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Topic # 120855 16-Jun-2013 11:15
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I am looking to fix a sliding door and from the way it rolls it seems one of the rollers needs replacement or adjustment

But I have no idea how to take the door off its slider to check though?

Here are some pictures of the door, any suggestions or advice (or the make/model of the door) would be much appreciated

This is the end that is dipping and gouging into the rail
door end on

This seems like it would be an axel or height adjustment but the slot is wider that a screwdriver face (and narrower than a 10c coin) the plastic is pretty degraded as well
Outer Axel



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  Reply # 837557 16-Jun-2013 11:33
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We had the ranchslider repaired when we were renting. Took 2 guys the best part of a day to remove the door and replace the roller. Runs nicely now though.

Hopefully it turns out easier for you

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  Reply # 837562 16-Jun-2013 11:44
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You can often just lift it up about 20mm and move it clear of the bottom track, and that will allow enough room to clear the top track.

You can get new roller assemblies here
http://www.awsltd.co.nz/

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  Reply # 837565 16-Jun-2013 11:49
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The plastic bit will be a cover for the adjuster screw, which will probably be on a carriage further in. Most likely problem though if it is running rough is a fractured plastic wheel - easiest fix is to replace the whole carriage as the adjuster will most likely have rusted up as well.

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  Reply # 837570 16-Jun-2013 12:09
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Hmm - I think you will find that that plastic bit IS the adjuster screw - you need to undo the philips screw (the metal one) and with a big screwdriver turn the plastic one. The plastic thing operates a cam so the door should drop down a bit when you turn it the right way.
You should then be able (hopefully) lift the door up enough to pull it off the track and take it out.
You will need someone to help you.

If you can lay the door down somewhere safe you should be able to access the roller wheel - you will probably find it has accumulated crap on the wheel - fluff and gunk that makes it lumpy - clean it up as much as you can and give it a squirt of CRC to lube the bearings.


Give the track a good clean before putting it back.

Getting replacement fittings can be pretty hard for aluminium doors etc.




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  Reply # 837876 17-Jun-2013 01:35
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Don't know where you are located but if you want to get someone in to fix this, I can recommend this crowd:

http://www.exceed.co.nz/maintenance/

They came and fixed the wheels on some 15-year-old aluminium bi-fold doors for us a couple of years ago and they were brilliant.



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  Reply # 837927 17-Jun-2013 09:11
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They look good, I will use them as my backup if I can't get this door off its rail tonight

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  Reply # 838037 17-Jun-2013 12:19
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I'd get the Pros in. They know what they are doing.
We had same problem in our previous house, got a Pro in and he fixed it (replaced the rollers) in about 10 mins and didn't cost much either.

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  Reply # 838049 17-Jun-2013 12:44
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Dav4122: They look good, I will use them as my backup if I can't get this door off its rail tonight


After several failed attempts to fix recently, the $180 I finally paid was well worth it. Rolls a treat now.

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