Need help with this Vom Hofe:

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bamboocollector11
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Need help with this Vom Hofe:

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I am unable to get the spool and handle off of this Julius Vom Hofe. Backside came off easily, and I thought the spool would easily come off, but I was wrong.

Any ideas and help are greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Ed
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Use a piece of leather to lock up the gears AND reverse the handle...everything should disassemble without a problem. The handles keeping it all together. Tight lines Nick in New York PS if unable, add little heat to center of handle housing and reverse handle
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Hi Nick,

Thanks for the help, that worked like a charm to remove the handle. I still can nit remove the spool, so I can disassemble the rest of the reel. Any ideas?
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Hi Nick,

Just an FYI - the gear now spins independent of the shaft turning. Hope I didn't do something wrong.
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It’s possible it may need to be re peened but impossible to tell without being in hand...next step is Dr. Elder! I’m sure he can take it home...
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It’s possible it may need a drop or 2 of Aero Kroil. I’m thinking the spool shafts spinning in the bearing. Again so hard to tell without being in hand....
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Thanks Nick!
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Ed, if you mean the gear that we see in your pics, that is an adjustable “soft drag” that can be tightened or loosened to provide a bit of drag when the line is pulled out with reel out of gear… no prob there. As to being stuck, the spindle is stuck in the face plate and as Nick said, Kroil soak and maybe heat on the spindle will likely free it. If it persists, you can send it out and i will see what’s up.

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Hi John,

Finished the reel. Never got the spindle loose. Used the vinegar and water bath on the spool by placing it only so deep in the bath. When I put the reel back together the gear was just like you said-no damage.

Thanks for the help!
Ed
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