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Pella sliding door roller

A home owner from Parker, CO says:
I need to replace the roller assembly pictured in attached photos. Unfortunately there are no identifiers on either the assembly or door itself. I can tell you I think the door is appx 1992 vintage. The measurements are 2.75" long, 1.75" wide, and .75" thick. Wheel is 1.5" diameter.
Can you give me your part recommendation, price, shipping, etc?

Thanks for your assistance.
John
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Hey, John. This looks a lot like our 81-098, which is a genuine Pella product. We also carry the generic 81-249. We've had reports that this works just as well as the 81-098. You can see all pricing information on each part's respective page. Shipping cost will determine on the delivery method you choose during checkout.
A professional from CA says:
I found the generic roller to feel a little wobbly. This worried me because it scraped the sides when I rolled it around in my hand. I didn't have a genuine Pella to compare. They may feel the same. Once the roller was in the door it worked great. The weight of the door probably causes the roller to stay centered. Bottom line: I wouldn't worry about generic. The price difference is worth it. Paul: Is the housing on the Pella roller stainless? It looks like it might be. The wheel is not. This may be a consideration in choosing.
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