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Signature 2nd stage dive/predive selector is sticking

Discussion in 'Deep 6 Outfitters' started by TooManyHobbies, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. TooManyHobbies

    TooManyHobbies Divemaster Candidate

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    Like the title says, the switch is sticking a lot these days. I didn’t move it enough while I was cleaning it my first few dives and now I appear to be paying the price. The adjustment knob still turns smoothly.

    Is there anything I can do to clean this up beyond running fresh water over it and moving it a lot?
     
  2. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    take it apart, clean it up, lube the o-ring on it, and pay better attention to it...

    removing the whole air barrel assembly intact isn't too hard, and doesn't change anything with the tune....
     
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  3. TooManyHobbies

    TooManyHobbies Divemaster Candidate

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    Is there a graphic or video I could check out to make sure I do it right?
     
  4. Diver below 83

    Diver below 83 Regular of the Pub

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    Need to make sure to always move that lever after a dive. Can try soaking in warm water for a bit if you don’t want to take them apart
     
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  5. TooManyHobbies

    TooManyHobbies Divemaster Candidate

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    Soaking as we speak
     
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  6. VE7DAC

    VE7DAC Regular of the Pub

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    A warm water soak did the trick for me when I had the same issue.
     
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  7. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    On their Website, they make their service manual available to the public: Service Manual

    IIRC, you have more complex toys you already play with....
     
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  8. TooManyHobbies

    TooManyHobbies Divemaster Candidate

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    Thank you! Indeed I do. Good memory.

    Just want to make sure I have a good start with my equipment. It's very important to me, and anyone who I may need to share with.
     
  9. RIHappyDiver

    RIHappyDiver Barracuda

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    I third the soaking. I was having the same problem the first summer I had my regs. Gave them a good soak and moved the selector knob, as well as the Venturi knob, a lot, which helped both. Now I make sure they get twisted during soaks and have never had a repeat problem.

    Erik
     
  10. RIHappyDiver

    RIHappyDiver Barracuda

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    The moral of the story is this; always play with your knob during a good soak.

    (Sorry, couldn’t pass that one up)
     

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