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Not really.
You can purchase aluminum stick electrodes, but they generally don't work that well.
You will find it best just for steel.

Hobart Welding... | Answered on May 09, 2017

look for short inside unit,start at breaker and work your way back.

Hobart Welders... | Answered on Apr 07, 2017

Any welding supply store should be able to get you one. It comes from Miller.

Hobart Welding... | Answered on Apr 07, 2017

I assume it is a low voltage tap off the welders generator that supplies voltage for welding.

Hobart Welding... | Answered on Nov 01, 2016

The weld wiring burning doesn't meant the transformer is good, it only means you have shorted hot to ground and thats what happens when hot touches ground it heats and melts. I would start by looking for a schematic for you welder. Check and making sure your getting good power to the power supply, relay(s) first. Also you can ohm out the transformer and check for the proper resistance but without the schematic/wiring diagram I can't say what the specs are. Normally on these the power comes in to the switch and then to the relay(s) which send power to the fan, and then splits to the trigger which allows power to the transformer, wire feed motor etc. But without the diagram your just shooting in the dark.

Hobart Handler... | Answered on Aug 10, 2016

Locate your locale Hobart welding distributer, or contact hobart, the are nice people and will give you all the avice you need.

Hobart Handler... | Answered on May 02, 2016

Sounds like you have the wrong polarity in your machine. If you are using flux core wire, make sure to connect your ground clamp to the positive side and your gun to the negative side. Dial the right voltage and wire speed according to wire size and metal thickness.Let me know if this help.

Hobart Handler... | Answered on May 02, 2016

bad ground connect , either on the job, at the cable ends or in the machine

Hobart Welding... | Answered on Mar 12, 2016

Maybe blew a fuse . maybe malfuncttion. i would contact company for proper assistance.
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Hobart Airforce... | Answered on Mar 03, 2016


I would recommend replacing the electrode, and maybe the tip, other that that it sounds like you aren't getting a good enough ground for it to start.

Hobart 500474... | Answered on Jan 15, 2016

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