Re: Stuck sliding glass door
In addition, here's a few things I've seen:
Originally Posted by sabo4545
1 - Holes drilled through the frames to insert a pin to lock the operator and fixed panels together. Closely examine each edge of the door where it contacts the frame for any type of locking mechanism or device. They can hide anywhere.
2 - Thumbscrew type track locks (like you'd find on a sliding window ) on either the top or bottom track of the door.
3 - There could be a sliding lock on the back of the operating panel that slides to lock into the fixed panel, this is usually about the same height as the door handle.
4 - The main lock in the handle isn't releasing. Depending on the style, you might be able to lift the handle and door assembly slightly to get it to release.
5 - The rollers are so far out of adjustment that the door is dragging on the bottom track and not moving. Lift the door and slide it open. Once open, the roller adjusters can be accessed from the edges of the door.
6 - Physical track damage that has wedged the door in place.
Last edited by A. Spruce; 09-15-2011 at 08:26 PM.
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