which could point you in the right direction.


You might take a visual walk through the online window parts dealers like Blaine windows. There are are couple of other good ones I can't recall right now.
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https://imgur.com/a/86XPebh
Someone asked if I could look at a screen door with an eye towards fixing it, and since she's cute I agreed
However, I'm baffled. At first I thought it was just a plastic slider since the other end has a plastic kind of tab sticking out. But on more examination I realized that seems like a wheel(s) broken off. I perused Home Depot but there are a lot of wheels and such; it was not obvious to me what was needed.

Any helpful ideas please!
No disrespect , but your post is a little unclear . Questions :

1. What is wrong with it , in other words , what needs "fixing" ?

2. Does this move vertically or horizontally ?

3. I see what looks like a latch end . Is there a finger pull to operate it ?
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If all else fails, you can fabricate a new screen door from a kit.
Will cost more, but will look better. Good luck.
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No disrespect , but your post is a little unclear
Yes, this is unclear to me too
1. What is wrong with it , in other words , what needs "fixing" ?
One end has nothing holding it in the track any more, so it falls out. Right now it is kind of leaning against the glass door, somewhat held in by a stub at the other end.

2. Does this move vertically or horizontally ?
Horizontally, or from the picture towards/away from the camera

3. I see what looks like a latch end . Is there a finger pull to operate it ?
Yes, that lets you latch it into place when you open the screen all the way.
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If all else fails, you can fabricate a new screen door from a kit. Will cost more, but will look better. Good luck.
Heh, it might look TOO good compared to the rest, but it's a good backup idea I had not thought about at all-thumbs up!
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