Removing the Stationary Glass Door on a Sliding Glass Door Assembly .... HELP, PLEASE!!!

A quick learner from Orlando, FL says:

Your how-to instructions for the sliding glass door on the website ... Wryte ... are great and very helpful. However, I am having a problem removing the outer door before I can remove the "sliding" door. Our outer door lifts but is still hung up on the bottom of the door. It doesn't seem to be able to lift up any higher.

Is there any other way that you can think of to help us get this door out? I do know that once we get the stationary door out, the sliding door will easily come out and I will finally be able to put in the new rollers.

Thank you for your time and help in this matter,

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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting, Doc. I'm glad our guide was so helpful to you before.

Look on the stationary door rail in the jamb and see if there are screws or screw-on-clips securing the door to the jamb. Then check the inside and outside of the bottom door frame on the sill for caulking sealant or screws that might be holding the door in. You should also check the side rail opposite the jamb for a bottom screw-on-clip on the sill or a top clip to the header. Finally, the door might have been sitting so long that it's stuck in place, and you might have to use force to free it.

We have a video that goes through the process of replacing a sliding glass door roller that may be helpful to you:
A home owner from Orlando, FL says:

Thanks for the quick response. After trying for almost 4 hours, I finally called in a local handyman who fixed the door with me. The problem with the door was that when we built the house in 1997, the builder did not check to see if the bottom was level and there was a slight upward bulge right in the middle of the bottom frame. After some hefty work with the prybar, the two of us were finally able to get the door out. The wheels were changed and it all works well now.

Once again, thank you for the response and for all of the information SWISCO has posted in cyberspace.


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