Unresponsive bearing responding to ANY movement??

My Yoyojam XLR8 doesn’t want to stay unresponsive and with a slight tug, it shoots back up into my hand like any other responsive yoyo. I cleaned the bearing with mineral spirits and let it dry. Should I buy a new bearing? A brand new Setup? Please Help!!!


Is the bearing making any crunchy sounds, or is more noisy than usual? Try cleaning the bearing with the shields taken out so any thick gunk can get out.

Here’s a guide on cleaning bearings that mentions how to take off the shields as well:

Is there any chattering of the string that you can feel? The bearing might be fine, but there’s a bit of material sticking out from the bearing seat or response area. Check to see if there are any protrusions that would catch on the string or bearing.

Clean the bearing