How do I get my sliding screen door stay on track?

Sharon Wozniak
by Sharon Wozniak
My back sliding screen door is forever popping out of the track. I seem to have it in correctly but it’s super hard to slide and just falls right out. Any help ideas?

  8 answers
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Feb 04, 2018

    Here’s a link that might be helpful to diagnose your slider issue and repair.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 04, 2018

    Spray track slot and runners with WD-40. It should run well a push back and forth a bit....But if out of line, it will need adjusting.....

  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Feb 05, 2018

    WD-40 is good but if you don't have it, just use some cooking spray to test the effectiveness of it.

  • William William on Feb 06, 2018

    WD40 should do the trick. Make sure the track is clean. Don't use anything oily. Attracts dirt.

  • C C on Feb 06, 2018

    On the bottom of your screen, there are adjustments you can make so it will not be so loose and pop out of the track.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Feb 06, 2018

    The wheels may need replacing. You can get replacement wheels. Or the track may be bent. It can be fixed by bending it back with pliers. Or maybe the track just needs cleaning and a spray of WD-40. I'd start in reverse order - cleaning the rack first and replacing the wheels last.

  • Fxw21585975 Fxw21585975 on Feb 06, 2018

    You may need to lubricate the track on a regular basis. Try WD40 or lithium grease.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 11, 2022

    The track maybe bent or the wheels are dirty/broken. Take the door off and see what is going on with the bottom of it.