Originally Posted by John Wayne
If you can see where it starts to rise up and can get to it I'll try a dry lube or wax from a candle and see it it helps can't hurt anything unless the lube would stain rug if one is under it.
That's what I was thinking, except yes, that part contacts the carpet when it slides in, at least I think it does.
I'd like to see some sort of illustration that shows what actually raises the mechanism up when it starts to retract. All that stuff is covered up.