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I have 3 welders with same problem. Rod burns up inside of rod but not burning flux .bought new rod same thing,doesnt seem to matter how hot,still same

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it sounds as though there is a fault with the rectifier. In which case you'd need to take it to a repair shop to get it repaired properly

Posted on Jun 14, 2011

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Generator works fine. How ever when welding it will barely burn the rod.


The transformer may have a shorted winding which will reduce the voltage. A blown rectifier will do the same. Loose or corroded cable end at the welder also will impede the current to the rod. Check the current selector switch for burned contacts too.

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Very little power at wire


try to use bare .032 wire and co2 shielded gas, If the equipment does not have a gas solenoid you may have to wire a solenoid to the trigger mechanism to get the gas to flow while the wire is feeding. The bare wire usually copper coated burns much hotter than the flux core when there is a gas shield. Also a .032 bare wire with a gas shield burns a a lower amp range and will get better penetration.

You may have to experiment with the feed rate and gas flow to get the correct setting, but the bare wire has a lot less resistance to current flow than the flux core and will burn a lot hotter when you use a gas shield.

At 115 vac there is not a lot of amperage left to create an arc and run the feeder and the rest of the unit , and the flux core wire takes a lot of amperage to burn both the wire and the flux . .

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It will strike an arc but has no power to burn a rod doesnt matter how small new or old rod is.only has 150 hrs on it


it sounds as though there is a fault with the rectifier. In which case you'd need to take it to a repair shop to get it repaired properly

May 29, 2011 | Lincoln Ranger 250 Gxt Welder Generator...

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WHEN I TRY STRIKE AN ARC WITH A ROD YOU HAVE TO HIT IT 5 OR 6 TIMES TO GET IT TO WELD ITS HARD TO KEEP IT GOING BUT AFTER 4 OR 5 SECONDS IT WILL BURN LIKE NORMAL (USING PROPER AMPERAGE)


Is this on new rods as well as one's you'be been already welding with? Depending on rod types, some will "flux over" the end, after welding insulating the tip. When you're welding at a low setting, with a small rod, sometimes it is hard to start an arc. A 7018 rod is a good example of this. Strike the rod like a woodden match, or drag it on the metal, to expose the rod. It also depends on your welder. Some have settings to help start an arc and then control the current. Older transformer welders arn't that smart and are less forgiving on low current thin metal settings.

Jul 02, 2010 | Lincoln Ranger 250 Gxt Welder Generator...

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Traegger Heating Problem


Make sure the hot rod is plugged into the correct connector. The hot rod plug has a purple dot or mark on it and it plugs into the lead with the purple wire. If this is correct, maybe the hot rod is burned out. If so call Treager and have them send you a new one as it should be under warrenty.

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I am using flux core wire. The wire comes out. I


Is your grab rollers tight? Is it a new liner in the lead? If you are using .035 wire you can use a .045 tip. I generally use one size larger then what is required. You have a lot less problems that way. When you use flux core wire on most wirefeeds you have to reverse your positive and negative leads inside of the welder I assume you did that? If there is any moisture inside of the liner it can stick because it is grounding out when you start to weld.

Sep 11, 2009 | Welding Tools

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Have a 120 volt 70 amp stick welder what gauge or stick type do i use


1/16th stick to 3/32nd.
3/32nd being the maximum. Don't use 3/32 for an extended period of time, or you can burn up that welder. (Even if it has a fan. If it doesn't have a fan built-in, I invite you to put a house box fan, close to the ventilation slots for the welder)

I would also recommend using 6011 rod. It's a mild steel rod, and is excellent to begin with. Usually used for filling, and medium strength situations. It does splatter, be aware of that.

Not trying to give you a tutorial on beginning welding, but would like to offer some tips:

1.Make sure the ground clamp has a good, clean surface it's clamped to. If not, it will be very hard to get the rod started, and also to keep it going. (Makes bad welds too)

2.Start with a B U T T weld. (Had to type it that way do to censorship of certain words)
That's laying two pieces of metal next to each other, and laying a bead in-between them. Easiest thing to start with. Go to corner welds next, (Two pieces together at a 90 degree angle), then try Uphill welds.

3.Shield flipped up on helmet, welder on. Lay the rod past the area you are going to start on. Past the metal edge. Lay the ->flux coating of the rod on the edge of the metal piece. The tip of the rod is past the metal edge by at least two inches.

This way you are lined up to begin the weld. Then flip your shield down, draw the rod back, until the tip of the rod touches the metal. Once the arc starts, lift the rod up a little to get the correct height, and keep that arc going.

4.Watch the PUDDLE, not the arc! You are watching the melted metal in front of the arc. You need to see how that puddle is doing, in order to compensate by bringing the rod closer, or further away.

5.Use a Zig-Zag pattern to begin with. Keep the Zig-Zag close to each other, until you are comfortable enough to make a longer pattern. Watch the penetration. Good penetration is the key, not a pretty weld.

6.Use the proper safety equipment. If the welding helmet lens has a tiny little scratch, you will burn your eyes. NO fun, believe me!
You won't know it until you wake up the next day with your eyes swelled shut!

Cover your arms, and use welding gloves. Welders give can give you a radiation burn, worse than a bad sunburn. NEVER just start welding a little with No welding helmet. Welding goggles are for the birds, or Acetylene welding!

Be safe, have fun welding!

Sep 02, 2009 | Welding Tools

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Flux wire on Dual Mig Welder not feeding.


Change the contact tip.This is the most common problem. The tip gets burned and keeps the wire from feeding. You should always have extra tips on hand.

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Inverter stick welder welding rod sputters and sticks


It sounds like the rod that you're using is too big. If it is a 110 volt machine, and you're using a 1/8 rod...Then the rod is too big. Try a 3/32 rod.

Jul 14, 2009 | Welding Tools

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