The Chicago Door People is capable of assisting our local area with the many possibilities on door installation and specifically sliding door repair. The main culprit is usually the rollers. Usually we find two of them at the bottom of each door. Over time, the wheels wear and the bottom of the door contacts the track. That causes enough friction to start building resistant, for arm muscles and vocabulary of sailors. But beyond repair. There are three things you can do.
First the routine cleaning of the tracks to start your sliding door repair. The second thing you can do is to raise the door (lowering the wheels). This is done by turning the adjustment screw on the bottom edge of the door at each end. You may have to lift the door with a kind of lever (or crowbar) For the adjusting screw on. Make sure you are turning the wheel starts to lose and not vice versa.
The third thing to do is replace the rollers (wheels) to fix and start your sliding door repair. Some doors have roller assemblies that must be replaced completely. Others have replaceable wheels. You must remove all the set and take it to a hardware store to match. There are many different models, even with the same manufacturer of the door.
Other sliding door repairs would determine whether it is a slider older aluminum, and WD-40 is not helping, you can be the frame it is probably in some way or bent. Before it gets worse, use a square or a level could also help to verify it. If that is the problem, you can square it with a rubber mallet and some wedges and obtain your sliding door repair.
You may have to make it more accessible by removing the door of the rails. There must be a screw or two and then the door retire the frame by lifting off the track. Same story if the door is vinyl. If the slider is made of wood, swelling of moisture is the most likely cause. You may need some humidity control, as a dehumidifier when the humidity is chronically area. If you think there is swelling by moisture, but cannot say what the source of moisture is, you may have a problem worthy of having a professional like The Chicago Door People to handle it for you. Keep coming back for more information and visit our profile to see our projects on sliding door repair!