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I clean and fix reels on the side as a second income and I’ve ran into an issue that I just can’t figure out. It’s a Johnny Morris Carbon Black reel. Whenever I tighten the drag down the reel gets stuck at the bottom when reeling. The spool is straight, no problems, I even tried other spools. If I take the spool out it reels nice and smooth. If I put the spool back in and loosen the drag it reels totally fine. It’s only when the drag is down that I have the issue. I put new spool bearings and brand new drag washers. Still, same issue. Can someone please help? I’ve googled it and I’m not finding any answers at all. Thanks guys!!

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Check the drag spring washers in the stack compared to the schematic. They're usually curved and installed opposed () and not nested ((. That can throw it out of whack.

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2 hours ago, BostonMahhk said:

I clean and fix reels on the side as a second income and I’ve ran into an issue that I just can’t figure out. It’s a Johnny Morris Carbon Black reel. Whenever I tighten the drag down the reel gets stuck at the bottom when reeling. The spool is straight, no problems, I even tried other spools. If I take the spool out it reels nice and smooth. If I put the spool back in and loosen the drag it reels totally fine. It’s only when the drag is down that I have the issue. I put new spool bearings and brand new drag washers. Still, same issue. Can someone please help? I’ve googled it and I’m not finding any answers at all. Thanks guys!!

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