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When i press wire feed switch in gun motor only runs very short amount and stops no matter if wire or not

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Check your settings you may have the machine set to stitch welding

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SOURCE: Wire does not feed on MIG welder

my lincoln mig welder did the same exact thing!! I thought what you did, drive motor bad. But it wasn't, on mine there is a reset/breaker button, it's like a 25 amp fuse that can be reset, it was bad! so I took the 2 wires that went in and out of it and jumped them together (not advised) to see if it would work then. BINGO!! now I have to find replacement. Look inside for a fuse or some thing like that.
hope this helps, oh yeah, when I ask the mechanic at the welding store he said that drive motors rarely go bad!!

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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This could be caused by not enough pressure on the drive wheel. Try adjusting pressure as spelled out in you manual.

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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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!!
cheers rob

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Dont think you want to hook directly to 110 with the motor. I believe the motor runs on DC so I hooked up a battery charger to mine to see if motor was good.

Posted on Apr 18, 2010

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SOURCE: wire feed motor will not run even without the wire

Probably the bridge rectifier. I had a 120 and thats what happened to it...

Posted on May 18, 2010

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