I want to replace the wheels on my sliding glass door, but I can't figure
out how to get the old wheels off. There are pictures here:
I managed to get one bolt out, (the hole can be seen on the top in the 2nd
picture), but it looks like there is another bolt in picture #1. It looks
like the bottom of a bolt. It seems I would have to remove the glass to get
There must be another way, any ideas?
i got the same ones on my 30 yr. old patio door.. i tried to get them
off also, until i looked at them,,, the bearings were good.. it seemed
that they just could not turn??? it was all the dirt/hair and grease in
them.. i took some WD -40 and shot them up pretty good and kept working
on them to get them to spin freely and cleaned them off, remember that
WD-40 is not a lubricant (its a solvent-cuts the grease ) and then put
some white lithium grease on them and put them back in the opening of
the wall.. no problem.. they slide like brand new.....
I read a DIY article recently that recommended cleaning with alcohol and
lubricating with silicone. Oil will make dirt adhere, according to them
(this old house?). Hubby fixed a friend's computer, in return friend is
going to fix our sliders. I think the wheels are gone :o) I believe
ours have a screw on the end of the door to remove the assembly.
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