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    Hello,

    Basically we've been hand taping for ages now and after our previous taping Bazooka got stolen before we had chance to use it, we've punted for a new one ( well 2nd hand ) hopefully to speed us up a bit .

    To cut a long story short we started a job today pumped the bazooka full of mud and when i flicked the clutch back over the mud wouldn't coat the paper tape , the plunger was not being drawn down , am i fogeting to do something ? or is the cable or whatever is attached to the plunger not working or snapped ? I manage to empty the bazooka by pushing the plunger down with my pole sander handel , i've now cleaned it all , waitig for your instructions ; )

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    You've established theres no blockage in the tube and you engaged the gear so if it's a new gun I doubt the cables broken so it has probably just come loose inside the head where it connects to the cable drum and truss head screw.

    You will have to take the top plate off, and if the cable pulls right out you will also have to take the bottom ring off also for access to the plunger from the bottom. The cable cant come loose at the bottom (on my brand anyway), but I have seen them break if the muds too thick. Re-attach or renew the cable and screw the plate and ring back on.

    Should only be a 10 minute job.
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    thanks the cable had broken next to the plunger , i removed bottom ring and unwound cable and reconnected it at the plunger end .

    thanks for the help

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