Battle 5000 service needed?

jcanracerjcanracer Posts: 4,297 Moderator
Penn,
My btl5000 started making a strange sound on the retrieve this weekend. Every turn of the handle still seems ok and brings in line, but now it sounds like a bearing is loose somewhere inside. I took off the spool while at sea to investigate if anything had gotten under there (sand etc) but nothing found. What should I do to remedy this?
Hobie Kayak angler for life!

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  • PENNPENN Posts: 373 Deckhand
    JC sorry to hear this, sounds like a bearing but its hard to tell without seeing the reel. Is your reel still under its 1 year warranty?
  • jcanracerjcanracer Posts: 4,297 Moderator
    I will look to see if I still have the receipt at home.
    Hobie Kayak angler for life!
  • Milk JugMilk Jug Posts: 44 Deckhand
    Mine does the same thing when I retrieve. I paid cash at a local shop so I didn't get a recipt
  • jcanracerjcanracer Posts: 4,297 Moderator
    PENN wrote: »
    JC sorry to hear this, sounds like a bearing but its hard to tell without seeing the reel. Is your reel still under its 1 year warranty?
    It appears I have lost the receipt (just moved homes, stuff gets lost in the boxing process) but I am now convinced I've had the reel for 18 months.
    Any recommendations for a licensed Penn service center in Broward county south Florida?
    Hobie Kayak angler for life!
  • PENNPENN Posts: 373 Deckhand
    We would be more than happy to get your reel up and running again for you but if you would like to take it somewhere local here are a few options for you.

    Florida
    Anderson’s Tackle Inc. 15675 McGregor Blvd. #21 Fort Myers FL 33908 (239) 334-3474
    Captain Harry's 100 NE 11 St Miami FL 33132 (305) 374-4661
    Dave's Parts &Service 1500 US HWY 19 Holiday FL 34691 (727) 942-8944
    Economy Tackle 6018 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota FL 34231 (941) 922-9671
    Half-Hitch Tackle & Marine 2206 Thomas Drive Panama City FL 32408 (850) 234-2621
    Kel's Rod and Reel Service 430 East Semoran Casselberry FL 32707 (407) 834-3008
    Lott Brothers Inc. 631 Northlake Blvd. North Palm Beach FL 33408 (561) 844-0244
    Outcast Bait & Tackle 3520 Barrancas Pennsacola FL 32507 (850) 457-1450
    Tackle Outlet 5418 SW 358 Hwy Steinhatchee FL 32359 (321)498-5424
    The Fishin' Shack 3514 S. Atlantic Ave. Daytona Beach FL 32118 (386) 788-2120
    The Tackle Box 1901 Overseas Hwy Marathon FL 33050 (305) 289-0540
  • jcanracerjcanracer Posts: 4,297 Moderator
    I guess Captain Harry's it is. I would mail it in to you guys, but I might need it in a week or less and dont want to play the waiting game with the postal service. Thanks!
    Hobie Kayak angler for life!
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