Sounds like a broken pawl spring or corroded pawl. There should be a shop that can fix it and it wont be super expensive, or you can order the parts and do it as well.the reel wont lock
I just got a Penn Fierce rod reel combo but thanks!Scott's bait and tackle . I've order lots of parts no issue..good turn around.. great place for discontinued parts... btw mega pawn on militarily highway had two new penn persuits 2's the new version. I think he was asking 30 each but willing to go down surfmom...was in there this past week. Think one was 4k and other was 5k..both new.
thanks your right if we can fix it cheap it is nice to have a spare reel. Other then that the cast and retrieve on it is very smooth. I loved it until it broke. except it looks like a lot of work.. heres the schematic, have no idea where the pawl spring is.Give me a schematic and I'm good to go, or I'll use my phone to take pics as I take apart the reel if no schematic exists. Replaced many a little pawl springs with the spring from one of those disposable ink pens with the clicker. Even a cheaper real can be worth taking apart to see if you can fix it without even ordering a part. Not worth taking them into any shop though to fix them. I'd only do that if I needed to send the reel back under warranty. Even if your fix is kind of a jerry-rig at least it'll be a spare reel or a loaner to have around.
I had the same problem so I made a video on it just yesterday. Here it is:Thats what is wrong with mine. I found this thread what do you think?