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Wire feed jammed on welder

Hi there,

You're trying to thread a new reel of wire on your welder, but it keeps getting hung up.

Happens sometimes when you're pushing on a rope. This may help you see it through.

You will need lineman pliers or some other type of heavy duty grippers

  • Release the drive wheels
  • Pull it back out from the spool side by manually turning the reel
  • Snip the end of the wire if it is at all bent.
  • Lay the feed hose out in a fairly straight line
  • Re-engage the drive wheels
  • Pull the feed trigger until the wire either makes it through or stalls
  • If it stalls, release the trigger and use the pliers to work the wire back and forth until the it clears the snag area. Try not to twist or kink the wire
  • Repeat the procedure until the wire has made it all the way through
That's about it

Best regards
Mike

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How do you fix a pull start


-Take the handle off the rope. You want to only have one knot in one end of the rope. (Of course, if the rope's already broken, you can skip this step ....)
-Get the reel and lay it facedown.
-Get the coil, and begin carefully winding it up so that it fits inside the grooved edge on the reel. BE PATIENT - this will take time.
-On the inside of the coil, there should be a little hook on the end of the coil. That hook matches one inside the pullstart cover when you put the two pieces together. The trick is to get the hook on the reel to catch the hook on the pullstart cover. CAREFULLY put the reel and coil inside the cover, and ***** the bolt in for a moment to hold it in place.
-Turn the pullstart reel clockwise until you feel the hooks catch each other. Feel some resistance? Good, that's what you want.
-Take the bolt back out, and reassemble the starter pawl assembly inside the pullstart, then put the bolt back in and tighten it.

You should now have a complete assembly, minus the pull rope. -Now, looking down into the pullstart, notice there is a hole in the reel off to one side. This is where your rope threads through. Grab the reel, and crank it around about .... four or five times, and try to get the hole in the reel lined up as close as possible with the outer hole in the pullstart cover. -Take your rope (you DID take the handle off first, right? Oh yeah, it broke off ...), and thread it through the reel, then through the outer hole in the cover. This will be a little tricky, as you need to be holding the reel so it doesn't unwind ...
-SLOWLY let the reel start to retract, but don't let it go all the way. Does it look like it's drawing the rope all the way back in? If so, great! If not, pull the rope back out, crank the reel around another turn, and try again.
-Once you have the reel set to where it will retract the rope all the way, thread on your handle and tie it off. You're done!

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wire is jamed about 14" in the feed HOW can I get it out tanks


Hi there,

Happens sometimes when you're pushing on a rope.
I'm assuming a new spool has just been mounted.

You will need lineman pliers or some other type of heavy duty grippers

  • Release the drive wheels
  • Pull it back out from the spool side by manually turning the reel
  • Snip the end of the wire if it is at all bent.
  • Lay the feed hose out in a fairly straight line
  • Re-engage the drive wheels
  • Pull the feed trigger until the wire either makes it through or stalls
  • If it stalls, release the trigger and use the pliers to work the wire back and forth until the it clears the snag area. Try not to twist or kink the wire
  • Repeat the procedure until the wire has made it all the way through
That's about it

Best regards
Mike

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my 220at keeps on burning back up into the tip? is


Hi James, There are a couple on things to check on, firstly there is usualy a clutch unit - a bolt- which is used to stop the reel spining on after release of the triger, if this is too tight, then the wire will burn back.
Secondly, check the front pannel for burn back control this alters the stick out of the wire.
thirdly, dont have the nozzle too close, 1/2 to 3/4" from the work would be good. lets know how you get on.
Ken

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How do I fix the pull rope on a push mower?


Did the rope break, or is it hung up? if it broke, you need to take off recoil cover and manually rewind spring until existing rope can be pulled through the cover to compress spring. use the same size of rope and feed new rope through hole with spring about fully wound. If hung up, you need to clean the cover that is on of the crank case top. Do not use oil because it will make the ball bearings seize up. is it a briggs or other? I explained procedures for a briggs.

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Wont coil back into its housing, so trimmer wont start. Has compression though


Hi, this a cut&paste from elswhere but it applies to your problem:
how to repair a recoil spring: whats missing is this, you should always wgear eye protection when dealing with springs of any kind.
remember safty first. :)

Remove the recoil shroud and take a look at the assembly.
You might have a broken spring or just a rope that has slipped out of the reel.
The spring usually breaks at one of the end tabs. If so, you will need to get a replacement spring and carefully wind that in, before re-assembling the rope reel. You might wish to replace the rope also, if it shows signs
of wear.

You will need to remove the entire cooling shroud. There should be 4 bolts on the sides. You might need to remove the fuel tank also. Pre-wind the recoil reel by hand [about 6 turns, to set the spring tension] and clamp it with Vise-Grip pliers. Remove the old rope. Thread
the new rope through the shroud housing eyelet and to the reel hub. Let the reel re-wind itself until it is full. If there is not enough spring tension you can wind it a couple of turns more by slipping the rope around
between the reel and shroud. Re-clamp the reel. Cut the rope to length and thread it though the handle. At all knots, burn and melt the rope with a
lighter to prevent untying. Re-assemble.
(special thanks to "Micheal"the author)

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