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Drag Set All The Way And I Can Pull Line Somewhat Easily Is This Normal

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I have a Quantum E100HPT Energy Baitcaster.  I have the drag set all the way down to its highest drag setting.  I can somewhat easily pull line,  is this normal?  Its a 16lb drag.  It makes no sound when I pull the line and does give a decent amount of resistance.  Im not sure if this is normal with a baitcaster.

 

Any input is appreciated.

 

Thanks!

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Is it braid? If so, some tape on the spool will fix the issue.

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Its not braid,  10lb fluro.  I think I get it,  is the fluro digging into itself and thats what Im actually pulling?

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Check your backing. Your line could be spinning around the spool.

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Check your backing. Your line could be spinning around the spool.

Thanks Ill check it out.  

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I am willing to bet the drag spring is worn out not applying enough pressure to the drag. If you have had the reel a long time and had your drag tight without ever backing off of it while storing the reel, the drag spring could be shot.  It happened to one of my reels long ago.  It doesn't sound like a spool or slipping issue especially with fluoro on it.  The other possibility would be your drag washers are way over greased.

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If the line isn't slipping or digging in and the spool is indeed turning, chances are someone put the drag stack together in the wrong order, or the drag washers are shot.  I've taken my reels apart numerous times and will occasionally assemble the stack incorrectly.  The other thing that may have happend during reassembly is the drag tension washers weren't installed correctly.  They should be opposite facing  )(  or () .

If it's a new reel, take it back to your POP. They will likely either replace the reel or fix the problem.

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If the line isn't slipping or digging in and the spool is indeed turning, chances are someone put the drag stack together in the wrong order, or the drag washers are shot.  I've taken my reels apart numerous times and will occasionally assemble the stack incorrectly.  The other thing that may have happend during reassembly is the drag tension washers weren't installed correctly.  They should be opposite facing  )(  or () .

If it's a new reel, take it back to your POP. They will likely either replace the reel or fix the problem.

Thanks,  it is new Ill have to unspool to get back down to the spool 

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Have you sprayed it with Reel Magic or something similar? If you have, that can work its way down to your drag washers and cause them to slip. A good cleaning and relube will fix that right up if that's the problem. Another thing could be your washers are now just worn and need replaced.During winter months far too many people leave their drag set the way it is when the reel is being used and this can cause them to become misshapen and if this happens they are basically shot. When you are storing your reels for the winter or any extended period of time its always a wise idea to clean them and loosen the drag so that this doesn't happen. Good luck....

I just noticed that you are from South NJ, I am too, whereabouts are you? PM me.

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Everyone has given good guess'.

The one sure way to find out is remove the filled spool and pull the tag end.

If the line is coming off the spool then look closely as to whether or not it is actually digging in or slipping.

If neither, have the reel serviced...

Our experience with Quantum E pt's are drags do not hold up over time....:Victory:

 

Good Luck & Tight Lines!  :fishing1:

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I goofed with it a little more yesterday.  Best I can tell the line is digging in or spinning.  Its not the spool, though I havent taken it out yet.  

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If the spool is NOT moving:

Unspool all the line onto another reel or spool, then put a piece of electric tape around the spool, and re-spool all the line. Problem solved.

 

If the spool is moving:

Take the reel apart, take all the grease off the main gear and drag washers, then re-grease with a lighter coat of grease.

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Update,  just unspooled it,  place the drag all the way up.  I can move the spool with my thumb,  sigh.......

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If the spool is NOT moving:

Unspool all the line onto another reel or spool, then put a piece of electric tape around the spool, and re-spool all the line. Problem solved.

 

If the spool is moving:

Take the reel apart, take all the grease off the main gear and drag washers, then re-grease with a lighter coat of grease.

Thanks,  I have never done this but I may as well try.  If I goof it up I got it on close out for 60.00 so money wasted yes but Ill just deal with it.  What do you use to take the grease off?

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Dawn, Simple Green, Perfect Solution etc. Look online for a schematic if you don't have one. Quantums can be a bear to disassemble with that latch setup on the level wind guard.

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Dawn, Simple Green, Perfect Solution etc. Look online for a schematic if you don't have one. Quantums can be a bear to disassemble with that latch setup on the level wind guard.

Thanks,

 

I actually just found a place within 3 miles of me that does it.  Im just going to bring it over to them and pay the money to have it lubed and serviced and have them check

out the drag washers.  Im about as handy as a dead person. 

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Thanks,  I have never done this but I may as well try.  If I goof it up I got it on close out for 60.00 so money wasted yes but Ill just deal with it.  What do you use to take the grease off?

Paper towel, cotton swab, tooth brush for the gear teeth if you want to do that as well. Taking it apart is quite easy although it looks pretty intimidating the first time. I am guessing the drag is over greased by a lot. All you really need for the drag washers is a thin film of it. Manufacturers tend to overgrease drag systems often.

 

Good luck, and keep us updated.

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Thanks,

 

I actually just found a place within 3 miles of me that does it.  Im just going to bring it over to them and pay the money to have it lubed and serviced and have them check

out the drag washers.  Im about as handy as a dead person. 

The best move you could make....:Victory:

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