How To Repair a Pocket Door
How to fix sticky, noisy or just plain broken pocket doors
Do you have a pocket door that sticks or doesn’t open or shut all the way? Don’t replace it if you don’t have to—just install a new track, new rollers or both, and your pocket door will work like it did when it was new.
Cut an access hole
Cut an access hole in the wall with a drywall saw to remove the old track and install a new one. Check for obstructions before pounding the saw through the plaster or drywall to start the cut.
Use a 2×6 to check the new track
Using a 2×6 as a stand-in for your door, check for secure attachment to the track, smooth travel into the pocket, and easy access to adjustment screws. When satisfied with the alignment, transfer the rollers to the door.
Attach the rollers to the door
Use this detail shot as a guide for attaching the rollers to the door.