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My new craftsman wire feed welder works great with flux core but it runs real bad with hard wire and everthing is set up correct

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Please contact the manufacturer on this.

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SOURCE: wirefeed slips, i have the correct size o.9mm flux

It sounds like the feed spool is too loose or worn out.There should be a tension adjustment. What wire size are you using? On those off brands they usually use .035. and make sure the spool is not dragging. The wire spool also has a tensioner, or should have, in the center. Good luck.

Posted on Jun 07, 2009


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SOURCE: Campbell Hausfield wire welder feeds after trigger release!

has it done this before some wire feed welders the cheaper ones have hot switches mean that push wire all the time stuped i know but if it is not a hot switch than it is making contact some how and it could be inside the wip check it as best you can or take the wip in to where you got it from

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a lincoln 140 pro mig welder.I am useing 35

Your Linner of the gun could have a kink in it.

Posted on Feb 19, 2011


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If you are using flux core wire you need to switch the polarity of the machine. With flux core wire, your ground clamp becomes positive (lead) and your gun the ground. All you need to do is switch the cables above the feed rolls.

That will take care of the problem

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Posted on Mar 21, 2011


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SOURCE: I have a 110 welder

sounds like theres a problem with the transformer/diode assy. thats where your weld current comes from. if your inclined, remove the cover you will see a wire wound transformer with a diode or rectifier assy. look at the wire leads, some have tube insulation over them . inside the tube insulation you will most likey find an inline thermal protecter either soldiered or crimped . you can remove it and get a new one through an electronics supply co. you can also look on the circuit board for a fuse there also may be soldered. or worst case, board or diode assy is burnt . hope this helps .

Posted on Jul 06, 2011

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If you are using flux core wire you need to switch the polarity of the machine. With flux core wire, your ground clamp becomes positive (lead) and your gun the ground. All you need to do is switch the cables above the feed rolls.

That will take care of the problem

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