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Wire wont feed through it jams

Whats the best way to clean out the welder hose bc i cant get the wire to feed through its jammed or soomethingit will only feed about a couple inchs of wire then stops completely

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Sounds like your "Feed Controller" is faulty. Or the sensor.

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Hi there,

You're trying to thread a new reel of wire on your welder, but it keeps getting hung up.

Happens sometimes when you're pushing on a rope. This may help you see it through.

You will need lineman pliers or some other type of heavy duty grippers

  • Release the drive wheels
  • Pull it back out from the spool side by manually turning the reel
  • Snip the end of the wire if it is at all bent.
  • Lay the feed hose out in a fairly straight line
  • Re-engage the drive wheels
  • Pull the feed trigger until the wire either makes it through or stalls
  • If it stalls, release the trigger and use the pliers to work the wire back and forth until the it clears the snag area. Try not to twist or kink the wire
  • Repeat the procedure until the wire has made it all the way through
That's about it

Best regards

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