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In addition to @חִידָה's answer Rashi on the pasuk in Shmuel alef writes: על השל. על השגגה, שהיה לו לדרוש קל וחומר, נושאיו נשא בירדן, הוא עצמו לא כל שכן: Because of his mistake. Because of his mistake, he should have expounded a fortiori [as follows:] the Ark carried its own porters in the Yardein, isn't it all the more so [that it is able to carry] itself. ...


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Rashi attempts to answer this in his Commentary on יְהוֹשֻׁ֖עַ Yehoshua 4:18 related to the punishment of עֻזָּ֔ה Uzzah (when he took hold of the Ark): "The soles of the feet of the Kohanim were lifted. [They were lifted] from the water to the dry land next to them, and the water returned to their place. The result of this was that the Ark was on this [...


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