Rather than pay for shipping and the delay it would take to get it back .... I would take a drive out to Mikes in Abbotsford and have them install carbon fibre drag washers and do some other upgrades probably cost you the same and your reel will be better than brand new stock washers if they aren't too busy you would probably be able to pick it up the same day
I like this idea
Also nice to get your reel cleaned/serviced but that costs extra $. Personally I have dealt with Mike's and Express Reel Service and found ERS to be a bit more reasonably priced. Same $ for parts but less $ for labor. Neither are cheap...last reel I had serviced was about $50 but I got the optional "super tune" which includes buffing all the friction points. Reel came back smoother and quieter than brand new out of the box
I doubt it's hard to figure out how to do the basic parts swaps etc on a baitcaster but the reels come back so buttery smooth I don't mind paying $50 once every 1-2 years for my reels. And with a monster fish on the reel needs to perform at it's best esp the drag! Reminds me of fishing a popular run this summer on the Vedder...guy beside me was having reel issues it was pretty noisey and wasn't engaging properly after casting. Looked like he had a Calcutta 400 B or TE. Anyway after a long lull in the fishing he hooks into a HUGE coho at least 15 lbs, he's battling it well, bringing it into the slack water, suddenly his reel locked up or something went majorly wrong with it and he couldn't reel, and while trying to sort it out with the fish on it snapped his leader. Morale of the story: If you don't know how to maintain your gear, pay someone to do it. Same goes for your vehicle.