Bought this etek 1 super cheap knowing it didnt work but I cant figure out whats wrong. when I air it up it pressurizes and the bolt moves when i fire but the ball only goes into the barrel and wont come out. there is also a slight leak down from what seems like the bolt. Anyone know why it will not fire the ball out? if i start walking the trigger the ball will eventually roll out the end of the barrel
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To my mind, changing the solenoid - unless it is obviously damaged of course - should always be the last resort, after all other fixes have been tried and have failed. Solenoids don't break down half as often as people think.
Unfortunately, the leak may be entirely coincidental to the cycling issue.
The leak is most likely an issue with the front rammer o-ring; a dirty or damaged exhaust valve cup seal; the front valve guide o-ring; or the sealing ring on the face of the valve guide is dirty or dented/scratched.
Had EXACTLY the same symptoms on my Etek 3. Never owned an Etek 1 but from what i understand the general assemblies are the same? Turns out my rammer housing was installed upside down from when a friend borrowed it. Perhaps worth a try?
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