Argee, I am a satellite installation technician. It sounds like you might have a larger problem if just "playing with it" fixed it. It probably will get worse over time and is not currently as good as it could be.
Since you are a fellow fisherman and OGFer, I will come by and take a look at it and fix any little problem you have as a courtesy. I am sure I have used or benefited from something you have reported before, either here, or my life as General Lee on that now defunct site! Leeabu let me know of your plight and he gave me a good deal on some old spinners, buzzbaits, and jigs yesterday. I also put in an order for some Leeabu "specials" of the Buzzbait variety in Mogadore patterns! I can't wait to try them out!
So PM me and will get together. I am local in Tallmadge.