Question about Welding Tools

1 Answer

Century wire feed welder

My 80GL spits, sputters and pops when trying to do any welding, can't run a bead and makes a mess! Any ideas?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Renaissance:

    An user who is expert in 3 categories / brands.

  • Master
  • 2,069 Answers

Sounds like you need to learn to weld

or Metal is way rusty or bad Ground or Amperage too high

Posted on Nov 21, 2013

4 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
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.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

wiringlunati
  • 576 Answers

SOURCE: I have a century 140 welder It does seem to have

That doesn't sound right. Double check your ground and the tip the wire feeds through -- if it is damaged/worn/burnt it will not transfer full power to the wire. After that, it would be time to check the connections from the transformer to the leads for dirt/loose connections.

Posted on Nov 29, 2009

  • 81 Answers

SOURCE: wire speed or heat problems

can you adjust your voltage settings? you may be welding on material that is thicker than what your machine is designed for. your ground clamp may be loose or dirty.
it should sound more like bacon frying than popcorn.

Posted on Apr 21, 2010

  • 1212 Answers

SOURCE: Wire feed speed problem

Check the speed control board's voltage from the fan. If you are below 20 volts, 1- oil the cooling fan bushings to see if that helps. Otherwise adding in a discrete 24 volt 1 ro 1.5 Amp "control" transformer and a 2 ohm 50 Watt resistor in place of the fan's 24 volt tap (it rarely gets to 24 volts) should bring your speed up.

This does assume the board is fully functional.

Posted on Dec 29, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Wire feed speed problem


Check the speed control board's voltage from the fan. If you are below 20 volts, 1- oil the cooling fan bushings to see if that helps. Otherwise adding in a discrete 24 volt 1 ro 1.5 Amp "control" transformer and a 2 ohm 50 Watt resistor in place of the fan's 24 volt tap (it rarely gets to 24 volts) should bring your speed up.

This does assume the board is fully functional.

Dec 27, 2011 | Welding Tools

1 Answer

When i go to run a bead the machine pops and then it shuts off


It shuts of because the machines over heats, or poor voltage.

Nov 22, 2010 | Lincoln Electric LE 83180 Century...

1 Answer

Welder will only weld for about three inches on high


If it won't push wire through gun you might need to tighten wire rollers, or check the liner for bad spots.

May 13, 2010 | Century 80GS Flux - Cored Wire Feed Welder

1 Answer

Weld arc not stable. Wire feeds, good ground,


Arc blow could be the cause! Put your ground on the work piece and weld away from it. If you weld toward a ground clamp the magnetic forces will blow your arc around sometime. When taking a cert this simple mistake can make or break ya on your cap or reinforcement beads.

May 09, 2010 | Hobart Handler 140 Mig Welder

1 Answer

Wire speed or heat problems


can you adjust your voltage settings? you may be welding on material that is thicker than what your machine is designed for. your ground clamp may be loose or dirty.
it should sound more like bacon frying than popcorn.

Apr 11, 2010 | Clarke Power Products Clarke 130EN...

1 Answer

Was welding and welder quit acking wire feed and gas still work i have a century pro wire welder model 170gs


Check earth wire has not become dislodged,
Pop the cover and check for burnt terminals, often overheating of the transformer can cook a terminal, easily cleaned up and replaced.

Mar 31, 2010 | Welding Tools

2 Answers

Weld arc not stable. Wire feeds, good ground, everything looks good, liner pulled and cleaned, new tip.


Try moving the tip closer to your work and try turning your wire speed down
Most people want to crank up the wire speed when it spits and sputters
Turn it down
See if this helps

Mar 16, 2010 | Hobart Handler 140 Mig Welder

1 Answer

I have a Hobart handler 120/90amp wire feed welder.When i try to weld,all i get is a small spark.I turn it off,turn it on and it does it again.The wire feed works good,it just sparks,but will not keep...


I have welded countless hours with Linde & Lincoln & even a few Hobarts & the only time that I ever had the same problem was when the ground connection either to the object I was welding, or the welding cable ground wasn't good & clean & tight. Same on stick welders also. I did develop the habit of grinding not only where I was preparing to weld, but where I was placing my ground clamp & that always provided a better "frying bacon" sound as I went along the business of pushing a bead. In a welder, the only other thing than that is involved is the step-up transformer and your wire. Hope this helps.

Feb 01, 2010 | Hobart Welding Tools

1 Answer

I have a century 140 welder It does seem to have any power. I'm using .023 wire with co2 gas and with the welder turn up as high as it goes the weld just beads up without any penetration and I was only...


That doesn't sound right. Double check your ground and the tip the wire feeds through -- if it is damaged/worn/burnt it will not transfer full power to the wire. After that, it would be time to check the connections from the transformer to the leads for dirt/loose connections.

Nov 18, 2009 | Welding Tools

Not finding what you are looking for?
Welding Tools Logo

Related Topics:

92 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Welding Tools Experts

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15441 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

74945 Answers

Bill Boyd

Level 3 Expert

40672 Answers

Are you a Welding Tool Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...