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Slammer 3 3500 click issue

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31 mins ago, Darth Baiter said:

Line roller comes into play with tension.  My 4500 "ticks under tension" something you feel but don't hear.  Not related to the position of the spool.  The gears were replaced under warranty, no difference.  Back in the local shop to possibly swap out the OEM line roller bushing for bearings, although I can't tell from the schematic whether the 4500 has a bushing or a bearing.  :(  Stay tuned

Thanks for the update. It is disappointing that a reel in this price range has these issues. I wonder if it is a quality control issue or if this is a problem with every reel. My friend has a 4500 with no issues so it makes me wonder...

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I hear you; that's the frustrating part. I really don't think I should have to take this thing apart the first time I use it. I bought it in the winter, so it's been too long to do an exchange. I'm hoping it's just a burr on the gear.

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On ‎6‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 9:47 AM, LuckyStriker86 said:

I also have a similar issue with my 4500. I've only fished the reel once, and I noticed it right away out of the box. It seems to make a clicking/bumping (only feeling, not audible) when reeling with a bit of tension, but is not consistent with top and bottom travel of the spool; it seems to occur at the same rotation of the spool.

If you turn the handle one full turn do you feel it at every turn?  Wondering if you have a damaged tooth on the gear in which you'll feel it every rotation of the handle regardless where the spool is. 

 

tony

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On ‎6‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 11:50 AM, drumfish213 said:

Thanks for the update. It is disappointing that a reel in this price range has these issues. I wonder if it is a quality control issue or if this is a problem with every reel. My friend has a 4500 with no issues so it makes me wonder...

Drumfish,

 

I haven't heard from you since my last reply so I assumed everything was good.  If you are still having an issue I would suggest sending it in for warranty repair so we can try and determine where it is coming from..

 

tony

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11 mins ago, PENN Fishing said:

If you turn the handle one full turn do you feel it at every turn?  Wondering if you have a damaged tooth on the gear in which you'll feel it every rotation of the handle regardless where the spool is. 

 

tony

I'll open and take a look at the pinion and drive gear this weekend.

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40 mins ago, LuckyStriker86 said:

I'll open and take a look at the pinion and drive gear this weekend.

Curious, why diy a reel under warranty?  I took mine to a nearby warranty service center rather than mail it in. 

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2 hours ago, PENN Fishing said:

Drumfish,

 

I haven't heard from you since my last reply so I assumed everything was good.  If you are still having an issue I would suggest sending it in for warranty repair so we can try and determine where it is coming from..

 

tony

Thanks for following up Tony. I have a trip coming up that I am going to need this reel for but will get more info about sending it in after the trip. 

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On 6/11/2018 at 11:16 AM, Darth Baiter said:

Line roller comes into play with tension.  My 4500 "ticks under tension" something you feel but don't hear.  Not related to the position of the spool.  The gears were replaced under warranty, no difference.  Back in the local shop to possibly swap out the OEM line roller bushing for bearings, although I can't tell from the schematic whether the 4500 has a bushing or a bearing.  :(  Stay tuned

2 more weeks without this reel.  Wasn't the line roller.  Penn says more grease. :( Trying further up the corporate ladder.

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55 mins ago, Darth Baiter said:

2 more weeks without this reel.  Wasn't the line roller.  Penn says more grease. :( Trying further up the corporate ladder.

Just curious which warranty center you took it to?  Please PM if you prefer to keep it private.  Was the reel ever sent in to the Factory or only "local repair shop"? 

 

tony

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Just got back from my trip. Halfway through the trip some braid got caught under the spool (user error). I took the spool off to cut the braid because I could not untangle it and now the reel is a lot smoother. Still need to test it some more but maybe taking the spool off and clearing out the braid somehow fixed the click. 

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So, I haven't fully determined what the bumpy feel is to the reel that I have experienced since day 1 with the slammer 3 4500.  I thought it had to do with the meshing of the gears (feels like improper gear meshing of a few teeth), however I saw no evidence of burrs or inconsistent gear wear.  I have however found 3 curious things that may attribute to the issue.

 

1. crosswind block:  The crosswind block is supported in three places; one screw hold it to the main shaft, it rides behind a plate on the right, and it rides along a shaft on the left.  I noticed that the shaft has noticeable wear only after a short amount of fishing, and the hole that the shaft rides in on the block is egg shaped. Whether this is how it was manufactured or is quickly wore out, i don't know

 

2.  Crosswind Gear Screw: The head of the screw that attaches the crosswind gear is not concentric with the screw shaft or gear.  This may not seem to be a problem when the gear is static, however while rotating under load could result in the unsmooth nature of the reel when retrieving

 

3.  Crosswind Gear: The screw mentioned may be more relevant because of the slop in the crosswind gear.  Even after fully tightening the screw, the gear has some significant play.  This could be a result of both loose tolerance between the ID of the gear and OD of the bushing that it mounts on and the axial clearance when the screw is and gear are fully seated

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