closet doors jumping top rail - wits end
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Gentle-people

I'm at wits end with these builder grade closet doors.  They're simple top rail only sliders.
It seems like I'm putting them back in their tracks 3 or 4 times a year!

Does anyone know of a solution?
I'm open to buying something completely new too, if they'll just stay put!

Thank you!!
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  Re: closet doors jumping top rail - wits end by pconroy (Gentle-people I'm...)
Do you mean sliding barn style doors? They seem to be the new rave. The weight of the door is what keeps the door on the track. If the bottom of the door drags or catches on something it will lift the door enough to derail the roller off the track. If that is the case trim off a small amount of the bottom of the door. The door should have a little clearance off the floor.
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(01-09-2021, 11:21 PM)pconroy Wrote: Gentle-people

I'm at wits end with these builder grade closet doors.  They're simple top rail only sliders.
It seems like I'm putting them back in their tracks 3 or 4 times a year!

Does anyone know of a solution?
I'm open to buying something completely new too, if they'll just stay put!

Thank you!!

I had to replace the rails on 2 of our closets.  If they bend just a bit it causes an issue. 

I worked on one house that the rail was only to guide the doors - the doors were hinged - this closet had 4 panels - 2 to the left and 2 to the right.
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(01-09-2021, 11:21 PM)pconroy Wrote: Gentle-people

I'm at wits end with these builder grade closet doors.  They're simple top rail only sliders.
It seems like I'm putting them back in their tracks 3 or 4 times a year!

Does anyone know of a solution?
I'm open to buying something completely new too, if they'll just stay put!

Thank you!!

Bypass doors with hollow core panels?

Style and weight of the suspended pieces makes all the diff...
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I've installed those and frankly hate the idea of folding/sliding closet doors.

The heavier the door the better.
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Don’t like‘em and have replaced several.
To answer your question: if the tracks are not secured properly into the header, this can happen.
Have you double checked the track installation?
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(01-09-2021, 11:21 PM)pconroy Wrote: Gentle-people

I'm at wits end with these builder grade closet doors.  They're simple top rail only sliders.
It seems like I'm putting them back in their tracks 3 or 4 times a year!

Does anyone know of a solution?
I'm open to buying something completely new too, if they'll just stay put!

Thank you!!

Had this happen as well. Bought mine from HD, the track was not perfect out of the box. I noticed that there were a few spots where it would jump, got a pair of pliers and cimped them just a fraction and they're stable now.
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(01-10-2021, 10:00 AM)WxMan Wrote: Bypass doors with hollow core panels?

Style and weight of the suspended pieces makes all the diff...

Yes!
Those!!!

Frickin' a - every kid's bedroom closet is messed up. 

I was out shopping the 'net and saw some higher grade rails and runners.
I suspect that spending $50, instead of the $15, will make a difference.

thanks!
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I've installed/repaired many. First thing is to mount the top rail at the right height. When the trolleys are adjusted to raise the door near the highest position, the door will hit the bottom of the track before the wheel is high enough to come out of the "J". The trolleys should also be close to the edges of the door; not 6"-8" in like I've found some to be. The bumper that keeps the rear panel finger pull exposed should be just above center on the back of the front panel.  The doors should roll smoothly and quietly, if not it might be time for replacement.
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Gould you post a pick of the top track and the guide pin/roller?
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