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I have a solar mig welder 2-175,when i turn on the machine the wire is hot.The drive rolls and the gas solenoid are not running until i pull the trigger

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  • ricksmachine Apr 28, 2009

    I have the same problem- and the welder cycles on and off at a steady rate. None of the controls have any effect except the heat range and it only changes the sound of the short circiut noise.

  • BobsHemi May 16, 2009

    Have either one of you fellas gotten a solution to this problem. Just today, my machine, a Solar 2.175 Model 117-011 is doing the same thing. The Wire is HOT all the time, and the welder appears to be working ok, but I don't want to burn the darn thing up. A solenoid of sime kind maybe....?



    Any help would be appreciated

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I found the solution to my problem. Willyboy695, My machine was working fine, but the wire was HOT all the time. Not a good scenario..and dangerous.

I contacted USAWeld on ebay. Jeff Nolan put me onto the problem, my RELAY, which is a solid state item, had gone bad. I replaced the relay, and the welder is up and running as it has for over 20 yrs. The relay, CRYDOM D2440 was replaced, and the unit on your machine may be a different number, but give this a try.

Jeff Nolan can be reached at:
Jeff Noland
HTP America, Inc.
1-800-USA-WELD
www.usaweld.com

I hope that helps.
BobsHemi

Posted on May 24, 2009

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