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Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:16 pm 
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I have a Mitchell 306 and when I move the switch to only let it reel forward/clicking, it slips sometimes. Is there a part to fix this or do I need to clean the inside real good. I want to give it to my grandson to fish with. He really loves the reel.
Thanks, Robert


Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:33 pm 
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This lever is probably gummed up .Cleaning and some oil will fix it right up.
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Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:40 pm 
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+1...wash out with mineral spirits to get rid of old grease, then lightly apply new grease and it will likely work fine for another generation.


Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:46 pm 
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If the cleaning does not solve the problem it could be a damaged A/R dog or a damaged tooth on the drive gear.I have the parts to repair your reel..


Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:27 pm 
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OK thanks, I will probably tear it down tomorrow night. If I need any parts, I will contact you.
Thanks, Robert


Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:49 pm 
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I will vouch for Dick Janak for a job such as this. It's been a long time since Dick had to fix something for me or sell me a part, but I've dealt with him multiple times, and it's it's always first class.


Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:32 pm 
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Dick is a great guy, I just received a side plate for a Pueger Capitol. I have gotten other parts in the past from him.
Robert


Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:46 am 
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What Robert and Joe said! Dick has had parts I have needed for years. Great guy and obviously an unimaginable inventory of parts.


Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:16 pm 
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Mr. Janak(reelfix) is a class act.


Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:16 pm 
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Speaking of old Mitchell 306's, I like them and have several of them. I found this one a couple of years ago that doesn't look like it was used very much, if at all. It had the box and paperwork with it including the receipt. It was purchased on 11/04/1977.


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