- Oil or grease on drag washers.
- Braided line slipping on spool.
[FIX] Install monofilament backing on spool before installing braided line. (To determine if this is the issue secure spool by holding thumb on spool rim and see if line can be pulled from spool.)
Note: To increase the longevity of the drag system the star drag should be loosened when reel is not in use.
- Broken Thumb bar or Push button return spring.
- Dirty or under lubricated clutch return system.
- Clutch return arm is worn.
- Spool cap tension shims worn.
- Spool tension adjusted too tight.
- Check spool bearings for smoothness and corrosion.
- Excess dirt or oil on spool shaft or spool lip.
- Spool tension knob not adjusted properly.
- Magnetic cast control is not adjusted properly.
- Centrifugal cast control is not adjusted properly.
Drive gear, pinion Gear or spool pinion damaged.
- Spool is overfilled with line.
- Line size being used is too large for the reel.
- Memory set in line.
[FIX] re-spool with new line.
- Inadequate lubrication on gears or bearings.
- Gears stripped or damaged.
- Bail wire is bent out of shape.
- Bail spring broken or weak.
- Dirt or lack of lubrication in bail arm assemblies.
- Line was improperly spooled onto reel.
- Turning reel handle while fish is stripping line.