Broken Sliding Patio Door

ruckstande

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My priceless son broke the wheel off of my patio door. I don't know what I'm looking for and I don't know what brand door this is. Does it matter? Anyone know what part to replace it with?

 
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They are usually called something like Spring Tension Rollers

you might have to look at where it's broken and line up the break to identify the correct replacement

http://www.homedepot.com/b/Hardware-Window-Hardware-Window-Rollers-Guides/N-5yc1vZc9bt


Also there is probably a not broken roller on the other end of the door. You could remove that one to see what a good one looks like and work for a replacement from there

and finally sometimes the doors are reversible/flippable so you could have 2 of the same wheels at the top that don't bear any weight so you could move one from there to the bottom.
 

ruckstande

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They are usually called something like Spring Tension Rollers

you might have to look at where it's broken and line up the break to identify the correct replacement

http://www.homedepot.com/b/Hardware-Window-Hardware-Window-Rollers-Guides/N-5yc1vZc9bt


Also there is probably a not broken roller on the other end of the door. You could remove that one to see what a good one looks like and work for a replacement from there

and finally sometimes the doors are reversible/flippable so you could have 2 of the same wheels at the top that don't bear any weight so you could move one from there to the bottom.
What you are seeing is where it broke. That long spring goes into the top bracket of the wheel. It's extremely cheap compared to anything else I've seen only. Extremely old too. This door might be 40 years old.
 

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My priceless son broke the wheel off of my patio door. I don't know what I'm looking for and I don't know what brand door this is. Does it matter? Anyone know what part to replace it with?

Sounds like you now have a perfectly good window.

#glasshalffull
 

lajikal

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That stuff looks old timey. I'm gonna guess you live in the 1930s.
 
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If you live in New Jersey and your door is that old you might want to invest in a new one. We bought new sliders a few years ago and holy shit what a difference in warmth in the winter...the old doors were just 1000lbs of leaky seams..
 

ruckstande

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If you live in New Jersey and your door is that old you might want to invest in a new one. We bought new sliders a few years ago and holy shit what a difference in warmth in the winter...the old doors were just 1000lbs of leaky seams..
This is just the screen. You are correct though, our sliding door is crap also. The deal is broken and the door is crooked as hell. We're just not planning on staying here and are going to end up short selling because it's a condo and worthless.
 
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This is just the screen. You are correct though, our sliding door is crap also. The deal is broken and the door is crooked as hell. We're just not planning on staying here and are going to end up short selling because it's a condo and worthless.
OH!! I thought that was from the GLASS DOOR not the screen...the screen is easy to fix. It's the glass door that's a real pain once something goes.
 

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That is awesome. Thank you.
I've ordered from them a few times. I got three sets of sliding doors here that are original to the house (1985). They have everything I need to keep them going pretty much forever.

I don't think I could get something as well-made today, plus they are a custom size (9ft) so it would cost a fortune to replace them.
 

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Is there a man that lives nearby, that you can call to fix it for you Sally?
 

ruckstande

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I've ordered from them a few times. I got three sets of sliding doors here that are original to the house (1985). They have everything I need to keep them going pretty much forever.

I don't think I could get something as well-made today, plus they are a custom size (9ft) so it would cost a fortune to replace them.
I feel your pain. My doors are oversized and I can't afford custom doors to replace these.
 

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You're fucked, it will never work right again
 

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My house has no sliding doors. Not sure if I'm dumb or lucky.