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I get no movement on the socket just air blowing out of the bottom of the gun

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The air motor is probably shot. Turn the socket a few revolutions by hand, and see if it frees up and starts working. A couple of firm raps on the workbench might help. Otherwise take it apart and see whats up. You'll probably find worn vanes or a vane stuck in the rotor. There will be several vanes, and they must slide in and out of the rotor easily. If you arte lucky you'll just have to clean out, lubricate, and reassemble.

Posted on Dec 16, 2009

  • buyandsellma Oct 02, 2010

    Could also be broken hammer parts. This is common on the model #875198640



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