alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Penn 710z. Cranking is rough. Think itís the main gear
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Fishgolfman
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« on: July 29, 2019, 04:15:00 PM »

Newbie to old penn spinning reels. The piŮon oscillates and shaft moves  is smooth when I spin rotor cup with out main gear in place. Looked at gears donít look stripped though but could be just worn. Any way to check? Appears that main gear no longer available from mystic. Substitutes or is there a way to rehab gear or shim it so it sits better with piŮon. Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2019, 04:36:48 PM »

I'm not sure if this is your solution, but when putting my 700 series spinfishers back together, as the nut that holds the rotor on is tightened it pulls the pinion forward slightly and allows the main and pinion gears to mesh properly.
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2019, 04:51:10 PM »

Could be the bearing. I had this experience once. I cleaned the bearings and they felt good so I greased them up and put it back together and it felt real rough and sloppy when it was cranked. I swapped out the bearing for a new one and all was well again. The original bearing felt great out of the reel and the rotor turned freely. Could be just a quirk of the worm-drives that they need a really good bearing.
-Mike
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2019, 04:53:21 PM »

I tried it again by playing with rotor but. Still rough to crank. Ample grease too which does not help. Might try 712z gear and piŮon switch if I can find parts.
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2019, 04:55:53 PM »

Rotor spins easily. Bearing looks good. But another thing to consider on these worm drives piŮon and gear reels. Thanks
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2019, 05:08:53 PM »

I have new gears and bearings, if you have trouble locating some.

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Fred
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2019, 02:13:07 PM »

Got a used main gear today in mail. Replaced and works  like a charm! Thanks to all the advice
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2019, 04:45:03 PM »

Very good, glad it worked out for you.

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