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On a 30A air cooled spool gun, why is the wire feed motor not turning?

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What machine is it hooked to. Could be the gun or the machine, or the cable between them.

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    When I push the trigger I lose my voltage to run the feed motor, the motor works with other power source

    Had the same problem with mine but mine isn't miller and don't know if your's is built the same but if you access the inside of the machine there's there's a large copper spool inside and that wire feed handle is powered through it. The connection heats up over time and becomes a short. I re spliced mine then soldered it and then cut piece of copper tubing and crimped it around the connection and soldered that as well.
    Corrected the problem and I tried pretty much all listed solutions other then this first. Tried the new liner in the torch, the new tip and clamping the wire feed assembly with a clamp instead of the tensioner. All failed. I stumbled on to the fix accidentally when I was trying to install a more heavy duty fan. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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    My wir burns up at the feed wheel before it goes to the sleve

    did you forget to reverse the wire .seems like I read that someplace . many newer ones thay added a switch for that purpose .

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    I never heard of a 50A spool gun, probably you meant 30A.

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    Clean and tighten connections both inside and outside unit.

    Check and secure lead connections to remote control.

    Be sure connection to work piece is clean and tight.
    Remove excessive coils from weld cables.

    If continues to be too high (hot) and can't control it, then you should send your machine to be checked that's probably a problem with the PC1 or PC2.

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    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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    Wheel will not turn at all my fan will come on and i pull the trigger and it wont turn it will just wine

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