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Your sliding closet door should glide effortlessly on its track. Is it stuck, hard to slide, or off track? This guide will help fix that.

Image 1/2: '''Reminder''' Be sure to put the screws where you can find them again! I suggest using a bowl or a cup. You will need the screws again later. Image 2/2: Do the same to the top left side of the closet door.
  • Remove the screw on the top right side of the closet door that is not functioning correctly. Use a Phillips head screwdriver and rotate the screw counter clockwise until it falls out. You might want to use a stepladder to do this if you can't reach easily.

    • Reminder Be sure to put the screws where you can find them again! I suggest using a bowl or a cup. You will need the screws again later.

  • Do the same to the top left side of the closet door.

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Image 1/1: Lean the door against a wall.
  • Grab the door and pull up first then towards yourself.

  • Lean the door against a wall.

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Image 1/2: Spray a mixture of WD-40 and cleaning solution onto a clean rag. Image 2/2: Wipe down the track with the rag.
  • Run screw driver through the bottom track to clear any debris.

  • Spray a mixture of WD-40 and cleaning solution onto a clean rag.

  • Wipe down the track with the rag.

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Image 1/3: Pull the 2 rollers to the opposite ends of the track. Image 2/3: Push the roller up and away from yourself and it should come right off. Repeat this process for the other roller. Image 3/3: Push the roller up and away from yourself and it should come right off. Repeat this process for the other roller.
  • Locate the 2 rollers hanging from the top track.

  • Pull the 2 rollers to the opposite ends of the track.

  • Push the roller up and away from yourself and it should come right off. Repeat this process for the other roller.

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Image 1/1: Replace the broken roller if necessary.
  • Inspect both rollers making sure neither are broken.

  • Replace the broken roller if necessary.

  • Spray the entirety of the roller with WD-40.

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Image 1/1: '''Note''' Make sure the flat part of the roller is facing the outside for both rollers.
  • Put both rollers back on top track using the same method you used to get them off.

    • Note Make sure the flat part of the roller is facing the outside for both rollers.

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Image 1/2: Once the rollers are aligned, help your friend carefully slide the rollers back into the door. Image 2/2: '''Note''' Use the second picture of this step as a reference on how to slide the rollers back into the door.
  • Have a friend hold up closet door while you align rollers with the slots of the closet door.

  • Once the rollers are aligned, help your friend carefully slide the rollers back into the door.

    • Note Use the second picture of this step as a reference on how to slide the rollers back into the door.

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Image 1/2: Turn the screws clockwise to tighten Image 2/2: Turn the screws clockwise to tighten
  • Screw the the 2 screws you took out in step 1 back in.

  • Turn the screws clockwise to tighten

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Glenn Farina

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