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Old 01-05-2021, 07:31 PM #1
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SRT/E Force sear issue:

Hello all. I’ve decided to get back into paintball after a 19 year leave. Picked up a SRT/eforce and I’ve determined that perhaps the solenoid doesn’t have enough strength to overcome the hammer. As far as I can tell the plunger travels far enough but under the load of a cocked bolt or pressure simulated by my fingers it will not actuate.

Is there a way to repair the solenoid or does anyone know of a source for replacement? Or is the GTI solenoid interchangeable?

Thanks!

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Old 01-08-2021, 11:03 PM #2
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Well still no luck on getting the eforce working, but I got a mechanical to use for the time being.
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Old 01-12-2021, 01:34 PM #3
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I've got 2 more mechanical grips on the way and just picked up an evo. Evo grip works like a champ and I've got 2 more srt, or similar bodies I'm restricting. Sure would like to get the eforce going on one of them, but cannot seem to find a resource for solenoids or other.

I see scenario dreams has or had an upgrade/replacement. Can anyone confirm if this is current or discontinued?
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Old 01-15-2021, 10:23 PM #4
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did you try a 9.6v battery in the frame? It could have enough juice to get it cycling reliably.


Otherwise these frames are about 15 years old and the large black capacitor in them goes bad eventually, doesn't let enough power get to the noid. I've never done a replacement job but I know it's been done before.
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Old 01-16-2021, 09:47 AM #5
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Thanks so much for the response!

I've checked voltage on my battery and it's holding 9.54v. Put battery in my newly acquired evo and seems to work fine. I'd imagine you're probably right about the capacitor. I sent an email to e-paintball about the scenario dreams kit they offer. Hope to hear back. I don't know if I feel froggy enough to leap on replacing the capacitor myself but after I get these next 2 markers up and running I may try.
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Old 01-30-2021, 07:42 PM #6
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I've soldered in a few capacitors over the years. It's not hard, take your time! Hope this helps
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51 10000uF Capacitor [GTI Electronic] 73157
Product Code: GP12752

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Old 01-30-2021, 09:10 PM #7
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Piranha has a strange sized cap 14mm x 35 mm roughly
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Old 02-02-2021, 08:56 AM #8
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Awesome! That does help. I will place an order next week. I watched a vid of someone fixing a Spyder yesterday. Doesn't seem too bad.

I ended up buying a bunch of old Piranha's and parts online. Once I figure out why the evo, srt and sxt leaks so bad I'll start fixing the Eforce for my next build.
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Old 02-03-2021, 10:31 AM #9
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While I have the ear of some folks, I have replaced the cup seal, valve and all o-rings. Any chance the valve(cup seal) spring could be too soft to seal or is there a seating process I've missed?
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Old 02-05-2021, 08:30 PM #10
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This might seem like advice a noob would give but I would replace the orings. Old piranha orings seem like they turn to jelly and fall apart. Definitely rebuild any old regs, even if they're new old stock. Make sure the cupseal isn't damaged and the valve isn't backwards.
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Old 02-05-2021, 10:54 PM #11
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Again I super appreciate the response. I bought all new oring kits and did that first and foremost. I bought another new cup seal and valve from another company. This time not the red pmi cup seal and they seem to hold pressure fine.

Guess I didn’t remember the material of the cup seal being so hard and assumed maybe some flex in material would help. For now the first sxt is running. I’ll buy another couple sets to get the evo and other 2 going next check.
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