Replacing the rubber O ring on a Sage 4550 reel.

lonnyincolonnyinco Posts: 1 Junior Member

I have a Sage 4550 that needs to have the rubber O ring replaced. I have the new O rings, but I will be darned if I can’t figure out how to get the O ring over the hub of the spool holder.
I’ve attached a photo of the black O ring above the section that I need to slide the O ring past. Does that section come unscrewed?

Any advice?

Thank you in advance,

Lonny

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  • magallowaymagalloway Senior Member Posts: 980 Senior Member

    In all seriousness, have you tried something like KY jelly? You might possibly be able to heat the ring in warm water long enough to let it expand/stretch a bit more.

    Jim

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