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Teflon shoes in front keep wearing out

My teflon wear pads in the front, there are two of them, keep wearing out. I have checked the two rollers in the back, they both appear to fine. Any ideas what would cause the teflon pads to wear out?

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Please use rubber pads better than teflon.

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