Pocket door maximizes interior space, creates a convenient connection, allows you to make safe and private space; it is affordable and not so difficult to install and rehang if you know the proper steps of completing the job.
Rehanging a pocket door does not always require removing the trim. Being gentle with the rollers and jamb you can replace or repair the pocket door without removing the trim.
Here are 7 consecutive simple steps that will help you to rehang a pocket door without removing the trim.
7 Steps to Rehang a Pocket Door Without Removing Trim
A screwdriver is the main tool for completing this job. You also need an assistant for help. Once you have these start your work.
Step 1: Find Out the Jamb Stops
The jamb stops are generally located at the head of the track above the door. It is J-shaped hardware that needs to be removed using a screwdriver.
Step 2: Unscrew and Remove the Jamb Stops
Before unscrewing the jamb stops ask your assistant to hold on to the door so that the door does not get slammed down after removing the stops. Take your screwdriver from the toolbox and start unscrewing the stops.
Step 3: Lift the Pocket Door from the Track
Go to the bottom of the door and lift it straight up so that the rollers can easily get disengaged from the track. But if the door is connected to the track via trolleys you will have to loosen the connections up top using the screwdriver.
Step 4: Remove the Old Rollers
Detect the base of the roller and then unscrew the frame that keeps the roller in place. After removing the frame you can remove the roller. You should keep the metal brackets and screws safely so that you can reuse these when you will install new rollers.
Step 5: Remove the Door from the Frame
The rollers should not be in contact with the track otherwise, you won’t be able to remove the door from the frame. Angle the door and push out to remove it from the frame. This step will be easier if there is something to guide the door otherwise, the door may bump into the frame.
Step 6: Attach New Rollers
You cannot just go to the market, buy a new set of rollers, and attach those with your pocket door. You need to find out rollers that will be compatible with your door. To do so, you need to measure the track and the pocket door.
Once you get the compatible roller match it with the position of the old rollers. Pushing the roller into the right place, determine the position of the metal screws so that it remains in place when you will install the bracket.
Lining up the bracket with the holes start tightening the screws in each side until the bracket is holding the roller in place. The screws should not be tightened too hard or too loose. You should check that the rollers can move freely and should tighten accordingly.
Step 7: Rehang the Pocket Door on the Track
Now it is time to rehang the pocket door. Lift the door and ensure that rollers are engaged fully with the track. Then move the door back and forth to check if the door is moving smoothly.
After going through this article, I hope you have understood that rehanging a pocket door without removing the trim is a simple job that you can do on your own. Some pocket doors rely on trolleys to mobe around and these pocket doors are hard to replace.
If your pocket door uses tracks and trolleys and you are not confident enough to replace it then it is better to call for a professional to help.