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Where soldering irons have a heating element that heats a copper or alloy tip; in a soldering gun, the tip is also the heating element. Most soldering guns are hot enough to solder in less than 5 seconds and cool enough to touch in less than a minute. Soldering guns are ideal for the typical home electrical job like connecting speakers or installing automotive accessories. These jobs often have only a few connections to solder so a soldering gun can be a real time saver.

Milwaukee Tool... | Answered on Oct 10, 2018


Symptom indicates fuel starvation but it is best to use something to verify the spark keeps sparking as it dies. If the spark is ok and the spark plug colour is fairly normal and not black and wet, indicating flooding or excess oil, it would be wise to assume fuel starvation and clean out the system thoroughly.

Welding Tools | Answered on Oct 08, 2018


will not be service separately
junk it and get a new one before it explodes in your hand

Welding Tools | Answered on Oct 04, 2018


The relay/contactor seems to be stuck.
It is the thing with moving contacts and a coil.

It is in the circuit as the power comes into the unit.

Miller Welding... | Answered on Oct 03, 2018


There are 4 bolts holding the generator to the engine and the rotor fits to the crankshaft with a taper. The long bolt going through the generator shaft will have to be removed to take the washers off the bolt. Screw the long bolt all the way back in but lacking about 1/8" from touching the shaft.

Bump the end of the long bolt with a 2-6 lb. hammer a few times to release the taper. After this, you are home free, just a bunch of other bolts and wires.
Be sure to mark all of those wires.

Welding Tools | Answered on Oct 02, 2018


I would say there is no electrical contact on that setting. Check this first. Good Luck Friend.

Lincoln Welding... | Answered on Oct 02, 2018


With make and model # you may be able to go online and contact Harbor Freight Tools. They were distributers of Chicago Electric, and may be able to help you with your needs. Good Luck Friend.

Welding Tools | Answered on Oct 02, 2018


Look up the company online with make and model #. The company should be able to help you. Good Luck Friend.

Inverter Welding... | Answered on Oct 02, 2018


Something is shorting out in your machine. First you will have to find the short. Good Luck Friend.

Welding Tools | Answered on Oct 02, 2018


I have found that most of you local hardware stores have switches. I usually go to ACE.
I have replaced switches in coffee pots and that's where I have found the switches I replaced.

Welding Tools | Answered on Oct 02, 2018


What make and model is your welder? I don't how familiar you are with the inner workings of the generator and its controls. Depending on the hours, age/generation and make, it may be something simple. I need more information to better help. Does your machine have "Auto Idle"? The machine idles unless you strike an arc? How is the battery for motor? This machine may need to go in for diagnostics and repair. At this point pulling the cover and inspecting fuses, wiring, connections is a good start. Look for something that may be damaged, corroded, chewed, over heated, shorted or frayed.

Welding Tools | Answered on Sep 30, 2018

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