How to Change a MyTana Cable Reel

Posted by MyTana on Aug 15, 2022 7:22:00 AM

Drain lines come in a variety of sizes. Many plumbers and drain cleaners find themselves changing reels midday or even mid-job. While some manufacturers attach reels with brackets and screws, MyTana cable machines all come with quick-change drive springs. Following the steps below, you can change your reel in under two minutes with only a hex key tool.

How to change a MyTana cable reel

  1. Detach any blades, attachments, or leader cables.
  2. If you have an Autofeed, remove it or push the cable through it.
  3. Detach and remove the revolving arm. Use a hex key tool to loosen the set screws on the arm. Models M81, M844 and M98 feature a J-lock spring arm, while the M661 and M888 use a standard revolving arm.
  4. Push cable through the revolving arm and back into the reel.
  5. Unhook the drive spring from the cleat at the rear of the reel.
  6. Slide the reel off the drive shaft and replace it with your new reel.
  7. Attach the drive spring on the new reel to the cleat.
  8. Feed the cable into the loose revolving arm until a few inches protrude and reinstall the arm. Remember to tighten the set screws.
  9. Feed cable through Autofeed (if you didn’t already) and reattach it.
  10. Reattach your blade, end tool, or leader.

With these simple steps, you can swap your cable and move forward with the job. To see the quick-change reel in action, check out our video of a cable-swap on the M661 and M81:




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About MyTana

MyTana is a full-service manufacturer of drain cleaning and inspection equipment, including cable machines, drain jetters and plumber cameras. The company also offers cables, blades, nozzles and other accessories for plumbers and drain cleaners. By selling direct, MyTana is able to maintain competitive pricing while offering a high level of personalized service and support. MyTana equipment is factory-direct and American made.

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