View Full Version : Sputtering Spyder

04-23-2007, 04:40 PM
hey i got a nondescript spyder and all it does when i fire it is fire sputter then uncock. i have reoiled all the parts and it still does not work PLEASE HELP ME!!!

04-23-2007, 04:44 PM
Sounds like your not getting enough pressure to operate it. Might be your tank, is it full?

04-23-2007, 04:48 PM
just had it filled saturday is still 3/4 full its really annoying its like a bloody pump paintballgun except you pull it

04-23-2007, 04:50 PM
Its your trigger frame on tightly? Maybe its loose and the sear isn't catching the striker.

Also inspect the sear and striker for wear.

Do you have any upgrades? or is there a regulator on it?

04-23-2007, 05:00 PM
it doesnt have any upgrades and the trigger was screwed on tight. the sear and striker have no or little wear on them

04-23-2007, 05:05 PM
Anyway I could see a picture? It may or may not help.

04-23-2007, 05:07 PM
Try raising the velocity a little bit.

04-23-2007, 05:13 PM
it does the same thing. :(

04-23-2007, 05:35 PM
Did you inspect the striker o ring and lube it too?
Lower tube pressure recocks your Spyder, and leaks in the lower tube cause these problems....the possibilities:
Striker O Ring...defective or dry
Valve Body O Rings....defective or dry
Contamination...paint or shell fragments in lower tube
Low Pressure in supply tank or from regulator
Poor spring combination...valve stays open too briefly (low velosity is the clue here)
It is most likely one of these...let us know.

04-23-2007, 06:21 PM
i have checked everything and none of those are the problem.

04-23-2007, 06:25 PM
Then I suggest you start by replacing both valve body o rings and the striker o ring reguardless of how they look....
Did it fire right for you before or did you get like this?

Hob Hayward
04-23-2007, 06:41 PM
Also, pictures are always a big help. Make sure the striker buffer isn't in front of the striker and that you haven't put the valve in backwards. Those are easy mistakes to make.

04-23-2007, 08:05 PM
Bad cupseal?

04-28-2007, 03:59 PM
i replaced all the o rings and oiled them up and after sputtering several times it finally worked. Thanks all for your input and help. :)