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#1 cali penguin

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:00 PM

So here's the problem, I have not played paintball in 7 months( yeah i know that's my first problem :huh: ) My Axe has been sitting all that time.

Now i have tried to shoot it but when i gas it up there is a small leak in the bolt. But it's weird because it goes away. then i try shooting and

my trigger wont click the solenoid to shoot. Then i degas and it clicks just fine.

Note: it take that 15 pulls of the trigger to get the noid to start clicking.

I was thinking maybe something with the micro-switch?

All suggestions are appreciated. :D
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:30 PM

Leak - Lube the bolt with recommended lube and see if it still happens.

Solenoid - Replace 9v battery with a good duracell or energizer. Shoot the gun without air so you can hear the solenoid clicking and fire it a few hundred times. Sometimes it happens and that is what they call "resetting the solenoid."
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

WOAH!!! Do NOT dry fire a mini/axe solenoid a few hundred times without air! You'll seize the solenoid!

Just change the battery. Then dry fire it about 10 times without air. THAT'S resetting the solenoid. If you don't hear it clicking after 10 shots, STOP. package it up and send it to a gun tech.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:20 PM

Did you change the battery yet?

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:57 AM

Pull out the drivetrain and wipe it off and lube everything, if its still leaking just do an O-ring swap on it. Then set your reg to 180 PSI, put board settings to stock, check your trigger to make sure it is depressing the microswitch, and put in a fresh battery, and attempt to fire a FEW times, just enough to get it running again, maybe 10-15 at most. Then drop some paint into it and run a few pods through it to see if any other problems arise. If at that point the board is not registering trigger pulls, it may be your switch, and at that point send it in to get professionally teched.
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