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The gun wont shoot it tryes to but acts like it is low on air when it shoots the rod that hits the nail wont go back up it stayes down . the gun doesnot leek air. if you push the rod up manuly it will shoot 1 nail and the rod stays down. can you give me some advice thanks charles

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The problem that you describe could be caused by three things. First remove the cylinder and look for a black rubber band around the cylinder about med section. There is an indention with holes where it is supposed to be. The band should fit snuggly so that it does not slip off during use. Secondly, check that the piston oring/plastic ring holds the piston in the cylinder without just dropping under its own weight. Third, the upper bumper could have a crack or missing piece. Remove it and check. (vinyl part in headvalve) Parts are available at dewalt repair center or www.toolpartsdirect.com. enjoy

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