Just started recently. These slides have been in and out at least 30 times. But about a month ago, the padded seal on the slide that compresses to the wall has been sticking to the wall when we try to pull the slide back in.
It is a very loud pop, you can see the top frame of the slide bend in when the slide is starting to move, and when it finally lets go, it has pulled a little chunk of the wall "paper" and has damaged a small chunk of the particle board.
So, a couple days ago, I felt all surfaces, and there was a slight tack to the seal, so I used goo gone to clean both surfaces. Still popped.
Next I used a silicone-based lube on both surfaces, assuming that I SUREDLY fixed the issue, still pops.
At this point I realized that I need to start to pull in the slide, stop after about 1/2-1" of travel, and pull the top frame of the slide so as to break it free without too much POP and any further damage to the wall. This area is right in the middle of the top of the slide, and is affecting maybe 6 or 8 inches of the wall.
My wife is starting to think that the seal is getting down under the particle board when the slide comes to a rest and falls into its "seat" when it is fully extended, and the particle board wall is actually sinking into the seal, and getting stuck, rather than there being a sticky adhesive issue.
Just to be sure, I pulled the slide in about 1/2" and applied a spray-on lube that would cover more area, over both surfaces, and it still pops.
Anyone have any suggestions???
Maybe not seat the slide so hard? Different lube? Smooth out the damage on the wall?
I am getting ready to have to do some sanding on the particle board because it now has sharp edges (cut a gash in my hand while applying lube with my hand) and there are small chunks of particleboard and vinyl wall paper sticking out and pulled off.