fixing a broken 1500

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Re: fixing a broken 1500

Postby jja » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:03 am

good, hopefully he can get it working for you.

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Re: fixing a broken 1500

Postby icecrystal » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:57 pm

I still have the other 1500 that needs attention.

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Re: fixing a broken 1500

Postby icecrystal » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:23 pm

got a reply from the repair guy.

"I've had a look at the soaker for you. The main leak is coming from the mechanism in the photos, the part that pulls back and opens the valve to let the water out. There's a orange rubber piece on the stem which I think acts as a stop, to prevent damage to the reservoir from people pulling tight in the trigger, that said, the damage is likely due to the metal rod wearing away the plastic tube."


I have included the photos he took. Can the orange bit be fixed/replaced? The really concerning thing is that the other 1500 leaks from the nozzle as well but it still fires where as this one doesn't. I hope I am not doomed to forever recieve broken soakers.
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Re: fixing a broken 1500

Postby soakinader » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:54 pm

Just thought I would point you at this post:

viewtopic.php?f=125&t=6816&p=61335#p61335

Unfortunately I have either lost the pictures and/or the original repair thread for my CPS 1500, you're going to need some machinist's tools (Tap + drill press at the very least) to make a new hole in the firing pin. Plus a cauter pin, and a new o ring to replace the old worn out one - and no more leak!

It is a bit of a pain but I have done it twice and I still have both CPS 1500's in working order.

Oh, and once on a CPS 2500 as well. Forgot about that one:
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Re: fixing a broken 1500

Postby icecrystal » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:26 pm

did you remove the firing pin? I thought that doing so would permernatly disable the soaker beyond fixing!

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Re: fixing a broken 1500

Postby soakinader » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:14 am

Yes, I removed the firing pin. I cut/ground off the end of the pin to remove the whole assembly through the firing chamber. That's why I had to drill a hole and insert a cauter pin in the end (that's the little hairclip looking thing at the end holding the whole thing together).

Every single super soaker I fixed this way had the same problem- that tiny, tiny little o ring inside wore out and with the seal blown, the gun leaked like crazy out of the firing chamber. Replace the o ring and lubricate, gun works like brand new. The real problem is that there is no way to replace the o ring without removing the firing pin. I came up with a solution to that problem. Cost me a few nickels worth of parts out of a large box of assorted size o rings and another box of cauter pins (thank you princess auto!)

You can see the tiny little black o ring in this photo.
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Re: fixing a broken 1500

Postby marauder » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:34 am

That is an awesome fix. I may need to do this to my 2000 which is pump shooting. The firing valve won't seal all the way I guess.
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Re: fixing a broken 1500

Postby jja » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:02 pm

Yeah that is the O-ring i referred to in my 1st post in this thread, seem Its a massive pain to get to. @soakinader - great fix!

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Re: fixing a broken 1500

Postby soakinader » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:26 am

You have probably seen the other thread but I'm posting this here anyways:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsm8gFCz4
This is the firing valve repair on good ol' CPS 1500 number 2. Or maybe it is number 3? It's the second repair I've done like this on a 1500, anyways.
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