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These are the washers from the main drive gear. One side is smoother on both washers are they saveable?

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Yes.. they are good I don't see any ridges. If the larger one is the one that is shiny on one side then replace it turned over, the shine is from the drags working. Just make sure you have NO oil or grease on them.......

Good Luck & Tight Lines!!!!

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Thanks RM.  So how does the drag esactly work?  Do the washers creat the friction against the mail drive gear?  Or is it from the anti reverse?

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The anti reverse keeps the gear from turning backwards when you set the hook and keeps the spool from turning backwards too (really forward I should say).  But the spool should be able to slip some before the line breaks so you don't lose a fish.  So.....the drag washers are where it slips at.  The friction there allows a controlled slippage so it doesn't just fly out on you.  That's why you don't want any oil or grease on them cause they would slip way too easily that way.  

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