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Spool Does Not Spin On Baitcaster

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Hello I have a cabelas tournament zx baitcaster. I took it apart to clean it today and when I put it back together the handler was very hard to turn and the spool does not spin. Anybody have any ideas what might be wrong? Thanks, Gunnysack

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Which one is it?  The newest model (Daiwa Laguna) or the older one (Rapala Shift)?

 

You may have 2 different problems there.

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This is why I don't like to tinker.  Would be very frustrating if I did that.  Besides, I hear Mike would like to retire some day so send him all your work.  :laugh5:

 

Kidding aside, I can't help given the fact of my first statement.  I would love to do my own reels, but fear keeps me sending them out.  :cry4:

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Hello I have a cabelas tournament zx baitcaster. I took it apart to clean it today and when I put it back together the handler was very hard to turn and the spool does not spin. Anybody have any ideas what might be wrong? Thanks, Gunnysack

Was this a complete disassembly of the reel or just partial?

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Very hard to answer this question. Open reel back up and make sure the main gear and spool pinion gear are lined up. Make sure spool bearings are correctly installed. Thats about all I can think of as far as the parts effecting spool rotation

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When you are new to this take pictures and have the reels schematic handy

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It kind of sounds like that you have the one-way needle bearing pushed in a little to far and it is binding up the reel.

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Sorry says file too big to upload. I'll try later

Try photobucket

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It's impossible to say without seeing it. If you haven't obtain a schematic and make sure everything is there. Keep in mind it's primarily a part list and may not necessarily show assembly order or part orientation.

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Thanks to all who tried to help. I found I had my big gear in the wrong spot and it slipped and wouldn't turn. The reel works good now. The parts diagram comes in handy. Thanks again, Gunnysack

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