welding question

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by garyslawn, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. garyslawn

    garyslawn LawnSite Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 155

    Using a Lincoln Weld Pac 100 wire feed welder. welding on mower the spool of wire tightens and will not feed. Have you any ideas how to fix this problem. Thanks.. didnt know where else to ask...
  2. East Coast Lawn Choppers

    East Coast Lawn Choppers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    couple of things to check,
    does the spool turn freely ?
    is the wire feed contact nozzle ok the one at the very end that the wire goes thru . unscrew that one and see if it moves free that the wires goes thru it easily. they are the usual problems.
    other than that is the feed trying to feed or isn't that turning ?
  3. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    Is the spool feeding the right way? Over or under?

    Have you run over the cable? Or kinked it?

    Ive had it where there was a little extra tab on the spool that got caught every revolution.

    Does the spool spin easily by hand? if yes, may need to tighten the roller tensioner.

    Take off the tip. Pull the trigger. If you dont have the problem, replace the tip.
  4. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    what procut said, take the spool of wire off and turn it around it sounds like it is on backwards
  5. kingjon3rd

    kingjon3rd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    sounds like your wire spool is too tight, loosen the wing nut to free the spool.

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