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Reelcraft Problem Solving - FAQs

How do I increase or reduce spring tension?

Spring Tension

To increase spring tension:

Adding wraps of hose will increase spring tension. This can be accomplished by pulling out approximately 10 feet of hose, hand feed hose back up through roller bracket assembly* until loop is large enough to slip over sheave. Add two or three wraps until desired tension is achieved. Do not exceed spring capacity.


To reduce spring tension:

This can be accomplished by removing wraps of hose from the reel sheave. Remove wraps of hose from the sheave, one wrap at a time, until desired tension is obtained.

*For Series D9000 reels, you will have to remove the bumper and control handle then feed end of hose through roller bracket assembly to add or remove wraps of hose from the reel drum.