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I can't feed wire all the way through to gun assembly. I can push wire from the gun end in farther than where the wire stops when feeding it through forward.

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Try rotating the gun when pushing or it looks like ya need a new liner

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When gun trigger is pulled, do the drive wheels turn? If they aren't, pull the trigger again; do you hear anything within the machine (contactors closing, gas solinouds opening, any clicking, etc.) that would indicate the trigger circuit is functional?
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check the tension on the spool - is it free to rotate ( but not so free it over-runs when you release the trigger)
check the tension on the drive wheels - are they turning and slipping on the wire?
Do you have the correct drive wheels for the wire size? if you're using .8 wire, you need to be using .8 drive wheels (or the .8 grooves if you have multiple grooves.
is there a kink in the liner? pull out the liner (remove the whole gun attachment, usually the liner will slide out from the end where it attaches to the welder). Blow out the liner with an airgun while you're at it as they fill up with crud.
When you reassemble the gun, slide a lenght of wire up the cord and check that you can push it all the way in freely.
Then when you rig the welder, leave the tensioner off the drive rollers, and push the wire into the gun by hand. you'll feel if there are any tight spots ( usually caused by kinks in the liner).
once you've rigged it, clamp the drive rollers shut and adjust the tension until they feed the wire smoothly. (leave the contact tip off the gun when you rig it as the tolerances are so fine that even the small flattening of the wire where you cut it will usually prevent it from feeding into the tip. Once it feeds properly, reshape the cut end of the wire and attach the tip (don't force it over the wire or you' ll just damage it)

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I have a lincoln sp-175plus, when trying to weld it the arc just melts the wire and it balls up at the end. I also put a new contact tip in. As well sometimes the wire feed just stops. I then press...


Your drive tension is too light. There are rollers that the wire feeds through and they need to be tightened. They should push the wire through the gun but slip if you put the tip against a solid object and pull the trigger. If they do not slip, they will jam your gun. Give the tensioner another turn.

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Does it have a feed adjuster ? its like a clamp over the wheel that applie pressure to the wire in order to push it through the line!
always deburr the line when feeding it into the tube!!
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I have a miller 180 autoset that does not feed the wire


If your welder is less than 3 years old your local Miller authorized service center will repair it for FREE. They can also check the serial number of your welder over the phone to see if it is still in warranty. For goodness sake DON'T tell them you've been mucking around inside the welder or they won't be able to help you.
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