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Old 11-21-2013, 09:08 PM #1
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Etha Bolt problems

So i was lubing my bolt today and when i was done i went to put the bolt back in my Etha but it didnt want to go all the way in. So i checked if there was something inside but i found nothing. Then i checked the bolt and i found a broken bumper. I dont know if thats the name for it but it was ripped. Its not an O ring. Everytime i go to put the bolt in, it keeps getting caught on something but i don't know what it is.

This is as far as the bolt goes in.
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:11 PM #2
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Here is another pic of where the bumper in the back is broken. I dont know if this is the thing thats preventing the bolt from going in
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:25 PM #3
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Im pretty sure your talking about a ripped o-ring.There only 1 bumper and it's not in the pic. Read the manual and check the diagrams to see what o-ring needs to be replaced. page 15, study this , remember the part names.

http://www.paint-supply.net/wp-conte...11MVOL3-EN.pdf

And when you put the whole bolt system in, the bolt spring kinda pushes it out. So you gotta push and screw it in at the same time.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:42 PM #4
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Im pretty sure your talking about a ripped o-ring.There only 1 bumper and it's not in the pic. Read the manual and check the diagrams to see what o-ring needs to be replaced. page 15, study this , remember the part names.

http://www.paint-supply.net/wp-conte...11MVOL3-EN.pdf

And when you put the whole bolt system in, the bolt spring kinda pushes it out. So you gotta push and screw it in at the same time.
I checked the oring and took it off it was fine. The image below shows the O ring on the right and the one on the left was another oring type. Im sure its not an o ring cause its not elastic. Its hard. I also checked if it was the spring not letting me push the bolt in but it wasn't cause i felt no tension. Before i could feel the tension from the spring.
Could it maybe be the threads from the back?
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:41 AM #5
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Hi,

A simple test is to remove the Bolt and bolt spring entirely from the rest of your Valve "assembly" and screw it into your Etha body. If the assembly screws in fine then the issue is likely to be related to the bolt/bolt spring/body bumper.

Please let me know how you get on.

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Old 11-22-2013, 10:06 AM #6
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Hi,

A simple test is to remove the Bolt and bolt spring entirely from the rest of your Valve "assembly" and screw it into your Etha body. If the assembly screws in fine then the issue is likely to be related to the bolt/bolt spring/body bumper.

Please let me know how you get on.

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I removed the bolt and bolt spring and the problem is still occurring. I put the bolt in and it still catches onto something.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:28 AM #7
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Hi,

A simple test is to remove the Bolt and bolt spring entirely from the rest of your Valve "assembly" and screw it into your Etha body. If the assembly screws in fine then the issue is likely to be related to the bolt/bolt spring/body bumper.

Please let me know how you get on.

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Here is a video on it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTFBcBEEV3g
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:00 PM #8
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Have you banged or dropped your gun. And you gotta grease those orings.
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:33 PM #9
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Have you banged or dropped your gun. And you gotta grease those orings.
Nope i've never dropped my marker. I have them greased but its not helping.
Like i was saying before i just went to lube the orings and as soon as i went to put the bolt in, it didn't want to go all the way in.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:33 AM #10
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Morning,
It would appear that your Valve Body has split/cracked and this has caused it to open up a bit and is preventing the assembly from being screwed in further.
We would like to send you out a replacement Valve Body so with that in mind please can you email me on: nick.t@planeteclipse.com with the following information:

- Confirmation that you have registered ownership of your Etha via: https://warranty.planeteclipse.com/site/signin

- Your Etha Serial number

- You FULL name and address.

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Old 12-06-2013, 01:20 PM #11
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I just received the Valve Body that you sent me, installed it and now it shoots flawless. Thank you Nicky for excellent customer service!
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:31 PM #12
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Hello I wanted to mention to Nick as well my friend has a etha(that I sold him) -its registered under my name-

Has the spring less poppet installed. Well we started getting a flashing purple And wouldn't fire. Went through the manual and he ddecided to replace battery and it worked for that day. We played the following weekend and right away same issue. But this time when he took it apart he found the front of the poppet or (the thin long moving piece) had the tip broken off.

I am going to forward ur email to him or if you'd like my info instead since it's registered to me.
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