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How To Fix Sliding Closet Doors

Watch more Home Repair & DIY videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Eliminate the nuisance of uneven sliding closet doors that stick, using these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Remove doors Remove the closet doors from the closet opening by sliding the door half open and lifting the door up into the top track; then tilt the bottom out toward you and lower the door to the floor. Tip Place a throw rug or blanket on the floor where you plan to place your closet door once you've removed it. This will help to prevent scratches. Step 2: Clean track Inspect the track for any debris or stray drops of paint and vacuum debris out of the track with a crevice tool. Wipe the track with a damp rag or use a cleaning solution, and vacuum the tracks occasionally to avoid any dirt buildup. Lubricate as needed. Tip A sticking closet door may be rubbing against new flooring. If a taller floor is the problem, adjust the height of the door using the screws or knobs on the back of the door that control the roller height so the door will hang plumb. Step 3: Straighten track Examine the track to determine if it's bent. Tap the track with a wood block and hammer to straighten a bent track; place a block of wood into the track and then use another block to hammer the track straight. Tip Check the screws in the overhead track and tighten as necessary. Sliding closet doors may stick if the rollers have worn or developed a flat spot from use, so replace worn roller wheels if needed. Step 4: Adjust wooden doors Adjust wooden closet doors by using a pry bar to remove any tack nails along the bottom of the door. Cut oak wear strips to fit along the bottom, then sand the top and bottom of the door. Thereafter, glue the oak wear strips along the bottom. Step 5: Reinstall Reinstall the closet doors. Check to make sure the rollers glide smoothly and check for an even gap between the door and the jamb; adjust your doors again if needed. Did You Know? Wardrobes, or armoires, were traditionally used to contain weaponry.
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