alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Diawa DF-100A
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« on: September 29, 2012, 01:55:08 PM »

Here's a partial tear down of Diawa's DF-100A.  This is a monster sized spinning reel at an affordable price...it won't compete with any of the Penn Spinners, but for casting lead a long distance it will do fine.  One thing I did find out is some of the screws are a little soft so make sure you have a tight fitting screwdriver when tearing it down.  Figured all my Penn's have their own tutorial so I figured I'd do the spinner.


The spool comes of in the usual manner, the drag washer was fiber and could use an upgrade.


Drift the shaft sleeve retaining pin out to the right, push it to the right only, the pin it spined on one side and will not go the other way


The bearing retaining plate comes off next, these screws were a little soft be careful


With the retaining plate off out comes the bearing, the brass shaft centering bushing, the brass spacer, and then the aluminum spacer


Next remove the three screws holding the side plate noting the bottom screw is longer than the other two, at least there was grease inside the gear housing, remove the last screw and remove the shaft retaining plate


The handle shaft pulls out, and remove the brass shaft bushing, the anti-reverse dog and anti-reverse selector come out, make not of the direction of the anti-reverse dog and the selector switch spring is tight in the hole, be carful you don't bend it


Here we are all torn down, except the bail mechanism


Everything goes back together in the reverse order with no surprises, but lots of grease


The shaft bearing was unsealed from the factory so it cleaned up real easy and was hand packed with grease, I'm more worried about corrosion than feather light spinning

All done and back together, no real surprises except the sleeve pin, which drives only one way, was kinda hard to hold the reel, drift and hammer...

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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012, 02:26:49 PM »

Very nice, yes we need to see those as well. By the way, is that banana flavored yogurt on that main gear? Grin
Thanks for sharing Bill.
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2012, 05:58:36 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial,I've got one of those and have put some big fish on the beach with it.For the price they are a great workhorse but that bearing needs to be done after every trip.
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2012, 11:00:24 PM »

Great stuff Bill.
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012, 05:56:30 PM »

I'm a little confused (that's typical but I'm a little more confused than usual!), I've read that this reel has a multi disk drag stack, but I only see one in your tutorial. Are you missing some or is the internet lying to me again?

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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2012, 06:06:52 PM »

No the photo is correct it has only one washer.The reel still gets up to 20# of drag but works better at 15#,I changed the washer that came stock with a carbon fiber one that I modified to fit so it is now much smother.
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2012, 06:23:09 PM »

Great, I'm interested because a fedex box will arrive at my door with one in a few days, I'm going to fish it on a 12 ft Penn torque, thinking 60 braid with 40 top shot. Do you remember what washer you used?

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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2012, 06:45:19 PM »

It was a ht-100 006-115 drag washer and if I remember right it was almost a perfect fit.Hope it helps.
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2012, 04:18:07 PM »

It'll be a good match for the 12'...I've got mine on a 15' Okuma Tundra, good balance....just be careful when you tear it down, the screws were soft and buggered easily...also the shaft bearing is open from the factory and will allow lots of water and sand into the top of the reel...I fully recommend the banana flavored grease over the standard oil flavored Grin
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2012, 05:40:09 PM »

I will agree about the banana flavored being better but I recommend a banana cream it is much smoother.Yes the bering should be done after every trip.And those screws are very soft indeed.
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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2012, 05:49:30 PM »

Well then, the screws will go to stainless and I'll baby the bearing. I'll pick up the washer before the reel gets here.

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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2012, 04:41:20 PM »

Got mine last night, what a disaster. No drag washer and the bearing was full of gunk. Mine also had a small fiber washer on top of the click, and it has some ugly noises under the hood when spun fast. Can't complain for the price, I think I'll get an HT-100 to replace the fiber washer on top of the click. Anyone ever run without the click? I hate the noise and it would be nice to run a flat plate with a bigger washer.

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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2012, 06:55:05 PM »

OK, so I finally noticed that mine is missing an A in the name. It is just slightly different. It had a spot for te drag washer and so I put it in and greased the drag top and bottom. The loud clang happens when the cross wind stud hits the plastic ramp in the frame. I think it has excessive play in the shaft and can't figure out the best way to remove it.

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« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2012, 03:49:14 AM »

Upload some pics and we'll see if we can help.
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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2012, 07:46:43 AM »

Counterfeit? Doesn't usually happen with low-priced stuff, but there seems to be an unusually high number of problems with this one.  If I may ask, where did you get it from?
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