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Glue won't come out when heated up. The stick seems to have melted inside the gun. Now the insides are stuck together. I was using a 115V receptacle. Just read directions with gun, says to use a 120V receptacle. Could this be the problem

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That may have been the problem. you can remove the glue with acetone (nail polish remover) if possible

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put a towel over the glue and iron over the towl. the glue will melt and the towel will soak it up. That works for other things like crayons also.

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

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You'll have to look at the plug all the way to the heating element. It's possible it's melted, also it might be that the iron has poor contact with the wires attaching to it. Does it have any temperature control? Any thing that is in between the wires from the plug to the iron of glue gun might be shot.


Posted on May 16, 2009

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SOURCE: glue stick is stuck in glue gun and can't be

Make sure you plug in the gun so glue is soft if gun not getting hot the you have another problem

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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SOURCE: I can' get the glue stick out of the glue gun

No need for concern. Just leave it there and then the next time you use it push a new one in as needed.
I haven't met a glue gun yet where you can take out the last remnants of glue stick.
If you prefer to remove it try this:
take a paper clip and straighten it (any thin,metal object will work) Heat the glue gun,unplug it,and then heat the end of the paper clip with a lighter/candle.
Insert it into the end that you load from,sticking it into the glue stick. Wait a short time and then pull the paper clip out. The glue stick should come out with it.
I find it easier to leave the glue stick in as I said,but it's your choice.

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Hello,

There is a glue build up inside. Most likely in the feeding mechanism, try to heat it up, the unplug, and use like a paper rolled up to try to remove some of the glue. :)

Posted on Apr 03, 2010

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