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can anyone assist.

my mag elite which is 1 yr old wont engage without help pulling out the button.

the reel is minted as i clean every trip. there is no rust.

the spring seems ok and 3 part mech that engages free spool is free of dirt. the spring holding down the small cog is good.

lost! any ideas.

don't want to send to Abu under warranty if its something simple.

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Cain is spot on the very weak mechanism ABU use is thin chromed brass the toothed part of the main gear catches on this to re engage the reel however the very tip that makes contact bends over with time ,this is the bit not making contact .Simply bend it back gently with pliers until it stands upright ,eventually the gear will wear the chrome off this part and then cut away the soft brass needing a new part ,this is very cheap and simple to fit.Someone once posted some pics on here do a search .However remove the sideplate from your reel and then try to get it to go in and out of gear you should then easily see the offending part under the main gear stack .
 
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