Troubleshooting & Maintenance
AEG Not Firing
If an AEG is not firing, please keep in mind that in MOST cases, the merchandise is actually not defective but rather, it may just be that the item(s) in question are not being used in the proper manner or need a quick tune up. Likewise, in most cases, a quick fix or some troubleshooting tips can easily resolve the issue. Resolving the matter without conducting a timely and costly return is beneficial to both parties, as it is the quickest and most satisfying remedy to most product “issues.” Please read and try the following tips carefully, as in most cases, they should resolve most-all product issues:
* Check if the fuse is burnt out (usually located in or near the battery compartment). The fuse is usually housed in a plastic tubular casing – if the fuse is indeed burnt out (sometimes hard to tell just by looking), you can get replacement 15 Amp or 20 Amp (15A/20A) inline fuses usually at any hardware, electronics, or home improvement store such as Home Depot or Lowes or Radio Shack. You can proceed to swap out the fuse and it should resolve any electrical issue.
* If you are experiencing a grinding or clicking noise, indicating that there is electrical current but the gearbox/motor are locked or stuck, empty out the rifle and make sure that no BBs are jammed inside the gun itself (including gearbox). Proceed to check the pressure screw located at the bottom of the pistol grip which houses the motor of the gun. This is the crucial screw that makes the motor connect to the gearbox securely. If it is loose, fasten it to ensure the motor is properly secured; otherwise, there is a high chance that the motor is disengaged from the gearbox due to jamming.
* If you tried both of the above and the problem persists, please carefully remove the cover of the pistol grip and check if the motor wire is securely connected (often times, they get rattled loose during combat and/or shipping). Often times, there is a hex-screw that necessitates an Allen-wrench, or L-wrench, to loosen. Once you remove the cover, check to make sure that the wires/electrical leads connecting to the motor are securely fastened. If any wire(s) are disconnected or loose, please re-connect them or re-attach them. Loose wires tend to cause short circuits, which tend to render the gun non-functional (completely – no sound at all). There is also a possibility that the metallic spacer that usually sits BETWEEN the lower part of the motor and the pistol grip bottom cover itself has been displaced due to the magnetic effects of the motor. If this is the case, please re-position this spacer unit between the motor and the pistol grip cover so that it can properly position the motor to be connected with the gearbox. The spacer may stuck to the magnetized head of the motor – if it has been displaced, you may need to search for it and re-position it.