Smoothie drag washer upgrade

Discussion in 'Reel Repair and Upgrades' started by Boogie68MHS, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. Boogie68MHS

    Boogie68MHS New Member

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    I recently purchased 4 sets of the smoothie drag washers, I replaced the washers in 2 ABU 6500s and 1 7000 and then a 5500.
    The 2 6500s and the 7000 work fine, but the 5500 becomes increasingly harder to turn as the drag is tightened and by the time I tighten the drag suffeciently the reel won't hardly reel at all.
    I have compared what I did with the other 3 and can find nothing out of order.
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Abu

    Abu New Member

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    First thoughts come to mind is something is bent or you were sent the wrong drag washers. If you are absolutely sure you have the correct fiber washers that matchup to your schematic by the reel foot identification you may have a warped metal washer or a burr on one of them. Lots of possibilities but these are a couple starting points to check. Abu
     

  3. Boogie68MHS

    Boogie68MHS New Member

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    I ordered all new washers and fiber washers from ABU since the first time and replaced them and have the same result.
    I just took 5 of my baitcasters apart and cleaned, oiled and reassembled them and they all work great.