Easy Steps And Items Needed For Fixing The Sliding Shower Door Bottom Guide
The shower door that keeps falling off your tracks will not only damage your track & door mechanism, but it can present a real danger of broken glass in your shower or tub. Adjusting your door so that it will roll evenly & stay on track is something most homeowners can handle with a little time and with a screwdriver tool. If you want to fix a sliding shower door bottom guide by yourself then you need to gather all the required items and steps to follow. Here is the list of required items and steps for this process:
Things You Will Need
- Silicone Spray Lubricant
- Replacement Rollers, If Needed
Steps For This Process
- First of all, you need to make sure your door roller is on the track accurately at the top. Your roller mechanism at the top has a little play in it, so grip your door thoroughly & lift up, then guide your roller back on your track. Test your door & roller a few times to make sure it is on the track properly. If this doesn’t work, you can try to adjust your rollers.
- Now you need to remove your doors and adjust your rollers. By using your screwdriver you need to remove either the guide rail that runs along the edge of your door or your plastic guide that sits in the middle of your lower track. Lift your doors out of your track and lean them against your wall.
- Next you need to test your rollers for smooth operation and then you need to spray them with a silicone lubricant, if necessary.
- Finally, you need to raise or lower your doors and test your adjustment. Again using your screwdriver, loosen the screw holding your roller and then you need to adjust it in the slanted slot that it is attached to. You need to make slight adjustments and put your door back in the track each time until you have a smooth and secure your door. Replace your bottom guide or track when the adjustment is complete.
Tip & Warning
- If your rollers are badly worn, they may need to be replaced. Take your old roller to the hardware store and get a replacement for it. With your door taken down, unscrew your old roller & screw the new ones in place.
- You need to make sure your door fits snugly in your upper and lower track without too much play. You don’t want your door to be able to pop out of your track & fall.