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.
2.How do I install a new drive spring and set pre-turns?
We have several different types of spring driven reels. Each
require a slightly different set of instructions. For "How-To"
instructions on replacing a drive spring please have your reel
model or drive spring number available and consult customer service
For how many wraps of "pre-tension" to put on the reel, please
reference the chart below.
|Spring Number||Wraps Required|
Retractable Electric Spring Driven Cord Reel with 45-Feet of 12/3
Cord and GFCI Dual Outlet Cable Reel
3.Can my spring driven reel be made "constant tension"?
While most JARCH spring retractable reels can be made "constant
tension" at the factory or by simply removing the latching system
there are some models that may not have this capability.
Please contact Reelcraft Customer Service to assure that the
specific reel you have or require is capable of or available as a
"constant tension" model.
4.Reel will not latch
This could mean it has a broken latch spring, bent latch pawl or
latch plate. The broken part(s) will need to be replace.