I would like to replace frozen roller assemblies on my sliding glass door. I
was amazed when both came out easily.
The stamp on one reads
EL MONTE, CALIF.
These were made over 30 years ago. Finding replacements has been a problem.
I would appreciate suggestions as to where such oddballs could be found.
1-1/2 inc OD wheels
In a custom channel formed from sheet metal.
Channel legs are approx 1-11/32 (1.325) inches
Ouside channel width is 5/8 inch
Toral height channel to to wheel bottom is 1-11/16 inch
Channel length is 2-9/16 inch.
There are several holes in the top of the channel to attach to the door with
sheet metal screws. One roller pivots on a strip that carries a conical
screw. My guess is that it is used to make a fine height adjustment.
I was greatly please with the response to my question on window parts and
hope to get as good a response on this question. In addition to Blaine
Windows where I got the window parts, I also found a good site at
although I have not priced them out.
Home Depot/Lowes/Menards/etc. The big cubical boxes in an asphalt lake on
the edge of town, usually next to a mall or strip center. Called 'Borg'
(after the alien cyborgs on Star Trek, as well as their big cubical
spaceships) because when they come to town, the local Ma'n'Pa hardware
stores usually go belly up within a few years, or become houseware/picture
frame stores, and quit carrying a wide selection of 'real' hardware. They
may or may not have a 'universal' repair kit for your brand of door. If they
don't, you will have to hunt down a Real Lumberyard like contractors use, or
a window wholesaler. Neither of those go out of their way to sell to retail
customers- usually in a nasty low-rent part of town, and M-F 8-4 hours,
since that is when people in the trades work.
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