How to Fix a Quantum Reel

How to Fix a Quantum Reel
Quantum Fishing makes tackle, rods and reels. Quantum fishing reels, like all mechanical devices, require maintenance and repairs from time to time. Regardless of the style of Quantum reel you use, there are several parts of these reels that require a bit of attention to keep in proper working order.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Grease
  • Spray lubricant
Step 1
Cast the reel with a weighted lure or sinker and reel the line back in. Feel for gritty-feeling spins off the handle or a dry feeling to the spool. If present, the cartridge bearings need to be replaced or re-greased. Open the housing and look for the silver cartridge bearing, found on the outer edge of the spool. Look at the bearings for any accumulated sediment or debris in the grease, or if the grease has dried up.
Step 2
Remove the cartridge bearing by turning it to the left and pull it off. If there is grease left but it is corroded, add a few dollups of grease to the bearings and then put back into the original position. If the grease is absent, replace with a new cartridge.
Step 3
Spin the spool by spinning the handle and reeling in line. Listen for dry scrapes, or look for uneven line draws as you reel in. If dry, use the spray-on lubricant and cover the spool ends with a light spray of lubricant. Let the lubricant soak in and then cast out for a test reel-in. If the spool spins freely with no dryness, leave it alone. If still dry, add one more spray of lubricant and let it soak in.
Step 4
Turn the reel handles and feel for dryness or tightness in the spinning mechanisms. If present, spray the moving contact parts of the handle with a spray of the lubricant. Let the lubricant soak in and then test again by spinning. Use a paper towel or absorbent cloth to wipe away any excess lubricant.

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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