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My handler 125 has been setting in the garage unused a year or two. i just turned it on and it doesnt try to feed the wire out. any ideas?

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If you can see the tip of the wire, grab it with a plier, and pull. If it comes out easily, you need to adjust the tension on the feed wheel under the cover a little bit. Do NOT touch that adjustment with power on unless you are wearing good gloves, even then there is still a danger of shock as that is the point the secondary of the transformer ties to.

If it does not come out, open the cover,and look at the tension on the feed wheel- if it spins and no feeding, the welding wire may be jammed up or corroded to the liner of the handle. If it is all bunched up and tangled, that in itself may be the problem.

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