I spilled some sugary tea on my mouse and my scroll wheel got sticky, so I opened it up and washed the scroll wheel with hot water to melt the sugar away. Now my scroll wheel, despite being set to scroll 3 lines per one notch of the wheel, will only scroll 3 lines per 7 notches, then it changes to 3 lines per 17 notches, and then back to 3 lines per 7 notches again, and 3 lines per 17 notches afterwards, repeating like this. In other words, in order to scroll a page with my mouse, i have to roll the wheel through 7 notches for one movement of the page, and then it changes to 17 notches for the next movement, and then back to 7 notches, and then 17, repeat.
My mouse driver is up to date.
Any Ideas as to why this is happening and how I may solve it?