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Step 5. To adjust out-of-plumb tracks, loosen all the track mounting brackets (usually 3 or 4 per track) and push the brackets into alignment.

 

Step 6. Itís often easier to adjust the brackets by partially loosening the bolts and tapping the track with a soft-faced mallet. Once the track is plumb, tighten all the bolts.

 

Step 7. Sometimes the door lock bar opens sluggishly because the return spring has lost its tension. The only way to fix this is to replace the spring. One end is attached to the body of the lock; the other end hooks onto the lock bar.

 

Step 8. If a latch needs lubrication, use graphite in powder or liquid form. Donít use oil because it attracts dust that will clog the lock even more.

 

 

 

 

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