Step 1: Lower the Door

remove the sliding door
Photo: John Gruen
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• Lay a drop cloth on the floor and pop off the two plugs covering the roller adjustment screws at the bottom of the sliding-door frame. (These are sometimes located in the edges of the door.)

• Insert a flathead screwdriver into each hole and turn the screw all the way counterclockwise. This retracts the rollers, lowering the door.
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    Tools List

    • flathead screwdriver
      Flathead screwdriver
    • sawhorse
      Sawhorse
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • block wood
      Wood block
    • putty knife
      Putty knife
    • needlenose pliers
      Plier

    Shopping List

    1. NEW ROLLER ASSEMBLIES
    (if needed)

    2. DENATURED ALCOHOL

    3. SILICONE SPRAY

    4. PARAFFIN WAX BLOCK5. WEATHERSTRIPPING
    (if needed)

    6. PLASTIC GLUE

    7. HANDS-FREE LOCK
    (optional)