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I bought a Harbor Freight 34 degree Nail Gun, model 93099. I shot about two clips of nails, but now when I press the trigger, I get a blast of air. I removed the safety trigger and (carefully) pushed in the trigger button, same thing, juat a blast of air. I called Harbor freight and they said to disconnect and reconnect the air, which I did, and to add oil to the air inlet, which I did...nothing different. Help!!!!!!!!!! Thank you in advance for your help. Richard

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If its oiled, then take all the nails out of the track and chamber, check to see if your firing valve is stuck( it is suppose to go up and down , opening and closeing the cylinder, but sometimes it gets stuck) first press the safety in all the way ( you may have to pull the feeder down ) then press the trigger , then hook the hose to the gun in that order this will sometimes unstick the firing valve

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