How to set a Sliding Closet Door Back on Track

closet door off track
You can see the wheel off of the track

We have overlapping sliding closet doors in our house. One of them recently came off the track and had to be fixed. 

This is not a difficult job as far as a do-it-yourself project, it’s really easy to do. Follow these easy step-by-step instructions and you’ll have your door back on track in no time at all. I’ve also included some pictures to help you along the way.

First, if you have a floor guide as I do it will have to be removed. This will allow you to tilt the door to get it back on track.

 I used some masking tape to mark the placement of my floor guide so I knew exactly where to put it back when I was finished. You will need a screwdriver or power drill to remove the floor guides with two screws.
Marking the floor guide
Marking the position of the floor guide
 After you remove the floor guide simply grab the middle of the door, push up, and pull the bottom towards you. Align the wheels back onto the track and gently push the door back into position. Slide to door back and forth to make sure the wheels are on track.
pulling the door out and pushing up
Pull the door out and push up to set the wheels on the track
Now all you have to do is replace the floor guide with the two screws. Since we marked the position this will be pretty simple.

 Congratulations you’ve just fixed your closet door. Now wasn’t that easy?

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  1. Replies
    1. Hi Linda, I'm so glad this helps you. Thanks and have a great weekend :)

  2. A handy repair to know. Thanks, Sam.

    1. Thanks Pat, It is a real easy one. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Thanks for the tip, Sam... good to know!


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