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Last night I cleaned my Revo S for the first time, it was working perfectly but after a hard day of fishing i wanted to wash it off and put grease on it.  I ran it under water like the manual said and then I applied abu garcia lube all over the moving parts and such.  When I woke up this morning the spool would barely turn at all, even when the spool tenison knob was completely off.  I tried running it under water again today and took it out and it cast perfectly again, but i just checked it about an hour later and noticed that the spool wasnt turning again.  Any advice on what cause this and what to do.  Thanks

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I ran it under water like the manual said
Rinsing a reel with running water from a hose, is just like dipping the reel in the lake....

I'll bet the manual said if you used the reel in salt water to rinse the reel of with water.

But you shouldn't have had to do that if you had just cleaned and lubed the reel the right way.

I'll also bet the manual didn't say to apply "abu garcia lube all over the moving parts and such".

If I were you I would break the reel down and clean (all of the abu garcia lube) out of the reel and re-lube the reel the right way.

The right way: One drop of oil to all spool support bearings. Grease only on the main drive gear and that is "teeth only"... That's it.... :)

Do that and your issues should be resolved....

Good Luck & Tight Lines!!!!  

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On the maintenance page of the manual it says "To keep your reel working at peak efficiency, it should be cleaned and lubricatd after each use.  Gently rinse the reel in fresh water, wipe it dry and lubricate according to the accompanying chart."  Then on the side their is an illistration of the real that is being run underneath a faucet.  

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On the maintenance page of the manual it says "To keep your reel working at peak efficiency, it should be cleaned and lubricatd after each use.  Gently rinse the reel in fresh water, wipe it dry and lubricate according to the accompanying chart."  Then on the side their is an illistration of the real that is being run underneath a faucet.  

Yea OK, and look at how well it is working now...

Do what you will.... ::)

Good Luck & Tight Lines!!!!!

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On the maintenance page of the manual it says "To keep your reel working at peak efficiency, it should be cleaned and lubricatd after each use. Gently rinse the reel in fresh water, wipe it dry and lubricate according to the accompanying chart." Then on the side their is an illistration of the real that is being run underneath a faucet.

Yea OK, and look at how well it is working now.

Do what you will.... ::)

Good Luck & Tight Lines!!!!!

He was asking for help not rude un helpful responses what did someone do to you.

For the o.p. take the reel apart clean every thing and re lube

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On the maintenance page of the manual it says "To keep your reel working at peak efficiency, it should be cleaned and lubricatd after each use. Gently rinse the reel in fresh water, wipe it dry and lubricate according to the accompanying chart." Then on the side their is an illistration of the real that is being run underneath a faucet.

Yea OK, and look at how well it is working now.

Do what you will.... ::)

Good Luck & Tight Lines!!!!!

He was asking for help not rude un helpful responses what did someone do to you.

For the o.p. take the reel apart clean every thing and re lube

And he received just that in the first post by reelmechanic:

"If I were you I would break the reel down and clean (all of the abu garcia lube) out of the reel and re-lube the reel the right way."

Quote:

"The right way: One drop of oil to all spool support bearings. Grease only on the main drive gear and that is "teeth only"... That's it.... :)"

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kybass, check your PM.  

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Reelmech, I wasn't trying to say that the manual is right and your wrong.  Being new to cleaning my reel I was just doing exactly as it said.  Although, so you know your bet would have been wrong as nowhere in the maintenance section does it say that rinsing your reel is only for saltwater.  I took care of the problem and now it works fine thanks to helpful advice.

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