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Having issues with my Fuego 2500 line lay. The line is stacks up high. Now, I have the extra spacers that come with it but am having trouble getting the spool bearing off. It doesn’t seem to just slide up like the older models. Anyone have any experience with these newer LT’s? Someone enlighten me..

 

 

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I think you put the spool washers directly on top of the bearing 

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Mine arrived today, haven’t filled the spool yet. Subscribing cuz I heard this was gonna be an issue... 

I need to to go re-watch this video but in it the guy talks about that weird metal clip and also line lay

 

 

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There might be a e clip holding the bearing in place, you'll need a very tiny pick tool to remove it and be careful because it will go flying to another country if you arent.

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Over lunch I ran home to fill my new Fuego LT 2500D-XH reel with line in advance of a smallie trip tomorrow. Sure enough I filled about half my spool before I noticed the uneven line lay. ****. Man that is freaking annoying. I'll have to un-spool and figure this extra washer thing out.

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Welcome aboard!

 

I was fortunate to have no issues with a Lexa 2000 with line lay.

And none of my Stradics needed any adjustments. Only spinning

reel I have that needed a spacer is the Pflueger Supreme.

 

As said above, try putting the spacer on top of the bearing. And def

be sure to watch the vid from Tackle Advisors above. He'll help.

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The bearing needs to insert into the spool if I remember correctly. Therefore the spacer must go underneath. 

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I just called Daiwa. The guy seemed familiar with this issue and said to look at a parts schematic and remove parts 6, 7 and 8 and stack the extra washers on top of part 9. I haven't looked at a schematic yet.

 

He did mention that part #7 is a bearing that can be hard to remove. It fits on a groove in the main shaft and to wiggle it back and forth to get it to come off.

 

I asked if there was anything special to get that hard part back on and he said no, it should all go back together easily.

 

OK - just looked at the schematic

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he said #7 was the bearing, but looking at the schematic he must have meant part #8 is the bearing

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Seriously?!?  Is this an issue with all Fuego LTs?  I just ordered one and really don't want to have to "fix" a brand new real.  Additionally, if they know there is an issue why don't they fix it????  I've always used Shimanos but decided to give Daiwa a try.  This may be a short lived experiment...

 

EDIT: had to edit due to an abbreviation that isn't allowed.

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I finally got the bearing(part8) off last night.  Part 7 is a thin clearish washer that keeps the bearing from coming off when you remove the spool.  I used a pair of tweezers to grab it and just kept spinning and pulling until it came off.  Its not very rigid and i was thinking about just ripping or cutting it off if i had to.  The bearing came off easily after the washer was removed.  Now if i can just find the bag of washers i didn't put back in the reel box after my last attempt 😝

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Had the same issue with my 2500. Absolute pain to deal with. That tiny nylon washer is almost impossible to remove. For all the good things I've said about these reels this issue is a real nuisance.

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Just finished almost 2 hours of futzing around with this new 2500D-XH. I removed the original line I spooled up as it was bunched at the top and was able to remove the little washer 7 and bearing 8 after a moderate amount of annoyance.

 

I added one line lay washer but noted the inner diameter of the washer seemed a bit too tight for the shaft causing it to pucker up a bit and not lay perfectly flat. I respooled half way and it was still uneven, so repeat everything to get a second washer installed. This 2nd washer also fit tight and together both puckered washers wouldn’t allow the other washers/bearings to lay flat. I used a screwdriver to press down on them to eventually press them evenly flat. After 2 washers my line was spooling on flat.

 

During this annoying exercise I noticed the drag seems really, really tight across most of the range of the drag knob. Something doesn’t feel right. I inspected the drag, all looks good, a tacky grease evenly applied to all the steel and felt washers. 

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