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  • wire feed problem with hobart mig

    I have hobart handler 175 mig. It was working fine until recently, when I started welding it welded a short time, the wire speed started to slow, and then it stopped. If I waited a few seconds it would start welding again but with the same results. I replaced the wire feed motor but had no luck. I noticed on the heat range switch that the wire feed would progressively get faster from setting 1 to 2 but to 3 it slowed a bit and on 4 it sped up. Is the temp. control switch going bad? It doesn't matter if I'm feeding wire or just running the motor without wire it still will slow down and stop!

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    Welome to our party!

    I sounds like a bad wire feed speed potentiometer. If the machine is in warranty, Hobart will send you a new part immediately if you contact Technical Support. Even if your machine is out of warranty, they'll still help you!

    Try posting you issue on the Hobart board www.hobartwelders.com/mboard and see what respnse you get.

    Hank
    ...from the Gadget Garage
    Millermatic 210 w/3035, BWE
    Handler 210 w/DP3035
    TA185TSW
    Victor O/A "J" series, SuperRange

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