Milwaukee grease gun not right

valtraman

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My electric grease gun is playing up, will pump out grease no problem if not on a nipple, put it in a nipple and still sounds like pumping away but nothing or very little coming out, tried various different nipples and used old hand pump gun and there working fine . It’s not air locked or anything just can’t pump under load so to speak ???
 

ACEngineering

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Location
Oxon
My electric grease gun is playing up, will pump out grease no problem if not on a nipple, put it in a nipple and still sounds like pumping away but nothing or very little coming out, tried various different nipples and used old hand pump gun and there working fine . It’s not air locked or anything just can’t pump under load so to speak ???

Plastic gears broken or slipping. It's common fault.
 

ACEngineering

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Location
Oxon
Is it easy to fix ? It is pumping grease just not when on a nipple

Dont know, I dont own one for this reason as I always get blockages on customers nipples. Often stall out my Alemite 14volt dead, even blown the hose but 8 years on the first one now given to a friend and I replaced it with same again 18 month ago only newer type lithium battery.

Alemite is also a nice shape I think. But for everything else cordless I guess you can call me a Milwaukee fanboy🙄

You can search the model for parts on c j Sinclair website and I think over on the Milwaukee thread someone is saying they used Ryobi gears in theres but I cant confirm they will suit yours or not, remember there is 12v and 18volt Milwaukee dont know if both use same gears or not.
 

Nav man

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Arable Farmer
Location
gloucestershire
Assuming gun is not faulty, I had the same issue 12 months ago, spoke with both Milwauke and cartridge manufactures as issue was effecting 3 separate guns. Both are fully aware that there is an ongoing issue with certain brands of grease and are not compatible with the gun. Milwaukee told me to buy grease from Europarts! as a solution but i have since found the jcb branded ones work fine. The only observation is the ones which work are a tight fit in the tube and take some lining up to push in and difficult to get out when empty. The ones which don't work so well are the morris made ones which i understand account for majority of grease made for various supplies under their own brand names in UK. Morris changed the design around the same sort of time so you might find old stock work but new ones don't. Hope this helps!
 

Nav man

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Arable Farmer
Location
gloucestershire
Now you’ve said that I had trouble with cheap grease cartridges they didn’t fit tight enough
That’s probably your problem. If you look at top of cartridge (small hole end) you will see Morris changed the design if you compare with some old stock aswell. This is how you can tell if they will work before buying them. Measure the diameter of tubes, you will be amazed at the differences. I g’tee if you speak with a Milwaukee rep they will know all about this. If you can find someone with some 2 year old stock then they will more than likely work regardless who made them.
 

Nav man

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Arable Farmer
Location
gloucestershire
Just found the reply from Morris.
 

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bravheart

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Location
scottish borders
Dont know, I dont own one for this reason as I always get blockages on customers nipples. Often stall out my Alemite 14volt dead, even blown the hose but 8 years on the first one now given to a friend and I replaced it with same again 18 month ago only newer type lithium battery.

Alemite is also a nice shape I think. But for everything else cordless I guess you can call me a Milwaukee fanboy🙄

You can search the model for parts on c j Sinclair website and I think over on the Milwaukee thread someone is saying they used Ryobi gears in theres but I cant confirm they will suit yours or not, remember there is 12v and 18volt Milwaukee dont know if both use same gears or not.
Got a price for an Alemite after reading on here how good you thought they were. Just as well I was sitting down cause I would've needed to take out a second mortgage to be able to buy one. Milwaukee OK bit messy and pricey but could have had a couple with batteries and change for the price of the Alemite.
They must be very good and bombproof at that price.
 

ACEngineering

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Location
Oxon
That’s probably your problem. If you look at top of cartridge (small hole end) you will see Morris changed the design if you compare with some old stock aswell. This is how you can tell if they will work before buying them. Measure the diameter of tubes, you will be amazed at the differences. I g’tee if you speak with a Milwaukee rep they will know all about this. If you can find someone with some 2 year old stock then they will more than likely work regardless who made them.

Didnt like the old design anyway, for several years now i have avoided all cartridges that do not have a solid lip or ring at the top of the tube to prevent it getting stuck in the barrel. Fuches grease carts have a full lip and so do smith and Allen. I will never buy ones with the notches at the top again.
 

ACEngineering

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Location
Oxon
Got a price for an Alemite after reading on here how good you thought they were. Just as well I was sitting down cause I would've needed to take out a second mortgage to be able to buy one. Milwaukee OK bit messy and pricey but could have had a couple with batteries and change for the price of the Alemite.
They must be very good and bombproof at that price.

the 14v with 1 lithium battery is all have have and need, its about the same price as the m18 milwaukee with 2 batteries i think.

only need 1 battery, it lasts several cartridges and had a meter on it so you can plan when to charge it anyway. the other Alemite guns like the 20volt ones are all pointless in my opinion, more expensive and dont do anything different.

This is my second alemite 14volt now and the only break down i had with the first was a blown hose were i kinked it and the batteries were ni cad and needed replacing so for a few years more i ran it off cheap ryobi batteries although it was down on pressure/power with them. The guy i gave it too loves it and uses a lot. The optional pressure relief valve/tap is a must have and that's not an option on the milwaukee, means you can release the pressure in the hose to get the coupler off if you have a blocked solid nipple.

I have loads of milwaukee stuff and wanted to like there grease gun but its not a patch on the alemite.
 

dave mountain

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Livestock Farmer
never used an alamite, but i had this problem with the milwaukee so bought the dewalt 18v to replace, miles better quality than the milwaukee, but it is slightly more expensive.
 

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