Wood Stove Glass Door Kit - If it comes to keeping your home in tip-top shape, nothing can be more annoying than a sliding glass door that won't slip. After all, what is the purpose of owning a beautiful glass door that leads out to a scenic backyard if the damn thing takes three NFL linebackers to slip it open? So having personally experienced such sliding glass door angst, I chose to write this report to inform you of the number 1 reason why your sliding glass door won't slip - and what you can do about it! The number 1 reason why your sliding glass door won't drawback is that a lot of debris and dirt have clogged the wheels up and the course of your door panel. This isn't a difficult fix, but because nearly all sliding glass doors are quite heavy, it is wise if you've got another person present to aid you.
The first step is to analyze how your sliding glass door is fixed into the track. The majority of sliding glass doors have a strip that runs along the top of the framework that holds the doorways in vertical orientation, placing the wheels to fit neatly within the sliding path. To start, let's use a very simple screwdriver to remove that strip on very top. When the strip is removed, slowly tilt the door out of this frame, then remove it out of the frame completely. Turn the door on its side and analyze the wheels in the base of the door. Remember, some sliding glass doors can be upwards of 90 pounds, so either get some aid or be very confident in your physical ability.
When the door is on its side, it's possible to carefully examine the wheels and the track. Most commonly, you will find the wheels are filled with soot and debris, and the track is also probably very filthy. To clean the brakes, then use compressed air and needle tip pliers. Take care to pull every last hair out of the wheel bearings. It is wise to be diligent at this measure, so you don't have to make a custom of this process. When the wheels are completely clean, spray a tiny bit of peppermint oil to the wheel bearings, spinning the wheel as you apply the oil. (The best choice for your petroleum is DuPont's Teflon non invasive dry film lubricant.) It is just as important to clean the track that the wheels rest on.
Use moist paper towels to remove the grit and dirt, and then spray the penetrating oil along the track so it is well-applied. This is where the sliding door meets with any other surface of the door frame. A general rule of thumb is to simply wipe down anything that seems filthy. Remember, even when dirt isn't always on the track itself, it can finally fall into the track causing your door to require down another wipe. If you notice any mating edges that feel tacky, have a paper towel and spray some oil onto it, then wipe the oil on the tacky surfaces. When you have done all this, reinstall the door. You should notice immediately that the door is much easier to slip, and should require significantly less effort.
If for any reason that the door is still difficult to roll, it is probable one of the following reasons: either your wheels are burnt out, or your sliding glass door is sitting too high on the track and is consequently hitting the upper plate of the door frame. |} If your wheels are burned out, unfortunately, you'll have to call the production of your sliding glass door and request new wheels. If on the other hand, your door is hitting the upper plate of your door frame, you can correct it by locating the screw holes in the very base of your sliding glass door. On most sliding glass doors, there are two screws that can be turned using either a flathead screwdriver or an alan wrench. Switch to the right to lift the door, or turn to the left to lessen the door.