I'm confused. I typed a description of what I had used to address the
situation. I guess it wasn't included with my post. I used a product that had
been recommended to me by a guy who lubricated my attic fan several years ago.
It's a 4 ounce plastic bottle with a long narrow extendable applicator and is
primarily a "turbine oil". I got it at Ace Hardware and it's called "Zoom Spout
Oiler". It's manufactured/distributed by "Norvey, Inc." It says it "withstands
high temperatures" and is "a must for heater blowers". Anyway, I applied some
to a folded paper towel and rubbed it along the track that the fireplace screen
is on. Also rubbed it on the rings that hold the screen. There is no problem
moving the screen now (and I have a fire in the fireplace). So--I can
definitely recommend it.
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