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Curado 50e tension cap issue

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Was out last night throwing my Curado 50e and my spool tension wasn't tightening. I was using a 3/16th ounce shakey head with a speed craw, so it wasn't a crazy amount of weight. I would lock the tension knob all the down I could by hand but the bait would just continue to free fall. What could be the cause of this? I hadn't used the reel much recently so I don't know if it has always been like this, but I had recently cleaned it. It casts fine so it's not a huge deal just curious if this is an issue anyone else has come across and what I could do to fix it. 

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you positive that you've got the spring and spacers back in there properly?  

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The shim was my first thought. Going to check that this evening when I get home. I hope I didn't goof and put the knob back on with out the spring. I don't think I would do that, but wouldn't be the first time a forgot something. That's an easy fix if that's the case.

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i'm no expert on reels, trust me.  BUT there's also not a lot to go wrong with the cast control parts either i don't think.  i'd say it's something with how you reassembled the spring/spacers.

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I got home late from the river last night and didn't have time to inspect. Glad my thinking was in the right direction. Will let you know what I discover. 

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Sometimes the springs get weak and need replaced. It is a relatively old reel. My CH51 did the same thing. I stretched mine just a tad to get me by until the new one arrived. 

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Bad spring or missing a shim. Make sure you check under both the cast control knob as well as under the side plate bearing. 

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Missing or damaged shims. If the shim is dimpled flip it over for a temporary fix

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