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how to repair hot glue gun?

..because it doesn't work. the gun is hot but it doesn't squeeze out the glue anymore. the trigger is hard and 3/4 of glue stick is still in the tube.

Burf4 years ago
Plug it in and let it reach its full operating temperature for a couple of minutes. Put another glue stick in and push on it with your thumb while trying to squeeze the trigger. If nothing frees up after a couple of tries, wait until it cools, take it apart and see if you can determine what is locking the trigger. If it is nothing you can fix, toss it and buy a new one. They're relatively cheap at any of the big box hardware places.
Karletto555 (author) 4 years ago
pardon the trigger works but nothing happens
*You can edit your question to add more information up above...

If you push the glue stick forward does it melt it?
--in that case the ratchet pawl or some part of the mechanism is toast.

If tie trigger is stiff and nothing moves, then you've tried to pull out a glue stick while it was melted and gummed up the 'cold' section of the gun - in which case it's toast.
Karletto555 (author)  frollard4 years ago
how do i edit my question? thnx
At the top will be a button saying 'author options' and below that 'edit question' (in the right hand column)
Based on the symptoms, I'm guessing it's option B.
If that's the case, it might be repairable by carefully opening the case, removing the glue stick and any excess glue inside the case, and reassembling. This has about a 50/50 chance of working, and you'll probably lose part of the trigger assembly so that you have to push the glue sticks through with your thumb.
Grathio4 years ago
Wow, I had no idea you could mark your own comment as best answer.  I'll have to try that...
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