Patio / July 2, 2018 /
What also causes rollers to jump off track is a bent one. Bent tracks can be either inward or outward and prevent the door from moving all the way on the track. Inward bend, towards the floor, can be repaired with pliers or vise grips by pulling the bend back into place. Outward bend will require pliers, a hammer or rubber mallet to repair it by pushing it down. If a homeowner places something atop the outward bend, it will be easier for the hammer to hit that point and push the bend back into place. Be sure to tap gently and remove the door to avoid damages.
If the rollers holding the sliding door jump out of the track, the whole door will move out of alignment. This will make it impossible to open or close it until the problem is fixed. A common reason for this is the screws holding the rollers against the track. They can become loose or fall out over time. In such cases, homeowners will need to screw them back in or replace the missing ones. Also consider spraying some lubricant on the rollers to help them move more easily.