Turbo Weld 100en

  1. elyk43 New Member

    Hello i have a Turbo weld 100 en and I think i need a new gun because i think i have a pinched wire tube, Does anyone know where i can get a clarke gun or will i be able to use a certain miller gun? PLEASE HELP!!:confused:
  2. shenion

    shenion Tool Pack Rat

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    Check out weldingdepot.com

    They have the liners for Clarke MIGs. I have used them and they have excellent service. Their rod/wire is just ok though. Get the steel liner (wire guide) not the plastic one.

    Pick up some tips, shrouds etc while you are there.
  3. elyk43 New Member

    I went to weldingdepot.com and i only found the nylon liner, where would i find the steel liner? And is that liner going to fit the 100en gun?
  4. shenion

    shenion Tool Pack Rat

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    The plastic one should work; many Clarkes come with the plastic liner. The Steel one lasts longer though.

    They used to carry them as I have bought one from them. You might try calling them, maybe they can order them.
  5. elyk43 New Member

    I am looking on weldingdepot.com and looking at nozzles and i don't see one for a 100EN but i see they have one for a 130EN do you think that one would work? Are parts between them compatible? What other clarke models are interchangable?
  6. shenion

    shenion Tool Pack Rat

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    Most of the EN parts are the same. The gasless ones are different (smaller shroud.)
  7. elyk43 New Member

    Ok so if i find parts for a 130en then i should work for my 100en, right? Is there any other web sites i can look at for parts?
  8. elyk43 New Member

    I have feed the wire through into the gun and now i am having trouble with the wire coming out of the tip. It will feed thru if you pull lightly on the wire but if you let go it stops, it acts like its in the gun itself? I don't know and i am sorry that i don't know the termenology. Please help!!!
  9. shenion

    shenion Tool Pack Rat

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    Do the drive rollers stop or just slip? Have you increased the tension?

    May need a new contact electrode (tha 3/4" long copper tip the wire feeds out of.)
  10. elyk43 New Member

    it slips but i have tried adjusting the tension and it will just stop if you put alot of tension on it. But it acts like it hanging up on something in the torch. I have a new tip in the gun. But if you pull ever so slightly while pulling the trigger it works good.
  11. shenion

    shenion Tool Pack Rat

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    I may need a new swan neck liner (the spring behind the contact tip.)

    The older Clarkes also had an issue with the tenioner pivot flexing, causing the wire to slip.

    What size wire? Do you have it on the right groove on the roller? If I remeber right, the Clarkes have 0.6 and 0.8 stamped on the roller; I think you have to have the correct size on the inside. 0.6mm (0.025 wire) will be the thinner groove.
  12. elyk43 New Member

    Ok i was thinking that liner might be the problem. I am running a .8mm flux core wire and i tried both grooves and i have it on the smaller of the two grooves which seems to work better, i looked for a mark on the size of groove but didn't see anything. What do you suppose is going on with the swan neck liner? Something caught it in or do they just go out over time?
  13. shenion

    shenion Tool Pack Rat

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    They get gummed up with shavings from the wire. Also if you overheat the torch, the spring can distort.

    You will need to try and clean it out. Remove the contact tip and wire and use compressed air to blow out the liner from the gun end. That may help. Also old wire that is correded will clog up the liner/neck in no time.

    You should be using the larger groove on the roller. Make sure the pinch roller is square to the main roller. It is common for the pivot to flex and the top roller get a bit of an angle. The only thing t etip roller should touch is the wire, if the two rollers are meeting on one edge, then you will lose tension.

    Checking/replacing the swan neck liner involves taking the torch apart, removing the liner (8mm nut) an pulling ut the spring. It should not have any kinks in it.

    Is the existing liner plastic or steel? If it is plastic, you probably have plastic shavings in the swan neck liner.

    Posting some picts may help.
  14. elyk43 New Member

    ok i will try blowing out the liner, thank you for the information. The liner going from the welder to the gun is plastic but the liner in the swan neck is metal. What should i take a picture of?
  15. shenion

    shenion Tool Pack Rat

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    With a plastic liner, i bet there is plastic shavings in the torch. Probably won't blow out.

    Post a pic of the feeder assembly. I can show where to fix slop in the rollers.
  16. elyk43 New Member

    Ok is there any way to clean that liner out? or do i need to buy a new one? I have posted a pic hope you can see it ok.
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  17. shenion

    shenion Tool Pack Rat

    Posts: 7,594
    Stone Mountain, GA USA
    You can try blowing the liner out with air.

    If that does not help you will need to take apart the torch and remove the swan neck liner and try and ream it out with some wire.

    The wire feeder i think is on eof the older ones. Looks like you can increase the tension a bit.

    I sthere play in the top roller. One of the problems it can develop is it gets loose and does not stay centered over the lower roller.

    Hard to see in the pic but is it rubbing on the liner from the gun?
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