Michael Walsh: A very good instructional video. I will add that I found it hugely helpful
to run a piece of fishing line or thin wire (my wife has this stuff called
"floral wire") around the new wheel assembly behind where it clips to the
pins in the door frame. That way, if you have to move the screwdriver to
get more leverage, or even reposition the whole assembly ever so slightly
for it to line up properly, you can keep it in position instead of having
it slip off the pins entirely.
Steve Varnell: A few more tips. 1 wiggle the roller tongs back and forth slightly when
close to when they are spreading. 2 where the tip of the Phillips
screwdriver determines your leverage point. You need that leverage and in
some spots you just don't get it. 3. I found that I got it in on my second
roller a bit faster when I had aligned to one side of the prong and not in
the center. You are lifting in a bit of an arc so the center point will
miss when rotated. 4. A second regular screwdriver may help in getting the
Phillips in position. Great video. I struggled for an hour before I found
this video. In 15 minutes I was then done. Most of these DIY videos don't
have the video skills or equipment to show every detail. The key like he
said is the 3/16" Phillips. I did not use string/wire because I did not
have any handy.
John Gotti: I have a Model#B691 roller. how do I remove boken one and install new
Myrele McGuinty: How do I change the bracket that the roller is attach to ?
Saul Borak: many thanks for a perfect way to instruct someone with limited skills.
worked like a charm. $ 4 instead of $65 for new door
deprondave: Thanks for posting this
these things had me soooo frustrated
joan holladay: I have just replaced 3 of the four rollers. On the 4th one, however, I can
see that the prongs that the roller is supposed to spread over has broken
off. Is there any work around? I tried installing the door with the roller
just loose in the track, but was too loose to hold.
Prime Line: You are more than welcome, thanks for watching. Hope the replacement goes
smoothly for you.
Prime Line: Something we didn't go over in the video was the fact that weather, old
oil/grease and dirt, combined with rusty or corroded parts can make this
job more difficult. If the video did anything, it at least gave you the
confidence to go ahead and do it yourself, and you got it done. Was the
roller you were replacing the exact same as in the video?
Prime Line: You can't get to the edge of the screen by sliding either one of the glass
panels one way or another, or sliding the screen? If there's any way you
can send a couple photos to the e-mail address in the description so we can
take a look at them and figure out how to help you. Please mention in the
e-mail that this is a question from YouTube, so we can also come back and
answer here as well for anyone else with this issue.
cpidesk: Thank You GREAT info.
Prime Line: @CottonandSugar @dlight1218 Thanks for watching. We had enough people
calling asking how to do this that we thought a video was in order.
Steve T: I'm gonna give this a try sometime this week, hope it goes as smoothly as
you demonstrated in this video. :)
stvnixrcks: I have slid the glass doors both on the outisde and inside and the screen
and still have no access to the other side of the screen to reach the
screw. maybe i have to remove the inside glass door??
Ana Vasquez: Thank you for your time and heading to the hardware store.
Juan Onofre: Just like in the video. Thanks a lot for it. It was really easy.
teresarh1: still need a better video instruction...i understand the concept of
inserting the screw driver inside along the wheel...its not specific
enought in what movements are being made once inside....I can see inside
with a magnitfying glass where to screwdriver goes...but been trying a week
now and dont know how ur spreading prongs..btw what are the prongs even and
how are they attached ..i see a spac
jf lanvers: Seduced by the smooth and easy video, I went to Home Depot to get the parts
I needed. My screen door is about 9 years old, so it had seen better days,
is bent in parts and is no longer in its prime. To start with I found the
two old rollers that needed replacement extremely hard to extract. The most
difficult portion of the job however was to replace the new rollers. It
took me a good 30 minutes plus some immense grief to get the job done.
There's definitely room for improvement (video/product)
Prime Line: If you need to remove the sliding glass door to get to the screen be sure
to get someone to help you, as they can be heavy and awkward. Safety First!
dlight1218: I've been scratching my head on this one for a while, thanks for posting
the video. The people at home depot weren't much help on this. I thought
I'd have to destroy my screen door to get that damn wheel out.
Alex Moreno: LIARS!!! This is not an easy task. I have almost sliced my thumb trying to
do this the way it has been shown. I was at it for an hour yesterday trying
to do this and believe me, it is freaking hard. Taking out the old roller
is easy. Installing the new one is virtually impossible. I'm going to try
to do it again tonight. But the prongs don't open as easily as shown. I
have to try and bend the prongs in order to get them to open up and snap in
place. I'm looking for more detailed videos.
Prime Line: Glad it worked for you. Taking things apart is always easier than getting
them back together (A lesson I learned when I was very young). Just take
your time, and follow the instructions in the video, you'll do ok.
NotoriousMOK: While I really appreciate such a quality video on this topic, I am still
having trouble with this application. Just to clarify, I am replacing the
rollers in a screened slider that is approximately 8 years old, but the
existing and new rollers (#B515) are an exact match. The trouble I am
having is when installing the new roller, just before it seems the roller
bracket will snap into position, the plastic wheel/axle pops out of the
bracket. Am I missing something here? Thank you
Prime Line: The adjustment screw is used to raise or lower the roller and hence the
door so the door sits evenly on the track and rolls smoothly. If it's too
high, it (the screen) can bind at the top. If it's too low the screen frame
can drag on the track.
L. Abraham: It worked!!! The first few attempts of trying to remove the roller/s seemed
impossible. I was afraid of breaking it and having to replace the whole
entire screen. I did exactly what you did and got them out! Thank
you...hopefully when I replace the rollers it will be just as easy.
90012bg: The video was a help. I struggled to get the old roller out without the
phillips screwdriver. I broke one of the new roller "axle pins" using the
screwdriver to lever it in as shown - as @NotoriousMOK wrote. They come 2
to a package, so I took @goofyfam42's advice and put the screwdriver in
front of the wheel. This *almost* did it; the deciding factor was to loop
string behind the bracket and use the string to position the bracket. Also,
what's the adjusting screw do, anyway?
Prime Line: You're welcome. Thank You for watching.
Alex Moreno: I'm surprised I got a response from PrimeLine. I finally got the rollers
replaced. Took me an extra 15 minutes with the first one, but then it took
me about 6 minutes for the next one. I had to use needle nose pliers and
bend the tabs open to make the space between the tabs bigger. The video
doesn't show this, but I would love to see the guy take off a worn out and
rusty roller like the one I had and replace it with a new one. The space
between the tabs is remarkably different from old to new.
Dan Filipi: Hey thanks for the video, it helped a lot!
cpidesk: Thank You GREAT info. 04/18/2011 great price on primeline net
Prime Line: @alxtoo "Liar" seems a little harsh, considering you just watched him do
it. I spent some time looking on YouTube for another video of someone
installing this roller for you, but couldn't find one, Sorry. If you're
still having trouble getting the roller back in, I would suggest taking the
door to your nearest screen shop and seeing if they can do it for you. I
wouldn't think they would charge much for installing the rollers.
cpidesk: Thank You GREAT info. 04/18/2011
Alex Moreno: @PrimeLineHowTo The guy on the video used the same roller he took off. It
obviously has a little more give compared to a new one. When I used a brand
new out of the box roller, the tabs wouldn't open up at all. The space
between is too small to allow the hinge to fit, let alone open up the tabs.
The lesson in all of this is that the video needs more detailed
instructions. I'm not kidding, I was moments away from having to pay for a
new screen or have some professional replace the rollers.
stvnixrcks: I am trying to remove my sliding screen door in order to replace the ripped
screen, but my sliding screen door is between two glass sliding doors!!!
How do i get to the inside edge of the screen door in order to loosen up
the screw for the roller????
goofyfam42: Nice clear instructions and video. For me it worked better to put the screw
driver in front of the wheel when replacing the part. It was the only way
to get the thing to open up enough to fit over the post.
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