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Revo STX Spool Removal

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I usually carry a spare spool with an alternative line. Swapping spools on my Daiwa reels is a snap. Remove the side plate and the spool practically falls in my hand. Is there a trick for removing the spool from my new Revo STX? Do I need a secret Abu decoder ring. I've got the side plate off, and the spool slides about 1/16 - 1/8" and hits a stop. I can hear it hitting something. Looking at the schematic, not that I can follow it extremely well, I can't see anything that should be holding the spool back. I've even got the spool tension knob off. What's the trick?

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Hmmm...mine comes right out on both my STXs.

Perhaps you have too much line on the spare spool, and it's just too snug to slide right in/out?

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Yes, I do have line on the spool, but not loaded to max it out. Even if it was overspooled, the spool isn't sliding far enough where line would make contact with the inner wall of the housing. The movement is about 1/16 of an inch before hitting a stop.

Any other thoughts.

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Dude seriously I was about to ask the same question a couple days ago. My spool did the same thing that you described. Also I couldnt remove the handle side plate. So i just put it back together before I messed any thing up.

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I haven't seen one in awhile and can't remember but does the STX have a bearing pack just behind the engagement pin. If so this is probably sticking in it receiver (especially a new reel). Pull a little harder on the spool and the bearing should come out of the receiver. If it doesn't have one, then it has to be the line is stopping the spool from make it out of the small space in the race of the frame.

FYI any line on a spool while working the spool is a hinderance.... :)

Just my .02¢

Good Luck & Tight Lines!!!!

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.. but does the STX have a bearing pack just behind the engagement pin. If so this is probably sticking in it receiver (especially a new reel). Pull a little harder on the spool and the bearing should come out of the receiver. If it doesn't have one, then it has to be the line is stopping the spool from make it out of the small space in the race of the frame.

FYI any line on a spool while working the spool is a hinderance.... :)

Thanks for your input. The schematic doesn't provide part descriptions, only numbers. And quite honestly I have no idea what I'm looking for with respect to an engagemant pin. I will say that it is definitely not the line. The lateral movement of the spool is but app. 1/16", the line never reaches the frame. I removed all the line and the spool keeps hitting the same stop. I tried pressing the empty spool out with my thumbs (light but steady pressure), and it would not release. If it is that tight, then I'd probably have a heck of a time putting the spool back in. This reel was just not ment for quick spool swapping. I'll just chalk it up as a quality issue, and stick with Diawa in the future. Maybe I should have gone with the HSTA in the first place.

Again, thanks.

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