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Went to redo the drag in my old style VS 300. Taking out wasn't a problem. Cleaned everything real well and then went to put it back together. Greased everything and put it all back together. Tested it and when I pull line out on the spool, the drag knob turns and tightens the drag real tight. I obviously messed something up. Anyone know? Wrong order of washers, too much grease, any ideas??? In taking it to causeway tomorrow but any advice helps

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Immobilizer, did you stack the drag washers in this order, starting at the bottom of the spool concaved drag seat:

 

hex shape

drag washer

round shape

drag washer

hex shape

drag washer

round shape

then the clip...

 

This is the propper stacking order , good luck ... Also make sure the spool is clean in the bottom of the stacking hole... TWorms :)

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Thanks for the help. Took it to causeway today an they fixed it real quick. I'm pretty sure I had the order wrong, but the main problem was Appearantly 2 metal washers that should not have been in there. Don't know what they were doing in there but they fixed the order and took those out and it worked without a problem

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Don't ya' love it when you support your "local" tackle shop, an they come through?

I'm proud in the days of big big stores and mail order, we can still keep some of these guys in business.

They are an invaluable resource for the fishing community. Whenever I travel...the small tackle shop is my first stop.

 

Next time you tear something down: I find taking a lot of digital pictures helps me to put back things in the right order. Maybe that will work for you as well?

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I should have done that, but it was pretty messy an all I had on me was my iPhone. I will be sure to take pictures next time, and I also have the order written above stores in my phone. I gave it to causeway and they fixed it in 30 seconds. They just handed it back to me, and that was it. I was expected to be charged sOmething but I guess not. So I bought a plug I wasn't planning on buying. Gotta keep the small businesses going

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I would also recommend an extremely light coat of shimano drag grease on each washer, and taking out the nylon and replace them with ht100's. The drag will then be exremely smooth and will stay that way throughout the season as long as you maintain it. To maintain mine I just squirt it with wd40 after every use. Then loosen the drag all the way and reel it with weight on it. This is not to lube the drag rather to kill salt deposits. Good luck out there!

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I should have done that, but it was pretty messy an all I had on me was my iPhone. I will be sure to take pictures next time, and I also have the order written above stores in my phone.

 

I've been servicing my reels for a very long time & here's what I do whenever I take down a reel. First, make sure your work area is clean, organized & large enough - you don't want your parts getting lost amongst all of the other junk on your workbench. As I remove each part, I place it on my work surface in the order and orientation that it came off the reel. I tend to start my row of parts on the right & work to the left, but it really doesn't matter as long as you place each part next to the last one that came off the reel. To reassemble, just work backward. With this method, there's never a question as to what order the various parts should go back in.

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