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Sliding screen door hardware

A handy person from Vero Beach, FL says:
These doors were installed in 1982. Have two 36" and two 48" screens. Bottom sets are worn out. Door is 1/2" thick. Can I replace the entire mechanism? How do I get the old one out of the door?

User submitted photos of a screen door roller.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting! This roller appears similar to either our 84-140 or perhaps our 84-142. Take a look at these and see what you think. Now, these rollers can be removed from the door by detaching them from the corner first. Take a look at our 95-020. Could this be what you have in your door?
A handy person from Raleigh says:
How do you detach from the corner first? This looks exactly like what i have. I have taken the plastic wheel off but can't find the same size to replace just that part. How do you remove the entire assembly?
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
It can be a tricky process, but it is possible. You will need a pair of needle nose pliers and a narrow flat-head screwdriver. You will have to spread the end of the housing to remove it from the corner key, which keeps hold of the roller with two small posts.
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