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how to repair hot glue gun? Answered

..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.

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Burf
Burf

Best Answer 10 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.

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dennisg8
dennisg8

Answer 3 years ago

They are not cheap. Cheaply made. The problem is that, when anyone uses or borrows your glue gun, they don't wait the six minutes for it to heat up before squeezing. Gone through about 4 glue guns last year, and six the year before. Same issue. Never had this problem before they made them in China. There needs to be one brand that has auto shutoff, ceramic tip, and some ratchet that can't break. I am sick and tired of pushing glue stick through. It often is not practical.

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KumarV10
KumarV10

4 years ago

my glue gun is not working i switched on whenots glue gun switch is on i think the fuse is fail can you tel me what to do

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The StickmanS
The StickmanS

Answer 2 years ago

same problem :( i was working and for a long time i turn it on and suddenly sone smoke came out and mcb is down when i tries to plug it on it didn't work i think it is fused i will never buy chinese glue gun :)))

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dennisg8
dennisg8

3 years ago

Yes, pleeze answer this rachet fix question. All these crummy rachets break in under 4 months.

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sophie.t.duke
sophie.t.duke

6 years ago

how do I repair my glue gun? The trigger is loose. The spring on the inside must be off.

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Karletto555
Karletto555

10 years ago

pardon the trigger works but nothing happens

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frollard
frollard

Answer 10 years ago

*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.

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Karletto555
Karletto555

Answer 10 years ago

how do i edit my question? thnx

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frollard
frollard

Answer 10 years ago

At the top will be a button saying 'author options' and below that 'edit question' (in the right hand column)

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

Answer 10 years ago

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.

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Grathio
Grathio

10 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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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

Answer 10 years ago

Whoo-Hoo!!! My Best Answer count is about to go thru the roof!! Woot!