Adjusting a Sliding Door’s Wheels
September 1, 2016
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So you have a mirrored sliding door and you want to put it on the tracks for the first time; but it doesn’t seem to quite fit. Ideally the wheels should go down and something needs to secure the door to the track above.
First step is to identify the top and bottom of the sliding door. The wheels are at the bottom. We’ll come to the top later.
The wheel looks like the following picture:
Sliding door wheel
What we want to do is twist the screw (left or anti-clockwise to raise, right or clockwise to lower) until the wheel is at the height we want it.
The screw head pushes against the plate to give the wheel height
So get a plus screwdriver, if that is the kind of screw fitted to your door wheel mechanism, and give it a twist until you get the height you want.
Twist the screwdriver anti-clockwise or left to raise the wheel, clockwise to lower
Note that if you want to make your door lean you can raise or lower just the one side of the door. The following diagram should make this clearer:
Raising the right wheel makes the door lean left
Now for the top of the door. You can identify the top of the door by a sliding mechanism designed to push up and fit into the track above the door.
Sliding mechanism at the top to fit into the track above
Quite simply push this up until you hear a click and the mechanism has settled into place in the elevated position.
Push up the sliding mechanism until you hear it click
It should stick in the elevated position. You can lower it when it comes time to take the door out (for cleaning or replacement).
Sliding mechanism on top of door should stay in place in elevated position