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ChrissiJ98

12:46PM | 06/07/01
Member Since: 06/06/01
1 lifetime posts
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The support wood underneath my sliding patio door has rotted away and i want to replace it. I figured to do that i would have to take the door off the track, remove the track and put in a new piece of wood. The problem is, we have tried everything short of removing the frame to remove the sliding glass door. We've tried lowering the rollers, and that doesn't work, and there is no slot for the door to be pushed up into in order to get it out. I can't think of any other way to get the door out. Is there any suggestions? Also, is it necessary to take the door and track out in order to replace the wood? Thanks in advance.

Jay J

04:52PM | 06/07/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi ChrissiJ98,

There is 1 thing you didn't mention. After 'loosening' up the rollers, did you try to LIFT the door up, into the top track a little to allow the BOTTOM part of the door to 'swing out'? Usually, you only need to loosen the rollers until you're able to lift and pull out.

Grab the door about 2/3rds of the way down, then lift, then see if the BOTTOM swings out. If it does, then lower it AND get a new grip (since your center-of-gravity is below the 1/2 way point of the door.) If this doesn't work, slide the door into different 'locations' while in the track and try the lift-and-pull-out method again.

If this doesn't work, maybe there's a retaining screw, or something, that's preventing the door from lifting upwards (at the top), or lifting out (at the bottom). DO check around. Come back if it doesn't work (and let me know if it does.)

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

AWINDORMAN

02:17PM | 06/08/01
Member Since: 07/04/00
36 lifetime posts
If its a wood sliding door,it may have a wood stop thats screwed in at the top of the door frame.remove the stop and the door will tilt in from the top. hope this helps
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