Sliding Glass Door

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Sliding Glass Door

by Dan White » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:55 pm

Our sliding glass door has become harder and harder to slide. Any advice on how to make it easier?

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Re: Sliding Glass Door

by Cat Tales » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:12 am

Dan, ours is doing the same thing. I noticed that Sam had posted a "door fixing" link on http://www.pdq36.com. Although I haven't had a chance to look at it closely, it might give enough information for where to apply a lubricate or maybe replace a roller, etc.

If you come across anything please let us know.
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Re: Sliding Glass Door

by Tanah-Keeta » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:00 pm

Clean the bottom rails and spray them with a teflon spray.

The diagrams I had Sam post to pdq36.com show how to remove the door and where to seal for leaks.
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Re: Sliding Glass Door

by Root » Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:45 pm

Our door too was getting hard to slide. Most of the screws were inaccessible behind the battery box rim and could not be removed. So I slid the door halfway open drilled a half inch hole in the channel in a spot where the two rollers could be accessed. One was jammed with dog hair and lint. I cleaned them both using tweezers and tooth picks. Sprayed both rollers with Super Lube and the doors slides easily again. See photos below. Ray
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Re: Sliding Glass Door

by Dan White » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:35 pm

That's awesome!
Thanks to everyone who responded.

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