Sliding Closet Door Track Repair Job


These sliding closet doors needed to be fixed because they kept coming off the track, and the only way to get them back on was to put the track wheel next to the track and bang them in.

They looked like this, with a decorative face plate across the top.

sliding closet doors



This problem is a result of the fact that when the builders did the door installation on these sliding closet doors, they set the decorative faceplate over the top of the doors under the molding so you can't take it off to fix the problem! This sliding closet door hardware is such that the wheels must be angled in to the track and then allowed to hang back down. The permanent faceplate doesn't allow you to do this. So when the closet doors have come off the track and you bang the wheel back in you bend the track up and make the problem worse. The way to fix these types of sliding doors is to replace the track and make the faceplate removable as I have done, shown in the following pictures:



The old track (notice the dents):

old sliding closet door hardware



A new track:

new sliding closet door hardware



After the faceplate is removed, new wood is inserted to make the door jamb intact:

door jamb repair of interior sliding door



The new track is installed and the molding put back on:

door jamb repair of interior sliding door



The new faceplate is installed by being screwed into blocks installed underneath it:

faceplate repair

faceplate repair







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Amazon's Description of Product:

"Precision extruded commercial grade aluminum track features Johnson's line-design fascia to hide finger marks and scratches or to hold paint if desired. Patented "tricycle" hangers with 1" [25mm] dia. wheels ride smoothly and quietly on convex shaped rails with single point contact. Hangers feature a quick disconnect clip system facilitating easy mounting or dismounting of door panels. Hangers are adjustable for height in case of settling."



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