How to Repair Bifold and Sliding Doors
Learn what to do when your sliding door goes off its track or your bifold door just won't shut. We have the easy fixes!
Sliding and bifold doors are great space-savers for tight closets or small hallway bathrooms thresholds. The problem, however, is that they are prone to getting knocked off their track and require adjusting once in awhile. Below, we show you what you need to know to efficiently repair these doors in just a few steps. You'll be surprised at how easy it is!
Most sliding closet doors hang by rollers from a track above. Bifold doors are anchored at the bottom and top of one side. On the opposite side a guide pin slides through a top channel. Parts for these doors are readily available at home centers, hardware stores, or online.
If you have a sliding closet door that glides on a bottom track, clean the track with a damp cloth to ensure smooth gliding. Lubricate the rollers but not the track, because lubricant will act as a magnet for dust. Remove a door by lifting and tilting the bottom out. If a roller is stuck, unscrew and remove it. If cleaning does not solve the problem, replace the roller unit.