Question about Welding Tools
Sometimes dirt builds up at the beginning of the liner, at the drive. Eventually the dirt jams in there so much that it gets very hard to push the wire through it. Carefully cut the wire between the spool and the drive and secure it to the spool through a hole, so it doesn't unspool into a bird nest, then disengage the drive roller, the wire should pull out of the tip freely. If you feel resistance when you pull it out, either there is dirt at the beginning of the liner, or the contact tip is causing resistance. Without the wire in the drive, turn on the machine and try it watching the drive. Does the drive work freely now? Does it change speed with the rheostat? If its a problem with dirt, this is what I do, after you get the wire threaded back through the drive, liner and contact tip, and everything is working, take a small clean cotton rag and simply tie it around the migwire between the spool and the drive, in a way that the drive can't **** it in. This will constantly clean any dust/dirt off the wire before it goes through your expensive drive and liner. Whenever you change the spool, change the rag. Hope this helps, and please post your results.
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jun 06, 2014 | Hobart Handler 140 Mig Welder
Oct 29, 2011 | Hobart Handler 140 Mig Welder
Aug 22, 2011 | Hobart Handler 140 Mig Welder
Jan 05, 2011 | Hobart Handler 140 Mig Welder
Jan 05, 2010 | Hobart Handler 140 Mig Welder
Dec 06, 2009 | Hobart Handler 140 Mig Welder
Oct 04, 2009 | Hobart Handler 140 Mig Welder
Sep 23, 2009 | Hobart Handler 140 Mig Welder
Jan 15, 2009 | Hobart Handler 140 Mig Welder
459 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!