Introduction

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.

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.
  • 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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Grab the door and pull up first then towards yourself.
  • Grab the door and pull up first then towards yourself.

  • Lean the door against a wall.

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Run screw driver through the bottom track to clear any debris. Spray a mixture of WD-40 and cleaning solution onto a clean 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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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.
  • 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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Inspect both rollers making sure neither are broken.
  • 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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Put both rollers back on top track using the same method you used to get them off.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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Screw the the 2 screws you took out in step 1 back in. 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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