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replacement parts for Ador sliding patio door

A contractor from coventry ri 02816 says:
My Ador sliding patio door is approx 40 years old. Has gotten increasing harder to slide open. I think the rollers are shot. Haven't taken door off tracks yet to look at rollers. Is it possible that rollers are still available for this door.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Hey, Jerry. Our 81-258 is meant for Ador doors, but that's not to say it's definitely what you have. I recommend that you remove your existing roller from the door to make sure it and the 81-258 are the same.
A quick learner from coventry, ri says:
Where can I see the 81-258 to compare to my roller?

That means removing both doors, pulling the roller, putting the doors back in and waiting for the mail to bring me rollers. Then, taking the doors out again changing the rollers (assuming they fit) and re-installing the doors again. Isn't there a better way.

How much are the 81-258 rollers? Maybe I should order them before I do anything else. Are they returnable if they don't fit.

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Paul from SWISCO responded:
I'm afraid that's the only way to be 100% sure that the 81-258 will work. We have dimensions and pictures on the 81-258 store page that you can use as reference. We do have a return policy, which you can view here.
A professional from California says:
If you have an 82-063 handle, then chances are very good that you have the 81-258 roller. Keep in mind that the original has 5 star shaped cutouts and the replacement ones do not. Also check to see that your adjustment screw is on top of the frame assembly screw. This is The less common case and another good indicator that the roller will work for you. No guarantees, but a fairly safe bet. www.thepatiodoorguy.com
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