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

I am using flux core wire. The wire comes out perfect until I contact the work piece. I cold stand there and feed the whole spool of wire through it no problem. as soon as I contact the work piece the wire immediatle sticks inside the whip. I tried a bigger brass tip with the whole in it but still the same problem. I am also using the anti splatter paste. The wire seems to stick inside the coil in the whip.

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Make sure your wire speed is not to slow when you strike an arc. When it is, it will usually burn off right at the contact tip

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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.

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