Reel Locks Up?

Discussion in 'Reel Repair and Upgrades' started by MRR, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    :confused: I'VE GOT AN OLDER REEL BUT IT WAS A GOOD ONE TILL LAST WEEK. PROBELM IS ALL OF A SUDDEN IT STARTED LOCKING UP AND I DON'T KNOW WHY. I WAS USING IT AND WORKING FINE CAST IT OUT ,STARTED TO TIGHTEN UP LINE AND COULDN'T TURN THE HANDLE.IT IS A(SHAKESPERE ALPHA GRAPHITE OPEN FACE.),TOOK IT APART ,COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING BROKE,PUT IT BACK TOGETHER ,CRANKED HANDLE TWICE AND LOCKED UP AGAIN. WAS WONDERING WHY?
     
  2. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    check and see if the spool stem is bent. i have dropped a couple spinning reels in the past and bent that stem, it will lock up right at the bend point. turn the anti-reverse off and back it up and forward to see.
     

  3. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    2,272
    State:
    Ohio
    check and see if the spool stem is bent. i have dropped a couple spinning reels in the past and bent that stem, it will lock up right at the bend point. remove the spool, turn the anti-reverse off and back it up and forward to see.