Sliding Patio Door hard to open, easy to close

tinanApril 11, 2013

We have metal-frame patio doors 6' wide, built in 1980 and original doors. The back patio door has been sticking at the bottom (at the outer side away from the lock) when pulling open. It closes fine.

I sprayed it last year around the wheel down there with some silicone lubricant and it seemed to help a bit but it's still stiff.

Any suggestions?

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That door has rollers underneath that ride on the center rail of the frame.

The roller under the outer part of the door is broken/not working correctly.

You can buy replacement parts at Home Depot/Lowe's/Menards. And you can Google instructions to make the repair.

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