Shower Doors Are Difficult to Open

I have heavy old fashioned shower doors in my bathroom. It is getting harder and harder to open them. Anyone know how I can get them to move freely again?

PJ from WI

February 28, 20060 found this helpful

First, make sure you don't have a calcium build-up in the running track from hard water deposits or a small sliver of soap or a hair clog stuck in there. If that is clear, then try some WD-40 sprayed right in the track. Work the door back and forth several times and see if that makes any difference. Also, one other thing to check is to make sure the shower door is seated in the track correctly.

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March 1, 20060 found this helpful

You can try rubbing either a bar of soap or an old candle on the track. I used a candle on the track of a stubborn sliding door and it works great!

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March 1, 20060 found this helpful

Clean the doors and runners with vinegar to remove calsium and minral deposits. Then either run parafin wax along the runners both top and bottom several times or use a clean bar of soap. Either should get them moving again. You will need to open and close the doors several times to lubricate the wheels but it should be done at least once a month to keep them working.

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