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    Thumbs up Sliding glass door problem solved

    After a few false starts my problem is solved. Brian Caskey, of TOTAL Window&Screen Repair-439-5323-licensed and insured, did the job. Some tracks he can just put a stainless steel clamp track on. My aluminum tracks were so jagged that he had to cut them off and pop rivet new tracks on. He tried it without replacing the rollers but we both agreed new rollers were required. He recommended using LC Wax(in a can at ACE) to lubricate the rollers as well as the lowers sides of sliding garage screens. He repairs screen rooms as well as garage screens. He gives free estimates. I am very pleased with his work.
    Thanks Jeannie thanked for this post

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    That's great news! I'm glad to see that there is somebody out there who can fix this common problem without having to replace the entire door.

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    what caused it to wear so bad in the first place ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROOT View Post
    what caused it to wear so bad in the first place ?
    It had to be the weight of the doors. He said the doors were doublepaned with thick impact glass. The aluminum track just got worn down and out.

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    It seems like one would design the rollers to wear first. using nylon or something.

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    sorry i couldnt have done anything for ya when i was there...but hey its fixed....

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    Thank you for the info. I will put it away for future reference.

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    I am also glad it is fixed for you.
    I've never seen a door do that, but you learn something new every day.
    Now it's make sure the door stays adjusted properly. If you feel a bump when you open or close it. it is time to adjust it probably, probably up on the rollers a bit so that the bottom frame doesn't hit the bottom rail and cause the door to dig in.
    you would think that with the weight of the doors someone would have thought that a stainless or harder alloy aluminum would have been used in the first place but then that would be so untypical in today's age!

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    I took his advice and purchased a can of LC Wax at ACE. I took down the garage screens, cleaned and lubricated the wheels and also sprayed the fabric on both sides of the bottom edge of the screens. They slide so much easier now.

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    Keep the tracks CLEAN! Any dirt or grit will quickly damage the rollers and the tracks. And don't lubricate without cleaning first. Often the grit will cling to the lubricant and end up making everything worse. There's nothing nicer than a smooth-rolling slider. And nothing more annoying than one that grinds.

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