I inserted the glue into the glue gun and it worked for a little while. However, soon after, I clicked and clicked the trigger, but the glue doesn't seem to advance. What is wrong and how can I fix it?
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Re: Glue doesn't advance
With some glue guns the sitting with a stick in them wile hot the stick will get hot enough to where the gripper that advances the glue slips try to bush it through some to where you can add a new stick in or when sitting for longer periods unplug to allow to cool then re heat when needed.
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I do not believe there is a manual. there are instructions on the package. Insert the glue stick and turn on the gun. When the glue melts and the trigger moves glue will come out the front tip. This model has 2 temperatures so if it delivers too fast or runny you can lower the temperature. You pull the trigger to push the glue stick into the heating element to melt the glue. It is pretty straight forward. As the glue stick is consumed you stick in another glue stick. I suggest testing on something before using on your project. Do be careful of the hot end. It will definitely burn you if you touch it and the glue coming out is nearly as hot as the metal.
Pretty basic to use. Insert glue stick from the rear, push it as far as it will go without forcing it, if there is room put another one behind it. turn on gun and wait til it gets hot. stand it on something that will not get damaged from the glue, a piece of cardboard for example, you should see glue start to drip through the tip. now press trigger (gently at first until glue is really hot) and glue will flow, the longer the gun is on the glue will be easier to get flowing. release trigger and glue will stop, (although a little will still come out) When there is room always place a glue stick behind one already in to help the continuous flow of glue. That's pretty much it really.
the wire stand is there to stop the glue from melting and dripping out the end when you aren't using it. simply fold the wire stand out so that the gun can rest at a 45 degree angle. i would still advise you to set the gun on the wire stand on a paper towel or something, because it may still drip a little.
My guess is that you left the gun plugged in too long for the amount of glue that you were using. If you are using it for a good squirt every minute or so, you can leave it plugged in, but if your leave it plugged in too long while using too little, then the heat works it's way back up toward the back of the glue stick. First thing that happens is the glue-advancing trigger stops working because the advancing mechanism can't push against the softened glue stick. Leave it run even longer and it melts further back. Then when you turn it off it cools, but the melted glue is now in places it shouldn't be. If you take it apart you might be able to scrape and pry all of the once-melted glue out of it, then you would be back in business. Good luck!
The trigger probably really is slipping on the glue stick. If you've changed the type or size of glue recently, try changing back to what you were using, or just something else. Maybe the glue stick is too small, or too slippery for the gun. If not that, then it's a mechanical problem. There are some screws on the side of the gun. With it unplugged and cool, take them out and open the case. It might be stuck together with some internal connections as well as the screws, but jamming a flathead screwdriver in them can usually wedge them apart. With the gun open, move the trigger and look for the parts that move with it in the area where the glue stick goes. If you can find something to attach to these parts to make them just a tiny bit longer, do that. The parts that grip the glue have probably worn down or just don't fit, and the fact that you can tell the trigger is slipping means that it's probably very close to grabbing, but not quite close enough. Any little extension to the grabbing parts should do, but be careful not to block the path of the glue.
Insert the glue stick into the back of the gun. After doing this plug in the gun and allow it to heat up. When the gun reaches the correct heat level you will be able to pull the trigger of the gun which will pull the stick into the gun. This will only happen if the gun is hot enough.
It takes a couple of minutes for the gun to heat up. When you first plug it in, touch the metal nozzle with your hand. It should become obviously hot within 15 seconds and too hot to touch within a minute . After it fully heats up (a couple of minutes), squeezing the trigger should advance the glue stick and push molten glue out of the nozzle. However, there is often an initial resistance to the trigger and you may have to squeeze a bit hard to get it started. If there is a problem with the trigger mechanism, you can also advance the glue by pushing directly on the back end of the glue stick with your thumb.
1. Insert your wax stick into a standard sized glue gun. The fit may be tight. The more wax you use, the smoother the fit.
2. Use a second wax stick in the gun to help advance the first, if needed.
3. Heat the gun up to temperature.
4. Do a few test pulls on the gun to get a feel for the quantity of wax you would like to use with your seal. (Two good pulls of the trigger will produce a full seal for the larger sealing coins.)
5. Wait for 10-15 seconds, then press your seal firmly into the wax before it hardens.
6. Lift the seal slowly off the wax. If it comes away and the wax is still quite soft, wait a little longer before pressing the seal down.
Gather the materials needed and place them on a flat surface near an electrical outlet. Examine the glue gun. Locate the metal rest. This is usually attached to the barrel of the gun and is shaped like a "W." Make sure it folds out and locks into place. Locate the trigger. This is just behind the barrel on the underneath side of the gun. It should be a solid piece of plastic shaped like a slice of pie. Just above the trigger, is the barrel loader. This is where the glue sticks go into the gun. Inside the barrel loader there is a smaller round piece of plastic. This is what actually pushes the glue stick through the barrel. Pull the trigger and watch the piece of plastic move with it. Pick up the electrical cord and examine it. Make sure the prongs are secure and not bent. Make sure the cord has no breaks in the outer lining and there are no frays at the base of the gun where the cord attaches. Plug the glue gun into the electrical outlet. Allow the gun to heat at least 15 minutes so it reaches operating temperature. When the gun has heated at least 15 minutes, insert a glue stick as far as it will go without forcing it. Now pull the trigger until a small drop of hot glue forms on the tip of the gun. Practice gluing on the paper plate. Pull the trigger until a ball of glue forms on the plate. Release the trigger and quickly press the tip of the gun down onto the surface of the plate and pull it to the side. This will break the glue and stop it from stringing out when you pull it away. Continue practicing until you get the right amount of glue you want for the object you imagine using. When you pull the gun away, there may be a small string but this will break off easily. When you have the perfect amount of glue and only a tiny string forming when you pull away, you are ready for your project.
Plug the glue gun into an electrical outlet. Make sure it is placed in a secure place, away from flammable items. As the glue gun heats up, a little bit of glue might drip from the end so you won’t want to leave it on a wood table or on carpet. Insert a glue stick into the back of the glue gun. If the glue gun already has a glue stick in the chamber, keep a second one in reserve nearby. Gather the materials you want to glue together. Hot glue works exceptionally well on thick fabrics, dried flowers, Styrofoam, wood and plastics. Since it leaves a thicker residue, it is not the best choice for thin papers, fabrics and ceramics. Check to see if the glue in the gun has melted by squeezing the trigger slightly and touching the tip to a test piece of paper. If the glue comes out easily, the glue gun has heated up fully. If the trigger is hard to pull, wait a minute more for the gun to heat more completely. Pick up the glue gun and squeeze the trigger slightly while you draw a thin line on one side of the item to be glued. Immediately place the other object to be glued on the glue line, pressing firmly. Hold the two pieces together for about 15 seconds. Test to see if the item still holds when you remove one hand. Let the item set for a few minutes in order to “cure.” Once the glue has dried fully, use a fingernail to scrape away any of the excess glue.