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Old 05-14-2011, 07:05 AM   #1
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Glendinning reel 50-amp cord slipping

I love having the Glendinning reel to electrically retrieve and store my heavy 50-amp cord, but lately the reel starts slipping at about the final 6 to 8 feet of cord and won't pull it in.
I always clean the cord with a paper towel and pull a loop up to give it some slack, but now I have to manually push the cord to get it to go through the pully and into the storage drum.
Any suggestions - clean the reel? clean the cord? with what? tighten something? I can't find any answer on the Glendinning Cablemaster web site.

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Old 05-14-2011, 07:20 AM   #2
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Go to an auto parts store.. They have a product there with a name like Belt Dressing, or No-slip belt dressing.

Belt Dressing, anti slip, friction builder, fan belts, conveyor belts, pully belts, V belts,

is an example of such a product.. Spray the powered roller on the reel. You may need to spray any other belts or pullies as well.

This product is not a cure all, but it may help.

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Old 05-14-2011, 08:33 PM   #3
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I had a similar problem some years ago. I believe there is a switch at the top where the cord goes into the plastic white rollers in a square reciever, sorry don't know the correct term, that if not adjusted properly will stop the motor.
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:18 PM   #4
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I have the same problem off and on with my reel. When it was new, the dealer adjusted a screw on the guide rollers/pulleys that feed into the drum, and the screw tightened those rollers up so they made a tighter connection. That helped a little, but never totally solved the problem. I talked to the owner of Glendinning at Quartzite a few years ago, and he said I needed to take those rollers/pulleys off and clean/re-tighten them. I haven't looked at the reel recently but I seem to remember those rollers/pulleys.

I find that when it doesn't want to feed, if I extend the cord a foot or two and restart it for puling in, that usually helps. Sometimes I have to do it forward/back a couple times to get it going.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:23 AM   #5
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One thing that also helps is to "twist" the cord counter clockwise as you are pushing it in. I read someplace that this is the way the wires are inside the cord and have found it helps on my coach.
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