Diawa sl30sh problem

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hey guys I have 2 sl30sh reels and both of them r haveing trouble going from free spool to in gear... anyone know what the culprit of this problem is? Springs? Thanks for any input
 

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Cheech thanks for the reply.. I pulled everything apart and cleaned... wasn't to bad inside... lubed up moving parts.. hopefully this works.. I ordered some carbon drags but they r on back order... :( One more reel to go through. I found this link on another post.. might be helpful for anyone digging into a slosh reel

http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=42.0
 

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Don't forget to check the inside of the pinion gear and where it goes over the spool arbor as I had corrosion build there before. A little polishing then a couple drops of oil fixed that.
 
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I've fished the hell out of my sl20 (25 years) and never had any issue with the spool engaging. I'd check what skrilla said. Sounds like a reasonable cause.
 

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So I was playing make believe catching quality dodo's and yt's with the 30 I tore down last night.. all was well.. then out of nowhere it stopped going into gear again... other than some dried grease the insides looked really good...does the spring tention have anything to do with it going into gear? Perhaps my cam is worn and slipping off the guide plate. I'll try and take some pics tonight... both reels r 20+ years old... thanks for the input guys
 

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Well I just tore into my other reel.. super clean.. lubed and aligned all the parts and she is working! That is until I catch some more imaginary fish in the garage... here r some pics... thanks for the input fellas...

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