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what is the best setting for the line guide nut?  Should it be tight or loose?  I am having trouble with a reel that I have.  It seems to reel the line in fine then all of a sudden it stalls on the left side of the worm shaft going back and forth like if the pawl is missing the grooves of the worm shaft.  Then it seems to correct it self after several cranks of the reel handle.  Can anyone give me some insights?

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The reel needs serviced!! 

Good Luck & Tight Lines!!!

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They're not supposed to be loose.  What model reel is it??  I've read recently that a lot of BPS Extreme reels have this trouble.  As a user of the Extreme, I have yet to see this in any of mine, but it seems to be a  very common occurrence in them for others.

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The reel is a abu garcia black max 5 bearing reel.  I usually use this reel for friends that tag along.  I don't lend them my revos so ill let them use the black max.  But it was my first baitcaster, so i want to keep it working.  I recently took it all apart and cleaned it, greased, and oiled it.  Seems to be working great.  hasn't stalled anymore.  I dont know how it would need work when everything looks to be in good shape.

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I recently took it all apart and cleaned it, greased, and oiled it.  Seems to be working great.  hasn't stalled anymore.  I dont know how it would need work when everything looks to be in good shape.
You didn't post that above 2 days ago.

So all is well then, prob solved.....

The first tell tale sign of a Garcia® reel (needing service or pawl replaced) is the line carriage hanging to one side or the other.

Tight Lines!!!!

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I had not done anything when I originally posted.  Now I understand what you meant by having my reel serviced.  It can mean a cleaning or a new pawl like you mentioned.  Should the line guide nut be nice an tight then?  Thanks for all the advice. 

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I recently took it all apart and cleaned it, greased, and oiled it. Seems to be working great. hasn't stalled anymore. I dont know how it would need work when everything looks to be in good shape.
You didn't post that above 2 days ago.

So all is well then, prob solved.....

The first tell tale sign of a Garcia® reel (needing service or pawl replaced) is the line carriage hanging to one side or the other.

Tight Lines!!!!

Sorry Reel Mechanic I am stealing your smiley, i just can't resist it. But I won't steal your line, pun intended :)

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I had not done anything when I originally posted.  Now I understand what you meant by having my reel serviced.  It can mean a cleaning or a new pawl like you mentioned.  Should the line guide nut be nice an tight then?  Thanks for all the advice. 

It is called the pawl cap (not a Line guide nut), and it is only finger tight.

Tight Lines & Lot's O Turkey!!....

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