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Hi everyone Reuben from SC, first time posting.

I recently purchased a new baitcasting reel.  Today I was out fishing, everything was going fine, then all the sudden the brake wouldnt set when I tried to reel the line in.   :'(  Looking thru the posts I saw some fixes for common problems (see below).  I guess my reel question would be, can I fix this or should I have it professionaly fixed, or just buy a new reel?  Im all ears for some serious help, thanks all.

Q: Thumb bar / button will not pop up after handle is turned.

A: Cause #1: Thumb bar / button or release slider spring is bent or broken.

Solution: Replace thumb bar / button spring or release slider spring.

Cause #2: Dirt / debris in release slider.

Solution: Clean and relubricate release slider.

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Did you get some sand or dirt in it? I would see if you can get to the spring or maybe something else is wrong.If it's fairly new take it back or call the manufacture and see what they suggest. It may be something simple. As far as paying to get it fixed it depends on what the reel is worth. It may be cheaper to replace it, Mike

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I doesn't matter what's wrong with the reel. Return it for exchange, period!

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If not over a year old it should be replaced with no questions. Take it back to the retailer or ship back after talking to who ever on the phone.

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Reuben,

If it is the same reel you e-mailed about, return it...That is the hassle of buying reels in blister clam packs......Take it back...

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I loaned a baitcasting reel to someone and they chewed me out saying that I ruined their trip because I loaned them a piece of junk reel.  He said was having the same issue you are describing.  Turns out that he just never tightend the drag.  

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I loaned a baitcasting reel to someone and they chewed me out saying that I ruined their trip because I loaned them a piece of junk reel.  He said was having the same issue you are describing.  Turns out that he just never tightend the drag.  

That's fricking great.HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Thanks for all the replys guys, I think Ill try to return it, rod and reel only cost $57, and I got attached to it somehow, but we'll see how it goes.

I do believe Im gunna head out in the morning and entice a few to jump on the ol'e line.  Thanks again.

8-)

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