Penn 550ssg drag tightens when reeling in

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My penn 550ssg drag knob tightens down on its own while I'm fighting fish, to the point that it quickly becomes fully tight and line cannot be pulled off the reel.  I disassembled the drag washers, cleaned them and reassembled in the proper order.  The problem persists.. any suggestions on what might be causing this?

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On 11/29/2021 at 0:13 AM, ZAFisher said:

Underside of the drag knob (not the part that contacts the uppermost drag washer) is sticking to the top surface of the spool

Yeah, I’m no expert but ^^ this sounds right. I had a drag knob seize up. The self tightening thing was just one of the symptoms. It was a cheaper reel.

Remove the brass washers & teflon spool shims, bearings, etc, and straight to the trash heap. 

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