Stained Glass Window Over Door - When it comes to maintaining your home in tip-top shape, nothing can be more annoying than a sliding glass door that won't slide. After all, what's the purpose of having a beautiful glass door that leads out to a scenic backyard if the darn thing takes three NFL linebackers to slide it open? I decided to compose this post to inform you of the number 1 reason why your sliding glass door won't slide - and what you can do about it!
The number 1 reason why your sliding glass door won't side is because too much dirt and debris have clogged the wheels and the track of your door panel up. This 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 quite heavy.
You can closely analyze the track along with the wheels, once the door is on its side. Mostly, you'll find the wheels are full of debris and soot, as well as the track is also probably very filthy. Use compressed air and needle point pliers, to clean the wheels. Be careful to pull every last hair out from the wheel bearings. It's wise to be diligent in this measure, so you don't have to make a habit of this process.
While you are at it, clean up all the "mating-edges" of the doorway. This really is where the sliding door and some other surface of the door frame meet. A general rule of thumb is to just wipe down anything that looks dirty. Remember, even whenever dirt is not necessarily on the path itself, it can eventually fall to the path causing your door to require another wipe down.