Question about Welding Tools
My 80GL spits, sputters and pops when trying to do any welding, can't run a bead and makes a mess! Any ideas?
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
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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
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
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