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Sounds like it is grounding out to it self and when it does that is the only time that the cable roller will move this is a century 110 volt wire feed model that worked just great and then all of a sudden after sitting for about 3 months just did not work the fan comes on then after about 30 seconds it just buzzes like it is welding something and the wires on the capacitor on the bottom actually move when it buzzs ?? Steve

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Remove the gun assembly with inner and outer liners cut the weld wire and then turn the machine on with a welding glove on hold the welding wire with he glove don't let it short out pull the trigger if it moves then the inner lining is wore out. If it still acts like a short raise the panel cover and see if the power feed bolts are tight. The most common problem is a worn liner, I own two of these welders and Work really great but have to replace the inside liner every 6 months due to failure of the inner liner. the Liner can be bought at any welding shop or you can order it straight from the company on line.

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Unplug the gun then turn of. this will eliminate the gun being bad. If it still continues check for obvious shorts to ground. If nothing obvious its probably a failing/failed control board.

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