closet door guide resized 600If you have had flooring replaced in a bedroom, have you ever noticed that the sliding close doors now swing? It is probably because you are missing a small plastic guide that gets installed at the floor. It likely wasn’t replaced after the flooring was done.

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It also happens that these door guide will break or can get pulled out if someone gets rough with the door. The guides are not very tall, and so it is possible that you may have to either raise the divider up or lower the doors down so that they engage with the guide. You will see some carpet installers install a small block under the carpet just for this purpose. This raises the level of the floor to the point that the guide will hold the doors in the correct position.

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As I said, the other option is to lower the height of the doors.  There are screws at the top of the doors where they are held to the rollers. If you loosen these, the door can be lowered and then retightened.

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Installing a guide is a matter of placing the guide in position (make sure it is in the middle of the opening in the same plane as the doors). It is best to close the doors and install the guide at the point where the doors overlap. It is held in place with screws.

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