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Slammer 3 3500 click issue

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I sent my reel into Penn repair and they replaced every bearing, main gear, pinion gear, anti-reverse clutch, crosswind block and gear, (and for some reason the bail arm), and they sent back all the old parts.  I haven't yet been able to try it out under load, but it was all covered under warranty so I am at least satisfied so far with the service and effort made.  I am just hoping that it fixed the issue and isn't related to the cast body itself, else I will be out of warranty period and out of luck.  Turn around was about 2.5 weeks.

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Hi Tony I got 2 new Penn slammer 3 4500 which I bought over the winter I use one the other day for the first time it make a knocking then the next day I try the other new one same problem. Is there any real fix instead of sending it back. I dont want to be out of reel for 3 weeks.

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Gman,

 

If the knock is occurring at the top and/or bottom of the spool oscillation this is normal, adding extra grease to the osc. slider slot helps make the noise/feeling more faint.

 

tony

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On ‎5‎/‎1‎/‎2018 at 0:43 PM, PENN Fishing said:

Sounds like it's the crosswind block (osc. slider) changing direction which is normal, adding a little extra grease on the slot of the block will help quiet the noise/feeling but it will not go away completely.

 

tony

 

On ‎5‎/‎2‎/‎2018 at 9:45 AM, PENN Fishing said:

The majority of our spinning reels have a faint click/tick when the spool reaches the highest and lowest position.  Your friends reel probably has it too, it may just be slightly more faint.  Part # 43, remove it from the reel and add more grease underneath in the slot.

 

tony

 

35 mins ago, gman71 said:

Hi Tony I got 2 new Penn slammer 3 4500 which I bought over the winter I use one the other day for the first time it make a knocking then the next day I try the other new one same problem. Is there any real fix instead of sending it back. I dont want to be out of reel for 3 weeks.

 

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Thanks Tony.  Just greased all the slammer 3 . 2 4500 1 6500 1 6500hs. All are new they all are bone dry. I when out bought some Penn grease and use almost half of the bottle.

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Hi Tony I tested the slammer out last night it was smooth for few cast then the knocking came back what else I could do on the 4500 slammers to fix the knocking

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Gman,

 

The grease is a temporary way to make the knock more faint, but it will not go away completely.  When the Osc. block changes directions it rocks slightly causing the knock.

 

tony  

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So is there a way to fix the problem both the 4500 has a pretty bad knocking.  I expect that from a old well use reel but not from a new reels

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Just picked up the slammer 8500 hs with similar issues mine is clicking that I can feel & hear when turning the handle slowly straight out the box unrigged (no line) but goes away when I speed up the retrieve 

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707,

 

The issue you are having is coming from the back up A/R directly under the rotor.  It is an easy fix if you are comfortable taking the rotor off.  Sometimes the ratchet becomes detached due to shipping.  The noise is coming from part # 10, 38E, 12, usually the ratchet becomes unhooked off the spring.  If you are not comfortable taking off the rotor we can certainly repair the reel under warranty for you.  Let me know

 

tony

 

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