Sliding patio screen door adjustment?


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 seeking advice. 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 jiggilly/bumpy slide.
Thanks, Joe J.
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Perhaps the track needs oiling.
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Joe J. wrote:

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.
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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 binding.

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