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I am looking for detailed instructions on rehanging a 3 panel glass sliding shower screen door. House is 10 to 15 years old. Rollers are little blue rollers - two that are screwed to the top corners of each panel. However, they do not slide/glide properly and keep falling off the top metal runner. The right panel is fixed, the middle panel is the problem, the left seems to operate okay. I have tried balancing them, etc but can't get the right combination. Are there any written instructions out there somewhere?

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  • donnar800 Nov 17, 2010

    Yes, the shower doors now hang in a balanced fashion and don't fall off each time they are moved. Thanks muchly.

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Hello donnar. Here is an excellent step-by-step set of instructions. http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-to/intro/0,,214441,00.html

That said, most doors do install in similar fashion once you find a set similar to yours. I am a wee bit concerned that your set may have rollers that are on their last legs, which would result in their not sliding or gliding as they should. Use some penetrating lubricant, such as WD-40 to loosen them up and lubricate them. The difficulty with all of these items that are ten years old or older is that the parts are usually nonexistant. Like you, I enjoy the challenge of keeping things u and running way beyond their normal life expectancy. In fact, I am still using a hot tub that is 19 years old! Joe

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