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81-018 with solid wheel, no groove?

A home owner says:
I am looking for the same part # but it has an(A)at the end and has a solid poly wheel no groove everything i see has a grooved wheel.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
That is strange. Do all the dimensions match, as well? I think it may be best if we see a few pictures of the part in question. I'm wondering if your wheels just wore down from age and use until they looked flat.
A quick learner from charlotte nc says:
Here are a couple pictures
User submitted photo of their patio door roller.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Wow, that is weird! We will have to research this. Please give us a little time to track this part down. Hopefully we can find something for you.
A quick learner from charlotte nc says:
LOL Yea i have been all over the internet can only find the grooved ones,the wheel is 5/16 and the track it rides on is 3/8 if that helps any. Good luck hope to hear from you soon and thanks so much.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
How about our 81-151? This has a similar design to the 81-018 and has flat nylon wheels. Could that work?
A quick learner from charlotte nc says:
It looks like it would work the question i have is the top with the 2 holes is there anything that goes in then and what is the length? I am sending a picture of the one i have the measurement is 2 5/8 and this little piece attaches to it.
User submitted photos of patio door hardware.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
We do not carry this piece, but you should be able to reuse the old one.
A quick learner from charlotte nc says:
I dont think so wheels are still to thick but i took your suggestion and ordered the solid wheeled ones hopefully they will work if not back to the drawing board lol. Thanks for all your help
A professional from CA says:
The 81-151 rollers are meant to have adjustable screws in the top to adapt for different door styles. Your spacer / shim should work if the length of the top of the roller is close. If it does not snap on, you should be able to stick it either to the top of the slot or the top of the roller with double sided tape. Just make sure it is sitting on the middle supports, and not balancing on the clips at the ends. They should bend in or out as needed to either in to grab the roller or out of the way.
A quick learner from charlotte nc says:
Tom thanks for all your help the 81-151 worked just fine the clips on top did not fit they where to long but the way they screw in did not use them. Again thanks for all your help.
A professional from California says:
If the vinyl frame is strong and rigid, this should not be a problem. If the roller is not supported inside, the weight of the door can warp the bottom rail causing it to puff out on the sides which in turn causes rubbing. Your call, but I would recommend replacing the block or using something similar in height for more support.
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