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Old March 14th, 2010, 08:05 PM
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On one of the km's I smoke I can't purge the smoke until I unscrew the purge cap and physically lift out the ball bearing. The purge cap is exactly like every other km, the weld is clean the holes are clear. Even completely removed still can't purge. Only if ball is lifted out can it purge. Any solutions?
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Old March 14th, 2010, 08:11 PM
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Is it clean? If it gets gummed up it could stick.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 08:13 PM
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yea, i'd give it a real good cleaning. Even get a pipe cleaner up in there and clean the ball.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 08:13 PM
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Yep, clean the ball comes right out and I cleaned where it sits
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Old March 14th, 2010, 08:21 PM
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try barely threading the cap on.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 08:28 PM
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Doesn't matter unless I take barring out
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Old March 14th, 2010, 08:34 PM
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hmm, can you see anything like a burr in the metal that shouldn't be there that would be preventing the bearing from moving? Look in the bearing seat, and the cap.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 08:41 PM
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could also be that the bearing is the wrong size for that purge cap
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Old March 14th, 2010, 08:46 PM
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Cap completely off, no dice. Could this still be a size issue?
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Old March 14th, 2010, 08:52 PM
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Default Re: Purge problem

im having this problem with my new km also, its the barring. you need to clean out the purge area and get a plastic BB. Crap sticks to the metal causing it to stick. im actually on the search for a bb myself i dont feel like buying a whole thing of bb's for just one.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 09:08 PM
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every time before i start i take the hat off and spin the bearing just to make sure its not sticking. i also use a qtip to clean it
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Try lubing the bb with some veg oil.
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hmm, can you see anything like a burr in the metal that shouldn't be there that would be preventing the bearing from moving? Look in the bearing seat, and the cap.
Def look in the cap for any extra metal burrs. Take the cap off and hold it so the threads are pointing upward, drop in the BB. Does it go all the way to the end or does it get stuck in the thread area.

Also, try putting the purge cap on loosely and see if it works.. maybe when you tighten it down all the way it pinches/squishes something?
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i've heard that taking a common 6mm airsoft bb works well. the non-walmart brands are perfectly smooth and polished and heat shouldn't be a problem. if you wanted to wait i could probably mail an envelope with 10-20 in there if you would like? weight shouldn't be an issue with the purge either. common wieght is .20 grams each.
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I think the BB it comes with is simply too heavy
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Is possible... Mike's suggestion of an airsoft pellet is probably next step then.
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Ari there is a slight ridge on the lip from when the screw thread was cut on the inside of the valve by the bearing seat take fine water paper and just lightly sand that ridge away or get a 6 or 8 mm airsoft BB
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