If your sliding shower door is off track and seems to be dragging when you slide it, you are going to want to fix it right away. If you leave the door as it is, it can do some serious damage to the track of the door and to the shower door itself. Luckily, this is a relatively easy project that you should be able to complete on your own.
#1 Check The Rollers
The first thing you need to do is check the rollers. Most shower doors have a couple of rollers that extend across the bottom of the shower door and rest in the track. Check to see if any of the rollers has fallen off the track and is instead rolling across the lower rail instead.
If one of the rollers is just a little off track, you are going to need to lift up the door an inch or so, and place the door back down so that the roller is back on track. You may want to have someone guide you as you do this to make the job a little easier.
#2 Take Off The Guard Rail
If step one does not fix the issue, than you may have a roller that needs to be replaced. If a roller needs to be replaced, you are going to want to remove the door from the shower. To do this, you are going to need to remove the plastic guide. This plastic guide is attached across the front of the door and helps to keep it in place. To remove the guard, just loosen the screw holding the guard rail in place and pull the guard rail off.
#3 Remove The Door
The guard rail is the only thing keeping the door in place. Now you can pick up the door and lift it offs its tracks. You may want someone to help you with this. Once you have the door off its tracks, set it somewhere so you can inspect the rollers.
#4 Test The Rollers
Test out the rollers and see if they turn easily. If any of the rollers don't turn easily, put some silicone lubricant spray on the rollers. Make sure that the lubricant you use will work well on place. Then test the rollers again and see if they all now work. If they do, you can put the door and the guard rail back in place. If not, go on to step five.
#5 Replace The Rollers
If the rollers don't roll right or are cracked or damaged, you are going to need to replace them. You can generally just snap the rollers out of place, pry them out of place, or remove the screw holding them in place to take them off. Take the rollers to your local hardware store in order to find a replacement part. When you find a replacement roller, put the new rollers on the same way you took the old rolls off.
#6 Put The Door Back
Put the door back on and make sure that you line up the rollers with the track. This may take a few attempts to get it right. Then, put the guard rail back in place by reattaching the screw holding everything together.
Contact a contracting company, like Bradenton Window & Allied Products, for more help.Share