How To Replace Rollers On A Sliding Screen Door

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Old rollers may make it difficult to slide open your door. A sliding door is supposed to glide along the tracks, not jump, jerk and get stuck as you attempt to open or close it. A sliding door commonly installs on the exterior of your home, exposing it to the outside elements. Over time, the rollers can wear out because of the amount of dirt and debris often found in the tracks, and because you constantly open and close the door.

Replace the old sliding door rollers so that your door glides along the tracks once again. Look for the two screws on the bottom ends of the sliding door. One screw sits above the other. The lower screw is the adjustment screw. Turn the adjustment screw counterclockwise on each end of the sliding glass door to raise the rollers and lower the door. Grasp both sides of the sliding door and lift the door up into the top track.

Tilt the bottom of the door toward you. Slowly pull the door away from the track. Sliding glass doors are heavy, so you may need help to remove the door from the track. Place the door on a stable work surface or the floor. Remove the screws above the adjustment screws on each end of the sliding door. These screws hold the rollers and the door frame to the bottom of the door. Place a wooden block against the bottom frame on the sliding door.

Tap the block with a rubber mallet to release the frame. Pry the original door rollers from the bottom of the door with a flat-head screwdriver. Take your door roller to a hardware store or home improvement center to find a replacement, as door rollers are not universal products. Make sure that you leave someone at your home when you leave for the store. Insert the replacement sliding door rollers into the cavity along the bottom of the door.

Replace the bottom frame. Use the wooden block and rubber mallet to gently tap the frame back onto the door. Secure the rollers and the frame with the screws that you previously removed. Turn the adjustment screws counterclockwise to raise the rollers before reinstalling the door. Vacuum the sliding door track to remove any dirt and debris. Rub the bottom tracks with a block of paraffin wax to lubricate them.

Hold the sliding door at an angle and place the top of the door into the track. Slowly lower the bottom of the door and insert it in the bottom track. Turn the adjustment screws clockwise to lower the rollers and raise the door. Continue to adjust the rollers until you're satisfied with the door placement and maneuverability. Things You Will Need Phillips screwdriver Wooden block Rubber mallet Flat-head screwdriver Vacuum Paraffin wax block About the Author Cecilia Harsch has been writing professionally since 2009.

She writes mainly home improvement, health and travel articles for various online publications. She has several years of experience in the home-improvement industry, focusing on gardening, and a background in group exercise instruction. Harsch received her Certified Nurses Assistant license in 2004. She attended Tarrant County College and studied English composition. Photo Credits Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images Suggest a Correction

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