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arcadia door rollers

A home owner from hopewell, nj says:
I have Arcadia sliding glass doors installed around 1970. A sticker on the frame says "Code 58-1" - can you tell from this the replacement rollers I need?
User submitted picture of Arcadia door roller Code 58-1.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Good afternoon! Thank you for posting. Your roller appears to be similar to our 81-082 Patio Door Roller Assembly. Please compare the two and let me know what you think!
A handy person from Hopewell NJ says:
81-082 does look like a good fit. I see you can select nylon or steel wheels - my original ones are nylon, but my guess would be steel would be more durable. Any thoughts on that choice?

Thanks!
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Steel wheels are more durable, but they tend to rust in salt-air environments. Would that be a problem for you?
A quick learner from Home owner in Orange, CA says:
Which if the two wheels (steel or nylon) rolls smoother? I just replaced my slider with the steel wheels & it still seems to still feel heavy. I've gone through & made the proper height adjustment as well. Thx!
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Neither is really smoother than the other. If you're having trouble, apply some Silicone spray to the track and see if that helps.
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