How To Adjust Sliding Shower Doors?

You have come across as you might have seen your sliding shower door is getting stuck, right? It is normal and happens over a long period of time if you have not made prior adjustments. Not fixing it right away, will damage the longevity and result in a big spend for you in future. And you might need to change the whole door sliding frame at some circumstances.

So, head back today and give it a try to adjust you sliding shower door. Thus you might save your future budget and get the shower door running smoothly again.

But first you need to find out the problems and adjust accordingly. And in this article that is what exactly we are going to guide you through. To save your important time and avoid frustration, make sure you get a green signal on the checklist of the required tools:

Required Tools

  • Hand gloves
  • A screwdriver
  • Replacement rollers
  • Spray lubricant
  • Shower door cleaner

We have listed the shower door cleaner as an optional so as to clean the door after adjusting. But you can skip if you wish to take this part later. Let’s get started with the following steps:

Step 1: Ensure safety

While working with the hardware tools and the shower door frames, you might get hurt into your hands. Therefore, at least wear hand gloves to ensure your safety and thus create a comfortable working environment.

Step 2: Check Rollers Position and Movement

Hence, make sure the rollers on the top and bottom of the shower door are on the exact place of the track. If any of them slipped out of the track that will cause the main damage to your shower door and the holding frame.

Step 3: Set Back the Rollers into their Position

If you see the bottom roller slipped out, simply lift up the door keeping the top part right into its position, then guide the bottom roller back into the track. And if the top roller is falling off, push that inside the track with a screwdriver to fix it.

Step 4: Fixing the Guides

If fixing the rollers is not a solution and you can’t still get it right. You should probably fix the shower door guide found on the lower track of the door holding frame.

Step 5: Adjusting the Door

Sometimes, the shower door might get its shape out of the alignment. And if that is the case, you will need to take the entire door out of the track and fix it outside by clumping its frames into the right angle again.

Step 6: Replace the Rollers

When the rollers got pretty much older and unusable, you will need to replace them with new rollers. Hence make sure you bring the old rollers while shopping for the new ones. This way you can be sure to buy the one that matches with the old rollers in shape. On the other hand, if the shower door holding frame got a bit bigger because of the door running through it again and again, you might choose to have slightly larger rollers to replace the old ones.

Step 7: Make use of Lubricant

Once the guide is fixed and the door is in correct shape that you can put it back to the place. You can use lubricant on the rollers to ensure their smooth mechanism. Test it with your hand to confirm the rollers are working fine as expected. And once done, you should be able to see the sliding shower door is running smoothly again and performing the enclosure operation all the way across.

Step 8: Final clean up

Now, clean up the surroundings and the shower door with some sort of shower door cleaners. They work just fine for the glass shower doors to clean the stains out easily. You might get to see this blog for a comprehensive guideline on glass shower door cleaners.


  • If you are working around your bathtub, be careful not to put any scratch on it.
  • Similarly, make sure the screwdriver doesn’t draw anything on the shower door.
  • Use the shower door cleaner and the lubricant carefully to avoid irritation.
  • Make sure the new rollers you buy, are at least the same size of the old rollers.

So, that was it for today and we hope you got some important information covering your issues in regards to adjusting the sliding shower door. If you have enjoyed this article, please share with others.