Originally Posted by Rustynuts
These reels are not really made to reel the cord in by itself, they are to assist in the storing of the cord. I have always pulled the cord and fed it onto the reel as it winds up.
I do the same feeding it through an old rag to clean it as it comes in. Mine has been doing OK in this matter. I learned another trick and keep a bottle of bug spray in the compartment and spray it down when after each connection at a campground, along with all ground points to stop ants. I use a "Home Defense" bug spray product.
Funny I was just researching the manual for mine as well to see it their was any lubrication required when this came up.