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Okay so I'll try to be as quick as possible. For the past year my DAM has not been working, at all. It all started on a misty day, the gun perhaps got 6 drops on it total. After this, it wouldn't chrono under 315 without spewing air when turned down. So after this I took it apart, rebuilt it, cleaned it. FOUR TIMES. And now the problem remains the same, all checks work, solenoid clicks when eyes are off, it airs up, eyes work, turns on, BUT when I go to fire, nothing happens, the sound emitted sounds like the solenoid clicking, but with a small (barley audible) "pop" of air.

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I see that the correct shim orientation in the regulator is )()()()() with the right side being the end plate, according to the manual, however, I had 4 extra shims in mine, didn't work before the removal, didn't work after.
It only has shot about 5000 shots, so it's so irritating that this is happening.
I've heard people think it's a bad solenoid or board, any thoughts?
 

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I highly highly HIGHLY doubt it's the noid or the board. People like to blame those but in reality they are fairly robust and if this thing is as new as you say it would be the 1 in a million case that either of those is bad from the factory.

This sounds like a regulator issue to me

Start with the 9 shims the manual says, crank the regulator all the way in (right) so you have 0ed out the pressure, eyes off and fire as you turn the regulator back out

It sounds so me like there may have been to many shims in there, which is why it wouldn't Chrono down then when you put it back together the reg pressure never got reset
 

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Does the DAM have an Low pressure regulator?

Lets go back to this. Can you better describe what was happening? what does "6 drops" mean, and where was the air spewing out from?
It all started on a misty day, the gun perhaps got 6 drops on it total. After this, it wouldn't chrono under 315 without spewing air when turned down.
 

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Hello, the "6 drops" was in regards to the amount of water that was on the gun. (In total that day). In addition, it is completely stock, meaning no super low pressure regulator.
To explain the problem in more detail, when aired up and attempting to shoot, the gun does not make any effort to fire, simply a barley audable pop in addition to the solenoid click. I have tried 4 brand new batteries yes so I know it is not this problem.
So are we thinking it sounds like a regulator problem? I will turn it all the way up and experiment when I get home, this is not something I have tried yes so perhaps we're on to something. I will update you tonight. Then we can move on from there.
 

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Also, in regards to where the air was spewing from in the very first problem, it was internal and spewing air from the front of the bolt.
 

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I would recommend a factory board reset, before you do anything. It could be that some weird setting got unknowingly changed, and it is causing this issue.

I'm unsure about the regulator problem; I know I've taken apart a hyper 3 regulator and found it to be nothing like any diagram, but it worked correctly.(though, you won't find much information about this)

So are we thinking it sounds like a regulator problem? I will turn it all the way up and experiment when I get home, this is not something I have tried yes so perhaps we're on to something. I will update you tonight. Then we can move on from there.
You want to get the pressure to 0psi, and then slowly increase it while firing the marker. If you increase the pressure to the maximum, you will either blow out your solenoid, or it will vent out of the solenoid as a safeguard.
 

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Quick question before I get back to the DAM, to adjust the pressure, it's the same 3/16 Allen screw on the back cap to adjust the velocity too?Correct? Or is it somewhere else?
 

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Update: adjusting the pressure with the shims out has not helped the problem. However, I did detect that the popping became louder the higher I raised the pressure. Any ideas?
 

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And by "with the shims out" I do not mean without shims, I mean without the 'extra' 4 that were in the marker originally.
 

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The shims in the regulator assembly, the manual suggest there be 9 in a )()()()() orientation. But I had 13 in mine for some reason originally. I removed 4 to match the manual.
 

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Alright, do you think I should put them back in? Also, I've heard 18 is the best setting for the dwell. Recommendation?
 

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By factory reset you mean the dip switch configuration correct? It is in factory mode right now and the problem persists. Or is there a more in depth reset
 

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yea, page 10 of the manual seems to suggest that. I looks like the sole purpose of switch 1 is to be able to switch factory settings on and off. Set switch 1 to ON. That will give you factory board default settings, and we can go from there. These settings should be bombproof, and we can determine if there's still an issue or not.

It's 2017, why did DYE still use dip switches?
I kinda forgot that DYE didn't have OLED boards until this year.
 

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Alright, I have the switches set to 1: ON and 2: OFF and the problem still prevails. Just the faint popping noise upon pulling the trigger. I've tried 3 different air tanks as well and the change does nothing.
 
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