Repairing or replacing closet doors

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The doors have been painted and are beautiful, BUT one side refuses to stay on
track and is always falling over. What should be done? The handymen can't repair the track. What should replace and cover this very large closet space? If I remove the louvered doors, what are some neat ideas for their use? Thanks.
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  • Trixie63 Trixie63 on May 23, 2016
    Excuse my ignorance but can you get another track? It seems I've seen them at our local Restore. A good temp dilution would be curtains whether new from the package or from sheets or paint tarps.
  • Pas2122358 Pas2122358 on May 23, 2016
    Thinking of a couple of possibilities. One might be to install French doors. I am tired of the tracks that eventually ALWAYS fail. Thanks for the help!
  • D roach D roach on May 23, 2016
    can you not get rid of the tracks altogether and fit hinges?
  • Pas2122358 Pas2122358 on May 23, 2016
    We are considering your idea and also transforming the doors into French doors, which can be done without too much trouble. One problem is that I will have to hire a handyman, which will be rather expensive. However, it may be worth it to stop worrying about that door falling off the track at every use. Thanks for your help!
  • Jon Dupree Jon Dupree on May 23, 2016
    unless the track is mangled and bent that is not the problem the hardware is, the door is not hung square to the opening or it is just to short for the opening. Bi fold closet door are some of the hardest to get hung right and have adjustments at the top and the bottom on the hinge/pivot side so you can get it in the opening properly.
  • William William on May 23, 2016
    You don't say whether you have sliding bypass doors or bifold doors. This is an easy fix! I've included sites that cover both types of doors. You can get replacement parts at the big box doors if you need them. Even replacing the doors is easy. They come with all the hardware and instructions. The big box sell those too! You don't NEED a handyman! Once you've repaired or installed a set of doors, it's like riding a bicycle. You never forget! Please post what you chose to do (with photos). Good Luck! https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+to+Realign+a+Sliding+Closet+Door/40142 http://homerepairgeek.com/door-repair/fixing-sliding-closet-doors.html http://www.familyhandyman.com/doors/repair/how-to-fix-stubborn-bifold-closet-doors/view-all http://www.diyadvice.com/diy/doors-windows/repair-door/bifold-and-sliding-doors/
  • Pas2122358 Pas2122358 on May 24, 2016
    THANKS TO ALL WHO ADVISED AND PROVIDED HELP WITH P IX AND ARTICLES! WOW! I NEVER EXPECTED SO MUCH HELP!
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