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Old 02-08-2012, 06:39 PM
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I got it back today

the shop said it "meets all of millers' specs" when tested, so they couldnt really do anything with it???

and they could only get it to act up (wire pulls back to the tip) a few times?
said it welds great and made 100 tacks with it

I still say there is something wrong with the "smooth start" or "tip saver" features, causing this "pull back to the tip" when doing spot welds


was also thinking my extension cord might not be heavy enough, causing these problems
but I just looked, and its 6ga wire, so I dont know?
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Try to have the voltage checked at the plug-in when you are starting the weld or running wire. I had some problems as I was to far from the main box and had a huge drop once triggering the gun. Heavier main wiring really helped.Ter409
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I got it back today

the shop said it "meets all of millers' specs" when tested, so they couldnt really do anything with it???

and they could only get it to act up (wire pulls back to the tip) a few times?
said it welds great and made 100 tacks with it

I still say there is something wrong with the "smooth start" or "tip saver" features, causing this "pull back to the tip" when doing spot welds


was also thinking my extension cord might not be heavy enough, causing these problems
but I just looked, and its 6ga wire, so I dont know?
If it's pulling back at the tip, it's not your wire size, it has to be something in the drive for the rollers "or" you have a bad spool of wire. Try changing the spool and see if that helps any. You might also have someone tack with it while you watch the drive rollers to see if they "backup" or reverse slightly when the trigger is released.
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I assume that since this welder was set up for .030 and .035 wire that the roller was set up for the same wire. If you look at the roller that the wire goes through it is probably marked .035. You will have to change the roller to .023 to make it perform right. Whem .023 wire runs through a bigger wire guide the tensuin does not change no matter how much tension is applied to it. I hope this helps. drk

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I assume that since this welder was set up for .030 and .035 wire that the roller was set up for the same wire. If you look at the roller that the wire goes through it is probably marked .035. You will have to change the roller to .023 to make it perform right. Whem .023 wire runs through a bigger wire guide the tensuin does not change no matter how much tension is applied to it. I hope this helps. drk
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I have the correct drive rollers, I checked that, because you just flip it over
all ready been well past all of that
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