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Not hot enough

I have this ace digital heat gun that's i've been using for 2 years, mostly to dry the paint.I use it for somthing like 4 times a year. A few days ago I used the gun and it took twice the time to dry the paint (it's the same paint and I guess the same amount).
I think that the gun isn't hot enough, what can I do in order to get it back to normal? or perheps you have another idea to what the problem is

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Being a digital heat gun i would say that the onboard circuitry is only allowing it to heat up to a lower temperature , for what it would cost to fix its probably cheaper to buy another one but i would stay away from anything digital and try and buy a wagner or bosche if you can but non digital

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