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Old 04-04-2017, 05:22 PM #1
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Mini gs solenoid not clicking?

When I turn on the board and turn the eyes off it takes 4 or 5 trigger pulls before the solenoid starts clicking.. anyone ever have this happen?
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:20 PM #2
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The soleniod needs to be taken apart and cleaned. It seems to be a common thing. I had the same thing happen to me on my old mini. I found a you tube video that walked me through it. My axe hasnt had the issue yet but it doesn't see much field time now that I built another cocker.
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:07 PM #3
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I thought that was most likely the problem, just thought it was odd because this mini has no field use, pretty much brand new.
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Old 04-06-2017, 11:04 AM #4
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Doesn't necessarily mean needs to be cleaned. All solenoids on the Mini/Axe platform sound different I've learned. If it fires than it's good is about all I can tell you lol. I've had some that you can't even hear the click and others that click as loud as a blowback.
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Old 04-08-2017, 11:37 PM #5
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^^^this.
The gs I have that belongs to a teammate doesn't click..but as soon as its aired up..fires with zero issues

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Old 04-16-2017, 12:59 AM #6
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I have the same problem, though even when aired up, it takes about 5-8 clicks before the solenoid kicks in.
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Old 04-16-2017, 10:10 AM #7
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I've seen this commonly too, you just need to roll the trigger a few times and it'll get going then be good for the day

Not sure I'd consider it a defect as new/near new guns do this, and it doesn't seem to be a sign of upcoming failure or even needing cleaning like post above said. Just a nuance of the gun
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Old 04-16-2017, 02:13 PM #8
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Sometimes it could be the brand of battery. For instance..I put a Rayovac HD 9v in my ego and it didnt wanna click at all. Swapped with a Duracell..fired immediately. My SFT has done it before too. Just something to consider

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Old 04-18-2017, 03:57 AM #9
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hmm, so I cleaned the solenoid of lube, reinstalled it and it fires up fine. Shoots fine, and its clicking like its new. Maybe theres was just too much lube from the bolt assembly being blown in.
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:03 PM #10
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What kind of lube are u using? Spools use a grease (I.e. MonkeyPoo..Gr33se..and the like) not oil/liquid. Highly recommend MonkeyPoo. I use it on all my spools and a little goes a very long way

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Old 04-18-2017, 11:51 PM #11
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I use a dow 33, talked to an empire tech and he said it's a common issue. As soon as I aired up it had no problems. Never had to clean the solenoid.
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:39 AM #12
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its the grease that came with the mini gs in the tool kit. I think I may have overdone it on lubing it first time around which was causing the solenoid to stick I guess.
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