Penn Torque 300 problems

Discussion in 'Reel Repair' started by Mitchw123456, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. Mitchw123456

    Mitchw123456 Senior Member

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    I have a brand new out of the box torque 300 that won't get mor ethan about 15#s or so of drag while my brand new 200 is pulling 25#+. I don't have time to send it back as I'm heading to Venice in a couple weeks, anybody have any suggestions?
     
  2. alantani

    alantani Senior Member

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    is the star bottoming out? is the spectra spinning on the spool? alan
     

  3. Mitchw123456

    Mitchw123456 Senior Member

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    the star is bottoming out and from the star to the handle itself there is a space of probably an 1/8 of an inch.. It almost looks like its missing a drag washer with the space between the handle and drag wheel.

    The spectra is not slipping on the spool.
     
  4. alantani

    alantani Senior Member

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    just underneath the star is a graphite washer (key #4a). if it's missing, add one. if there is one present, add another one. i think you have a spacing issue but there is no reason that a stock reel should have this type of problem. there is clearly something wrong........
     
  5. gmack

    gmack Senior Member

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    Contact the store you bought it from. I had a problem with a Penn Baja Special that had a cracked side plate when it came in. I had ordered it from TackleDirect in NJ. They shipped me another reel and had UPS pickup the damaged reel no questions asked.

    Gary
     
  6. Mitchw123456

    Mitchw123456 Senior Member

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    Contact the store you bought it from. I had a problem with a Penn Baja Special that had a cracked side plate when it came in. I had ordered it from TackleDirect in NJ. They shipped me another reel and had UPS pickup the damaged reel no questions asked.

    Gary

    That would definetly be an option, except I picked it up off an indivitual off of ebay. I fiddled with the reel some yesterday afternoon and it is putting out more drag, it just has the gap still on the handle.
     
  7. linesider04

    linesider04 Junior member

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    The Torque comes with the Versa drag. Check the oreintation of the drag washers for maximum Drag. The should be () () or )( )(. I thought they were shipped this way but may have been put in differently.