I've got a sliding patio screen door that doesn't slide right, so I have
been trying to adjust it. I've been chasing my tail for 2 days now and am
The door has 4 adjusting screws, one for each roller. Two on the top and
two on the bottom. The screws raise or lower the up/down length of travel
of each roller. Is there a secret to doing this? With the door in place, I
can only adjust the front up & down rollers. I can't reach the rear two.
So each time I adjust those, I must take the door off the track and quite
frankly I am getting totally frustrated. With every turn of the screws, it
seems to get worse. Where I'm at now is that instead of sliding, the door
wants to tilt up, then the backside binds on the track, so it's a
Look at the track. If it's worn down, adjusting the rollers is, as you've
found, an exercise in futility.
You can get a new track, well, actually a snap-on track cover that restores
the existing track to like-new condition. Mine, stainless steel, cost
$18.00. Then it doesn't really matter how the rollers are adjusted, the door
will work swell.
Hint: Get some "Liquid Steel" paste type stuff and fill in the low spots on
the existing track before you snap on the replacement. This will prevent low
spots from developing in the new material.
All the sliding action takes place on the bottom, so always adjust the
bottom two rollers first. Adjust so they roll freely. Then raise the
top rollers to take up the slack, but not tight enough to cause
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