How to Remove the Shower Doors From a Tub

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When the shower doors on your tub are difficult to slide open, you will need to make some adjustments to the track or to the rollers on the door panel. To access the rollers you will need to remove the shower doors from the tub. Sliding shower doors secure to the door tracks using rollers and guides. Once you remove the shower door you can replace or repair the door system to get your doors working properly.

Things You'll Need

  • Sheet
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Place a sheet or a few towels in the bottom of the tub to protect the tub's finish while you are working inside the tub.

  • Go inside the tub and find the screws that secure the lower guide to the shower door assembly. The guide is the piece of metal that covers the lower edge of the sliding doors. The screws will be located toward the top edge of the guide to secure the guide to the shower door track.

  • Remove the screws with a Phillips head screwdriver and lift the lower guide out of the way. Grab the sides of one of the door panels and lift up while swinging the bottom of the panel toward you.

  • Unhook the top rollers from the upper track and remove the door panel from the tub. Lift the remaining door panel the same way and move the door panel out of the tub. Now the doors are away from the tub and you can inspect or replace the rollers and make adjustments to the door track as necessary.

Tips & Warnings

  • If necessary you can remove the door track frame. Start at the top corners and remove the fasteners. The bottom rail usually secures to the tub with silicone caulk. The side rails may have adhesive or three screws securing them to the walls.
  • Use care when removing the shower doors. Soap scum and mildew can make them slippery as you pull them from the door track.

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