Wolf 140 gas/nogas MIG problem

  1. stecha05 Member

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    Hi there having some problems with my new welder was hoping i could get some help, when i push the trigger the wire comes out then stops, then i push the trigger again and a little comes out then stops and I have to constantly do this to get any to come out.
    Anyone got any ideas ? thanks :)
     
  2. rtbcomp

    rtbcomp Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    When the wire has stopped is the motor still running?

    Is the spool carrier jamming?
     
  3. stecha05 Member

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    thanks for the reply, the spool carrier is fine, I push the button and the motor starts for about 1 second the goes off again. really wierd.
     
  4. rtbcomp

    rtbcomp Moderator Staff Member

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    Does it do that with the wire removed from the feed rollers?
     
  5. stecha05 Member

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    Not sure i will go check now
     
  6. stecha05 Member

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    yes does the same if the wire is on or off :/
     
  7. rtbcomp

    rtbcomp Moderator Staff Member

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    Has it got a spot/stitch facility?

    If you hold the trigger once it's stopped will it feed a bit more on its own after a few seconds?

    Any chance of a photo of the control panel?
     
  8. stecha05 Member

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    no it doesn't i know what you mean its just a really basic one. here's a photo though
     
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  9. rtbcomp

    rtbcomp Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like a faulty machine then, unless you can see some loose connections it may be necessary to send it back. Looking at reviews dead-on-arrivals are not uncommon.
     
  10. gmrstaffs Member

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    Hi Stecha05,
    sounds like it could be similar to a fault i had on mine, could be down to a faulty wire speed potentiometer. If you don't want to send it back (or can't) might be worth getting someone qualified to have a look just in case.
     
  11. stecha05 Member

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    Thanks guys ended up sending it back, bit of a blessing really after working on a murex transmig at work going to the wolf welder was like a crappy cheap Chinese kids toy.
    just going to have to start saving a bit more haha.
     
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