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Self unscrewing handle?
« on: October 07, 2015, 11:54:37 AM »

Hey guys,
I was wondering if you guys have had or know the cause behind a certain problem I'm having with my spinning reel. So I've noticed that sometimes the handle on my spinning reel will wobble and upon further inpection, realize that it has unscrewed itself. I just have to realign the handle parts and screw it in again, but it is a nusance.

Do you guys run into this problem?
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Re: Self unscrewing handle?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2015, 11:59:34 AM »

Hey guys,
I was wondering if you guys have had or know the cause behind a certain problem I'm having with my spinning reel. So I've noticed that sometimes the handle on my spinning reel will wobble and upon further inpection, realize that it has unscrewed itself. I just have to realign the handle parts and screw it in again, but it is a nusance.

Do you guys run into this problem?
On some of my old er ones I have to keep checking to make sure the nut don't come off but it comes with age. lo lo
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Re: Self unscrewing handle?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2015, 01:49:20 PM »

Once they start doing it, they will continue to do it and get more often. You can put some lock tight on it to solve the problem.
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Re: Self unscrewing handle?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2015, 01:51:56 PM »

So this doesn't indicate a bad reel?
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2015, 01:53:38 PM »

I wouldn't expect it to happen with a $200 reel until it was a couple years old. But I have $50 reels that it started happening after a few months. So no, IMO, I don't think it has anything to do with the overall quality of the reel.
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Re: Self unscrewing handle?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2015, 01:54:50 PM »

I had a shimano rod that was bad about that. Problem with it was the seat itself had come loose and the whole thing was slipping.

Lock-tite, super glue, any will do the trick but... If there's warranty available or the rod's still fairly new I'd take it back and see if they will swap it.
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Re: Self unscrewing handle?
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2015, 02:07:13 PM »

I had a shimano rod that was bad about that. Problem with it was the seat itself had come loose and the whole thing was slipping.

Lock-tite, super glue, any will do the trick but... If there's warranty available or the rod's still fairly new I'd take it back and see if they will swap it.
Thank you for the quick tip. Although wouldn't the super glue stop tge handle from spinning too? It comes undone as i rotate the handle no????
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Re: Self unscrewing handle?
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2015, 02:08:46 PM »

Thank you for the quick tip. Although wouldn't the super glue stop tge handle from spinning too? It comes undone as i rotate the handle no????

AH... sorry I misread. I thought you meant it was the handle on the rod. My apologies.
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Re: Self unscrewing handle?
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2015, 02:19:27 PM »

Sorry guys I meant to indicate that the bolt/cap thing that attatches the handle to the reel comes.undone. The handle is on a pin and does mot rotate.
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Re: Self unscrewing handle?
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2015, 03:04:18 PM »

On reels with plastic caps wrap the threads with a couple of wraps of teflon pipe tape in the same direction as you screw it in.  ( it is usually reverse threaded if I remember correctly)  Most of the liquid thread locks can damage the plastic screw cap.

Just make sure that when you do intentionally unscrew the crank (like when cleaning) you pick out any stray threads of the tape that might have been left in the crank channel.

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Re: Self unscrewing handle?
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2015, 03:29:11 PM »

On reels with plastic caps wrap the threads with a couple of wraps of teflon pipe tape in the same direction as you screw it in.  ( it is usually reverse threaded if I remember correctly)  Most of the liquid thread locks can damage the plastic screw cap.

Just make sure that when you do intentionally unscrew the crank (like when cleaning) you pick out any stray threads of the tape that might have been left in the crank channel.
That's what I was thinking of to Jim good  :-*
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