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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: Shimano Tekota LC issue  (Read 279 times)

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Reel is about 6 months old and the LC is stuck. Shimano said I can pay to ship it to them, and if it doesn’t have any rust or corrosion they’ll fix it.

Anyone had theirs go out? Is it any easy fix?


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Not an answer to your question but another approach is to send it to Alan Tani who is a local shimano repair guy

He has some kind of arrangement with them, has done my warrant work a few times, also will switch out washers for better ones if he thinks it needs it


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Check out his forum. You might get the answer there or it will tell you how to send it to him for repair. I think it is pretty common for line counters to fail.

http://alantani.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=2u23gd1iat8d1pbqoigtecgr01;
http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=42846.msg470404#msg470404

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.  ~John Buchan


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I read your post pretty late after work last night and didn't pay close enough attention

The line counters on my reels stick now and then, there's a screw you open up on the LC and either run water through it or what I do if I'm on the water is use a mouthful of my drinking water, then test by pulling line, cranking it in and pushing the reset button to unstick things

Forget who told me about the water thing, might have been Alan

He's a good way to go, better than dealing directly with shimano


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Check out his forum. You might get the answer there or it will tell you how to send it to him for repair. I think it is pretty common for line counters to fail.

http://alantani.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=2u23gd1iat8d1pbqoigtecgr01;

This . Awesome information there.