20 Most Recent Clarke Power Products Clarke 130EN Wirefeed Welder - 110 Volts, 130 Amps, Model# WE6523 Questions & Answers

Your rectifier is going bad.

Clarke Power... | Answered on Oct 18, 2013

Can use argon/co2 mix or CO2 the wire usually has the gas named on the lable

Clarke Power... | Answered on Aug 19, 2012

i put a new motor on the welder an i have 9 to 12 vote coming to the motor but the motor wont run all works but the motor

Clarke Power... | Answered on Jul 14, 2012

Check internal fuses and breakers first. Then see if the contactors are closing. If they are not check the 24 volt contacter for coil continuity. If that is okay, check for voltage at the wire feed motor with an analog meter. Put it in a plstic bag and tape the bag where the test leads come out- there is a big magnet in the movement. Keep the meter in the bag to protect it, but check the motor to see if it is seeing power impulses from the control board. If it is not gettin pulsed power when trigger is pressed, suspect a failure of the SCRs on the control board.

Clarke Power... | Answered on Feb 08, 2012

More then likely you have a shorted component (positive or hot wire to ground). Verify that the gun/trigger assembly is in good shape and has no broken wires that are touching the ground or case (may have to disassemble). Thats the easiest thing to check, everything else is inside the unit and will take more sophisticated knowledge and equipment to diagnose.

Clarke Power... | Answered on Nov 09, 2011

Yes one is hot (blk) and one neutral (wht). In most cases the two hots won't matter as long as the ground is correct.

Clarke Power... | Answered on Nov 09, 2011

Here's a link for an universal tweco gun. Tweco consumables area available everywhere.

Clarke Power... | Answered on Nov 09, 2011

Go to your nearest Praxair store and ask for a tweco mini gun with a clarke adapter. Tweco accesories are available at all welding stores.

Clarke Power... | Answered on Nov 09, 2011

Hi well if it is blowing fuses and you are using it on a suitable circuit breaker, a FUSE really isn't suitable, unless a special Motor type slow blow fuse, etc esspecially with this much current draw, anyway if this is occurring the device must be short circuiting after it arc's, accordingly i would imagine that one or more of the output semiconductors, is shorting at this time, the only way to fix this will be to replace these semis? & possibly the drive circuit too? It's impossible to actually tell without actually examining the unit as i am sure you must understand?
However DIY in reality isn't really practical, unless you can obtain a service and repair manual, and then you maybe able to isolate and repair the unit, however in my experience the very best thing you can do is take it to a professional and get a "Quote" as top prospective costings and go from there? This way at least you will know what's wrong and how much it will cost, it may even be that replacement is better than repair in any event.

Clarke Power... | Answered on Oct 13, 2011

Here's Clarke's owners manuals web site, just choose your model and download it.
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Clarke Power... | Answered on Sep 24, 2011

The insulation of the nose has broken down and the weld current should be going through the wire, not the nose bushing. There are several possibilities, but the most common would be a worn EXPENDABLE nose sleeve (usually copper) that the wire exits through and should be conducting a large portion of the current to the wire. These pieces are expendable and are available at your welding supply house. The hole wears to the point that the wire doesn't contact it adequately.

Clarke Power... | Answered on Sep 18, 2011

Just make sure that if you are using an extension cable between your machine and the power outlet, this cable is at least a 12 gauge size, if you are using a 14 or 16 it's too small to handle the amps.
Other point is to check that your breaker is 20 or 30 Amp capacity.
Hope this help.

Clarke Power... | Answered on Sep 09, 2011

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