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Stanley mirror sliding doors - 50315001

A quick learner from Tennessee says:
Installed a 8' door set about 15 years ago. Over the past few years the lower track has begun to curl upward away from the floor. This has occurred slowly and began to affect the ability of the doors (one in particular) to slide easily. At this point, one door cannot be opened without brute force since the majority of the track distortion has occurred on that side. I've attached a snap of the roller and the track itself. If you look at the track snap, you can see where the track has pulled itself up from the floor, thus making the track smaller which probably accounts for the problem in moving it. We need a new track but we also need to understand what caused this to happen in the first place so we can correct any problems that are causing this to happen.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
There could be a few reasons why your track is curling. Check to see if the floor or base below the track is level. The weight of the doors can also cause curling. If your track is not too bad, what I would do is to check the floor below the track. Make sure it is level and install more screws to hold it down to the floor. That should solve your problem.

If you still want to replace your hardware, see our 23-041 roller and 23-242 track.
A professional from California says:
That track should have a small strip of plywood running the length of the track to support the middle. This helps to keep the track from curling.

This is probably why the 23-242 has a flat center.
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