REPLACEMENT HANDLES

A home owner from Daingerfield, Texas says:
Attached are 2 pictures of my broken sliding glass door handles. I just need the handle however I figure I will have to buy everything just to get the handle.

From hole to hole it is 3 15/16 if you need to know that.

Thanks so much for your help.

Kathleen
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Dave Sr. from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting. If the distance between your holes is 3-15/16", I recommend our 82-003. Also check to see if you door is rolling smoothly. Based on the damage I see on that handle, you might need to lubricate or adjust the bottom rollers on the door. Worst case you might need to replace the door rollers entirely. That could be the reason you handle broke.
A home owner from Lone Star, Texas says:
Thank you for your response. And yes, we have lubricated the rollers. Do you have a recommendation on what the lubrication to you other than WD40?
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Dave Sr. from SWISCO responded:
That would be the one to use. If the wheels aren't rolling smoothly after lubrication, they could be clogged with debris or they are just broken. Another thought would be to check the track for any wear or dents that would make the door harder to open and close.
A professional from CA says:
Lubricating rollers is a very temporary fix.
Rollers that don't turn will cause damage to the track if they are lubricated.
The lube creates the illusion of rolling while they are really just scraping.

WD40 is terrible. It causes some of the worst messes I have had to clean up. Silicone is much cleaner and works basically the same.
Silicone is for weatherstrip and guides. Not for rollers.
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