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Why won't a 30A air-cooled spool gun feed wire?

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Could be the welder, the gun motor, the wiring, ect. Does the drive roll turn without any pressure?

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No problem,email, write or phone for this information, Miller personel are very obliging as are most Welding manufacturers.

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about the only thing to do is take the gun of the unit ,place it straight in line on the floor or bench and try to hand feed the wire back the other way.good luck,this will be a lucky thing if it works.i dont understand how the wire broke off in the first place.

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SOURCE: wire feed not working wire feeds through the

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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Posted on Aug 15, 2009

SOURCE: When I press on the welding gun trigger the wire

Sounds like the wire driver circuit, or drive or motor is faulty. Probably a blow driver transistor or chip. But may be a motor brushes if it has any?

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