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Old 04-04-2016, 12:34 AM #1
Tukasbreath
 
 
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Axe solenoid question

I just bought a barely used axe and was messing around with it. I don't have a tank yet but I would turn it on and turn the eyes off and "dry" fire it and it made a audible clicking noise.

Today I went to my local field oiled the orings and borrowed a tank and put just a few rounds trough it and everything worked fine.

When I got home and tried to "dry" fire again, the clicking sound was a lot more feint and less audible then it was when I got it.

Just curious as to what is going on, Thanks!
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:09 AM #2
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I just bought a barely used axe and was messing around with it. I don't have a tank yet but I would turn it on and turn the eyes off and "dry" fire it and it made a audible clicking noise.

Today I went to my local field oiled the orings and borrowed a tank and put just a few rounds trough it and everything worked fine.

When I got home and tried to "dry" fire again, the clicking sound was a lot more feint and less audible then it was when I got it.

Just curious as to what is going on, Thanks!
You have nothing to worry about. That's normal. Some solenoids are louder than others.
It is normal to need to clean the solenoid piston periodically, usually it clicks louder after a cleaning. There are guides online on how to do so.
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