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Josh VanderMeer

Reel Mechanic I need your help!

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I have a Daiwa Megaforce I bought a few years back (stupid mistake, I know) and I haven't had any problems with it until last weekend. All of a sudden the line guide thingy went all screwy. I took a video so you can see what exactly is wrong with it. I was wondering if there is anything I can do to fix it, or if it is even worth getting fixed.

http://s197.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/aceshigh16/?action=view&current=P5200078.flv

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Worm gear went out on it.

Call up Daiwa and I'd bet they'd ship one back to you for free.

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Worm gear went out on it.

Might just be a worn pawl...  that's all I've had to replace in the past, never the worm gear, itself. (about a $2 part)  But those were Abu's, not Daiwa's.  EIther way, send it to ReelMech for a good clean, lube & tune up, he'll fix it while it's there and it will be better than new for about $20. + shipping.

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A friend gave me 3 reels that did that. All I did was give them a good cleaning and fresh lube, now they work like new. I've been using them all summer without any problems. Just take out the pawl and clean it and the worm gear with a small brush, re-lube and see if that fixes it.

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I was wondering if there is anything I can do to fix it, or if it is even worth getting fixed.
In today's economy it is cheaper to have reels tuned and super serviced than to try an budget for new gear..JMPO

Also if it was more to bring the reel back up to specs than the reel is worth I would say so and not take the work, have been this way for decades.

I tried to view the video but I am working with a 90's dinosaur here, and it doesn't like photo bucket at all. So I didn't see what the line carriage is or isn't doing.

But like flechero said it could just be a worn out line carriage pawl, unless it tried to cut a new path on a bind up. Then it would be a worm gear replacement and pawl replacement as stated by grimlin.

I agree that you could do the replacement yourself but only if you have broken a reel down to remove the major parts before. If not stay out of the reel and have it professionally done.

Good Luck & Tight Lines!!!

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