The most attractive part of sliding doors is their smooth slide. If your sliding door doesn’t slide and is just a kind of show piece then it is mere waste. If your sliding door bumps or jumps along the tracks when you open or close it then you can easily fix this issue with help of few easy tools. The phenomena or the mechanism of the door that helps in sliding is very simple and to restoring the mechanism is also very simple and the slide of the door is only useful if you are able to lock the door. If your sliding door lock is broken or damaged then you can easily repair or change the lock. You can easily find this lock in any hardware shop. Once you find this lock then it is just a matter of 5-10 minutes to change the damaged lock. Here are the few tips as well as set of instructions for you to change your damaged lock.
- Remove the damaged or the broken lock from the door by removing the nuts and bolt from the lock. When you remove the door locks then take the removed door lock to the local hardware store so that you can buy the same lock. This old lock will as a reference and will save your time and energy.
- Once you have bought the new door lock then open the packing and get familiar with all of its new parts and pieces. This is so because the design and the layout of door locks vary from a manufacture to manufacture and model to model.
- Install the locks cylindrical part in the door. Make sure slide the key into the cylindrical portion and check whether it works properly or not.
- Place the locks locking side frame inside the door and place the interior side of the lock frame into the door. Put the handle of the screw and insert the screw into the hole and tighten it with a help of a screw driver.
After you are done with the above then slide door and close the lock and test he lock is whether the lock is working or not. Open the door and test locking mechanism and be sure that it is working properly.