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My Hobart handler 120 won't heat enough to weld. What are possible problems?

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If you are using solid wire, you need to use a shielding gas like Carbon Dioxide or Argon. Otherwise you will not get *********** and the wire will leave random blobs.

If you are using flux cored wire, you do not need the shield gas as the core is producing the gas shield.

This should remedy it.

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Handler 120 was design for sheetmetal welding. But if it does not weld at all, i will start cheking my ground clamp and terminal first. Won't weld nothing over 1/8" unless you use innershieldf wire, which requires less voltage to weld.

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