Glass Door Warning Signs - As it pertains to maintaining your home in tip top condition, nothing can be more annoying than the usual sliding glass door that won't slide. After all, what is the purpose of having a beautiful glass door that leads out into a scenic backyard when the darn thing requires three NFL linebackers to slide it open?
The number 1 reason why your sliding glass door won't side is because too much dirt and debris have clogged up the wheels and the track of your door panel. This really is not a hard fix, but it is best if you've got another person present to help you because most sliding glass doors are very heavy.
When the door is on its side, you are able to carefully analyze the wheels along with the track. Mostly, you'll find the wheels are full of debris and soot, and the trail is, in addition, likely quite dirty. Use compressed air and needle tip pliers to clean the wheels. Take care to pull every last hair out of the wheel bearings.
While you're at it, clean up all the "mating-edges" of the door. This really is where the sliding door meets with some other surface of the door frame. A rule of thumb of thumb is to just wipe down anything that looks dirty. Remember, even whenever dirt is just not always on the trail itself, it can eventually fall to the trail causing your door to require another wipe down.