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TerriM
I can't get my sliding closet doors back on
TerriM

The air conditioner guys took off my closet doors and put them back the wrong way, so they kept coming off the track. I took them off again, but I can't figure out how to get the outer door back; there's no room to slide it back on the track. It must be a really simple thing, but I can't figure it out. There is a plastic piece on the floor shaped like an H. One door goes on the back half and lifts onto the upper track with rollers. When I put the door up that goes in front, there's no room to get it in the front of the H piece and then lift the rollers onto the upper track. I called them requesting they fix it, but that's not going to happen now that they've been paid for the air conditioner. I don't get it. Help.....

A. Spruce
Re: I can't get my sliding closet doors back on
A. Spruce

There could be many reasons that it's not working, however, the easiest fix is to remove the "H" guide on the floor, install both doors correctly, then reinstall the guide.

Most of the time the doors need to be at an angle to the track, that is to say, hold the doors by their edges with their face facing you, lean the top towards the closet keeping the bottom out in the room. Lift the door and hook the rollers on the track, once the rollers are in place, swing the door down into place.

Once you have the doors installed the way you like them, reinstall the floor guide. If the edges of the door are not even along the jamb, the rollers have screw adjusters to raise and lower the door panel, simply give one or the other a little twist in or out to adjust the door/jamb cap.

dj1
Re: I can't get my sliding closet doors back on
dj1

You could have a top track with 2 openings in the track for inserting the door top wheels.
If you do, remove the floor H guide, tilt the door to allow the wheels to get into the track, reinstall the H guide.
Working from inside the closet will be easier.

A. Spruce
Re: I can't get my sliding closet doors back on
A. Spruce
dj1 wrote:

Working from inside the closet will be easier.

Now, now, in this day and age, we don't judge which side of the closet door one works from!:p;):cool:

dj1
Re: I can't get my sliding closet doors back on
dj1
A. Spruce wrote:

Now, now, in this day and age, we don't judge which side of the closet door one works from!:p;):cool:

Haha.

Politically correct.

Mastercarpentry
Re: I can't get my sliding closet doors back on
Mastercarpentry

Look closely at the rollers on top- sometimes they have different offsets so that one door fits in only one position. Agreed on pulling and resetting the bottom guide to re-install.

The problem is that the guys who don't install these things take the easy way out and force the doors out of the guide not knowing that it's wrong. I've even seen tracks damaged by these turkeys. Another case of people who think they know how when they really don't. And most of these types of doors have rather easily damaged hardware so one round with a turkey and you may end up replacing the hardware, or it may no longer work smoothly.

Always check everything done by any contractor and don't pay until the job is completed correctly. Sometimes even us good guys can miss or forget things :rolleyes:

Phil

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