Mightymig130tx mk2 turbo - wire feed motor failed

  1. Dave Lock New Member

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    Hi all,
    Could anyone tell me is the wirefeed motor 12 or 24v, mine has just packed up (I get the clicking of the solenoid, the gas comes through, I get power to the tip but the wire doesn't feed) took it apart to find bit of wire coming out and a bit of magnet chipped off inside and the motor is a bit clunky and doesn't spin.
    So I guess it's either a new feed unit or motor dependent upon which is cheaper!
    Any ideas or pointers would be appreciated!
    Let's keep another from the skip.
    Many thanks!! :)
    Dave.
     
  2. Seadog

    Seadog Forum Supporter

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    Now where did I put my crystal ball?
     
  3. a111r Member

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    They're 24 volt.
    Easy test is connect it direct to a 12 volt battery - they rarely fail.
    The motors are held on to the gearbox via two small screws, so easily swapped out. Check the plastic gears inside, too.
     
  4. Dave Lock New Member

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    a111r,
    Many thanks, I have got the unit stripped already , all the gears are good and the motor is out too and that is not. Clicks rather badly and does not spin, I opened that up too and it looks like the carbon brushes have broken off, tested it with a battery charger, nada!! Guess that the bit!! :/
    Any ideas for a source, have looked on fleabay and it looks like a generic drive unit would be the best choice, just need to check some dimensions.
    Regards,
    Dave.

    Seadog, I don't know what your problem is but if you have nothing useful to share try Mrs Rabbits advice!!
     
  5. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    Dave as a new member a word.This is A friendly site SD was a bit out but yours was a bit strong.
    You will get the proverbial taken all the time, try & get a feel for the site
    We all get ragged at times but all in the best of taste :thumbup:
     
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  6. a111r Member

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  7. Dave Lock New Member

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    Oh I see it's that kind of site is it, where a newbie asks a question and get some stupid out of order and uncalled for comment as a first response but the newbie is the one that's out of order!!
    Not appreciated!!
     
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