“Mr. Fix-It” Quick Tip: Sticking Closet Door

Advice from Milwaukee’s own Mr. Fix-It, Tom Feiza

We’ve all experienced those sliding closet doors that stick and rub. Did you know there is a simple fix?

All sliding closet doors hang from a horizontal metal rail. Rollers fastened to the top of the door fit into a J-shaped track above. By adjusting the roller bracket, you can raise or lower the door.

The key is to understand how your particular door’s bracket needs to be adjusted. As the illustration shows, you’ll be looking for one or more screws within a slot. Loosen the screw(s), and then tip, turn or slide the bracket to raise or lower the roller.

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Often you will find that loose screws in the bracket have allowed the door to drop or tip. Inspect the clearance between the door and the bottom guide, and make sure the door’s edge is parallel to the vertical door frame. Once you’ve found the proper roller setting and clearance, the door will operate properly. (Don’t forget to tighten the screws once you’ve made the adjustment.)

Thanks to Milwaukee’s Mr. Fix-It, Tom Feiza, for the tip! Get more quick tips from Tom at misterfix-it.com.

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