How to repair folding closet doors

Why does my closet door keep falling off?

If one side of your door is loose, then it’s most likely that a wheel or wheel brace is faulty. Take a look and ensure the entire wheel is in one piece and properly seated in the track. First, check the alignment of your closet doors . You can then fix the problem of your closet doors jumping off their track.

Why won’t my bifold doors stay closed?

Loosen the screw in the top bracket within the track. Slide the bracket towards the side door casing and tighten the screw back. Use a Phillips screwdriver. If the bottom bracket is adjustable and doesn’t just have a long slot for the pin to slide into, loosen the bolt in the bracket with an adjustable wrench.

How do you shorten bifold doors?

To do that, take the measurement of the new door (36″) and subtract the desired width (34-3/4″) of the new door . Then take that number (1-1/4″) and divide it by two. I needed to cut 0.625″ or 5/8″ off the OUTSIDE UNHINGED side of each door .

Can you cut a bifold door to fit?

Yes you can trim the doors , but trim an equal amount from the top and the bottom (especially if has panels) to maintain the equality of the panels. There should be a piece that makes the top and bottom edge, the pop out – trim the door as needed and pop those pieces back in.

How much should be the gap between bifold doors?

RECOMMENDED FINISHED OPENING DIMENSIONS This chart allows for a 1/8” (3.2 mm) gap at the top of the bifold and a 1/4” (6.4 mm) space on the sides of the bifold , after it has been installed.