Basically the trap has a design error in my opinion. Ran into this years ago when helping Carlis Stephens develop the two way trigger. The hole in the trigger is to large and allows the trigger to creel sideways (also to soft of metal I believe). Over time this will only get worse as the trigger wears In my opinion.
If it were me I would return the traps and get your money back and purchase a better trap that stays set right out of the box!
I got some the other day and they are fine. Seem like a good quality trap to me.
seems like an inconsistancy somewhere in production too. cuz some guys say theres are fine... at first... and fail over time. others have issues right out of the box... i PERSONALLY havent heard of a success story using them over time... but, then again they havent really been used by alot of people yet and maybe i just havent read any of the success posts that have been written.... who knows! what i DO know.. is i have read alot of peoples post of the issues they are having and i have steered clear of them.
I got a dozen try out this year. They worked well after I filed off the powder coating on the trigger and the dog just where they meet. They worked much better after that.
X2. Did that with some but not all of the dz. Work great love them. I will disclose I was originally setting them incorrectly which gave me problems. Once shown the correct way no issues with the powder coating. I was resting the dog in the slot, incorrect.