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Old Peachtree Glass Sliding Doors

A handy person from Harrisburg, PA says:
We just bought a 1957 house and the sliding doors appear original to the house. They are VERY difficult to slide even after cleaning the dirt out and lubricating the tracks/wheels. We thought we might need to replace the wheels but 1) We can't figure out how to remove them, the screws don't come out all the way. And 2) We don't know what to replace them with.

Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
I believe you have something like our 81-112 Peachtree roller assembly. The only way to confirm is to remove your rollers from the door and compare them to ours.

To replace the rollers, remove the door and lay it flat on some saw horses or a table. Then, remove the two bottom frame screws. With a block of wood and hammer, knock off the bottom door rail carefully, so as to not break the glass. You can now slide out the old rollers and install the new ones. Then you just have to reverse the process and adjust the rollers as needed.
A handy person from Harrisburg, PA says:
Thanks Paul this was super helpful! We are going to try to remove them then compare them to the part you suggested.

We'll keep you posted!

Thanks again
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