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My welder will only weld wide open.

The wire feed will adjust faster or slower but the amperage stays the same even if you adjust the knob up or down and it is welding at full power

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Hard to answer that question without a make and model of the welder.....

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SOURCE: power mig astro power 110 burns wire off at tip

I have the same welder. Worked well for 15 years until the drive bearing stopped spinning. I cleaned and oiled the bearing and it has been working like a coon on the farm since. Nice 120 volt welder....

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SOURCE: I have a Lincoln wire feed SP-200 welder and my

Try replacing the circuit breaker. They can/do get weak and tend to trip before they actually reach the rated limit.

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There can be a switch that makes the wire electrically "dead" so it can be fed through the liner. Also suitcase style welders have a sensor wire with a clamp that must be connected for the arc to be able to be struck.

Posted on Nov 24, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a hobart handler 120/90amp wire feed welder

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.

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SOURCE: my lincoln wire feed welder while welding,the weld

try changing the tip and make sure your ground connection is good on the steel and in the machine sometimes the ground wire in the machine comes loose

Posted on Nov 20, 2010

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