3rd July 2023

How to Lubricate Sliding Doors Wheels

profile image
Posted by: admin

One of the technical team here at Thames Valley Windows talks about How to Lubricate Sliding Doors Wheels.

Video Transcription How to Lubricate Sliding Doors Wheels

On all PVC sliding door models the wheels are located down at the bottom of the door. This means that unfortunately, you will therefore need to get on your hands and knees to lubricate these sliding door wheels.

You will find the wheels about 150ml back from the front edge of the door. Use a PTFE lubricant, preferably one that has a straw that attaches to the nozzle so you can apply the lubricant deep into the cavity. Put the nozzle into the cavity and give it a good, long spray and work the door backwards and forwards and get that lubricant in the wheel.

On the other side of the patio door, the wheels are located behind the cover, so you are going to need to use a tool such as a scraper to remove the cover. Very carefully pop it in behind and use the sliding door as a bit of leverage – again, being very careful. Pop the cap off. The wheels are again located about 150 mil back. All you need to do is repeat the process that you completed to lubricate the first wheels. To put the cover back place the bottom in first and then the top end.  Lift enough so you are clearing the track at the bottom. Tap the cover back into place.

Finally roll the sliding door backwards and forwards to make sure that now catching on the track and again, just to get the lubricant again inside the wheels.

We hope you enjoyed watching our video on how to lubricate sliding door wheels.


Read our previous post - «

Recent Projects

Recent Projects

We proudly work with...