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Cleaning the anti-reverse bearing in a spinning reel.

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I have a Pflueger Supreme that isn't as smooth as it used to be. I can hear a slight whine or shhhhh shhhhh shhhh coming from the anti-reverse bearing. What is the proper procedure for cleaning and lubricating this bearing?

 

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If the bearing is working properly I would disregard the sound and leave it as is for now.

 

 

oe

 

 

 

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48 minutes ago, OkobojiEagle said:

If the bearing is working properly I would disregard the sound and leave it as is for now.

 

 

oe

 

 

 

In my experience new mechanical sounds are the first sign of trouble. They rarely get better or go away if ignored. 

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The AR clutch/bearing can get and hold moisture in them and the little pins will rust. IF you want to remove it and inspect it be really, really careful and work on a big table top. The pins will fall out if you barely tilt in any direction-and its  EXTREMELY awkward wrapping your fingers around the tube getting it back in with out one falling out. So if its good, you dont want to have to buy another assembly because one tiny pin got lost. You can buy the hole assembly with the sleeve from pure fishing if need be. Call with the schematic in hand, don't email. Theyre very helpful.

 

Another thing to consider is there are likely actual bearings on the shaft above the ar clutch/bearing and below it where the shaft enters the  body or gearbox. Corrosion or lubrication issues there will cause a roughness also- especially the bearing below the AR clutch entering the body. 

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I don't recommend the uninitiated get into spinning reel ARs. As pointed out already most are not self contained as in casting reels. 

 

Spinning reels definitely benefit from deep cleaning but are often overlooked. 

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1 minute ago, Delaware Valley Tackle said:

I don't recommend the uninitiated get into spinning reel ARs. As pointed out already most are not self contained as in casting reels. 

 

Spinning reels definitely benefit from deep cleaning but are often overlooked. 

Can you give me some guidelines as to how thoroughly to clean them and how to lubricate them?

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