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Baitcaster making a weird noise (PLEASE HELP)

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Hello everyone,

Recently I bought a new baitcaster (Kastking Royale Legend). Everything was working fine, no funny noises or anything. Then I dropped the reel into lake, and now it makes a weird squealing noise almost like plastic rubbing onto plastic. ONLY HAPPENS WHEN PULLING DRAG SLOWLY. I have included a video of this problem, and please note the problem was not apparent before dropping it into the lake. What should I do?

-Jonah

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(SORRY FOR WATERMARK)

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dis assemble and clean. then re lube as you put it back together

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I'm not familiar with that reel, but it doesn't sound like the problem is with the drag. Try backing off all the way on the drag setting and then pulling the line out.  If the noise appears the same, I'd guess something  is rubbing against the spool shaft.  If the noise dissappears, remove and clean the drag washers.

 

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3 hours ago, papajoe222 said:

I'm not familiar with that reel, but it doesn't sound like the problem is with the drag. Try backing off all the way on the drag setting and then pulling the line out.  If the noise appears the same, I'd guess something  is rubbing against the spool shaft.  If the noise dissappears, remove and clean the drag washers.

 

Should I be concerned about it at all?, will not resolving the situation cause issues in the future?

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2 minutes ago, JonahMiao said:

Should I be concerned about it at all?, will not resolving the situation cause issues in the future?

Yes and yes. 

You need the reel cleaned.

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Open up the reel l and deep clean it. Clean all the old grease off the gears in the internals and soak the bearings in acetone lighter fluid or brake cleaner. Dry everything and then relubricate

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1 hour ago, iabass8 said:

Open up the reel l and deep clean it. Clean all the old grease off the gears in the internals and soak the bearings in acetone lighter fluid or brake cleaner. Dry everything and then relubricate

do you know any household products that can be used as a lubricant? And I'm kind of worried about breaking the reel because I am not experienced with opening reels and reassembling >_<

1 hour ago, JonahMiao said:

do you know any household products that can be used as a lubricant? And I'm kind of worried about breaking the reel because I am not experienced with opening reels and reassembling >_<

the problem only persists when pulling drag very slowly

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4 minutes ago, JonahMiao said:

do you know any household products that can be used as a lubricant? And I'm kind of worried about breaking the reel because I am not experienced with opening reels and reassembling >_<

You can  contact Delaware Valley tackle on this board. He's a site sponsor and offers a discount. If he can't help you right away I can help you

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I was really nervous about doing my own cleaning and luring at first, but I learned how.  Just keep track of the parts and lay them down in the order they come off.  If you really don't feel up to it then send it dvt.  I'll bet he'll make it better than new.

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1 hour ago, Yudo1 said:

I was really nervous about doing my own cleaning and luring at first, but I learned how.  Just keep track of the parts and lay them down in the order they come off.  If you really don't feel up to it then send it dvt.  I'll bet he'll make it better than new.

I'm not sure if it's worth it though, the reel only being 40$ and I fish quite often every week now that it is summer, would wd 40 work as a lubricant?

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Keep wd40 away from reels.  I use Bocas lightning oil and cals drag grease.  Oil for bearings and grease for gears.  I don't grease my drag because I want to be able to lock it down.  If you don't want to get into all this maybe try just cleaning your drag stack.  You can use some soap and warm water then dry it and reassemble.  It might do the trick.

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