Toallhisdoom

Slammer 3 4500 drag sticking

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I have 2 slammer 3 4500s. One the drag is sticking. When I am testing my drag it feels almost locked down for a second then releases to normal drag. The other is buttery smooth. I swap spools and it is the same. The drag still sticks so I know it is inside the spool. Any ideas what the issue might be? It is only a year old reel used on 3 or 4 trips. Maybe 200 striped bass from schoolies to biggest on the reel was a 38" not using a lot of drag. 

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If you are comfortable taking the spool assembly apart you may just need a light coating of grease on the drag,  You can also send it in and we can take a look at it for you.

 

tony

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On 6/11/2019 at 8:53 PM, PENN Fishing said:

A light film of standard PENN grease or if you have any Cal's drag grease laying around.

 

tony

So I just cleaned and added cals drag grease. It is still doing the same thing. When I posted it was before the reel was out of warranty. But now it is out of warranty. Am I screwed?

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We will still honor the warranty, send the reel in to my attn. with a copy of this thread.

 

PENN FISHING

ATTN TONY

3028 WEST HUNTING PARK AVE

PHILA, PA 19132

 

tony

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1 hour ago, PENN Fishing said:

We will still honor the warranty, send the reel in to my attn. with a copy of this thread.

 

PENN FISHING

ATTN TONY

3028 WEST HUNTING PARK AVE

PHILA, PA 19132

 

tony

Awesome! Thank you!!

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So just got the reel back. Paper says drive gear and pinion for slammer were replaced but there is no difference in the drag sticking. Still feels like initial full drag when I rotate the spool until you get past that hump then drag is normal.  

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On 6/11/2019 at 7:11 AM, PENN Fishing said:

If you are comfortable taking the spool assembly apart you may just need a light coating of grease on the drag,  You can also send it in and we can take a look at it for you.

 

tony

Also the gears they sent back look fine? I see no damage to indicate they would be issue?

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