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    Have a Millermatic 185. Been sitting for a while. Just replaced the liner, blew the gun out etc. Best way to describe it is the wire is loose in the gun. Put it back together, adjusted the tension. If you grab the wire at the gun end it will push back into the gun a good 3/8". So the wire is more or less floating around in the liner/gun. Any ideas???

  • #2
    Its just taking up the slop in the liner. You should be good to go...Bob
    Bob Wright

    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    • #3
      Does not seem right, When trying to use it the wire sort of back pedals, have had it burn back inside the tip....

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      • #4
        Turn up the wire speed

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        • #5
          Originally posted by oldtimer View Post
          Turn up the wire speed
          Cranked all the way up......

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          • #6
            Since you were just servicing the gun/liner, I would definitely start there. Disassemble the whole thing again and set it up again. Something may not be seated or aligned.

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            • #7
              Are the drive rollers sized to the size wire you are using? They should have 2 sizes, like 0.030 & 0.035. You may have the larger size than the wire you are running, causing the looseness if you put them in wrong.

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              • #8
                What size wire and tip are you using. I checked my MM252 at work today and the wire would push back a good 1/4". Thats just taking the slop out of everything between the wire and the liner. I have never had a burnback on my MM185 with steel wire. Now with alum thats another story...Bob
                Bob Wright

                Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
                http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cgotto6 View Post
                  Since you were just servicing the gun/liner, I would definitely start there. Disassemble the whole thing again and set it up again. Something may not be seated or aligned.
                  Pulled the liner back out, somehow I kinked it when I put it in. Will pick up a new one when we go to town tomorrow. Hopefully that fixes it.....Would like to thank everyone for there advice.....

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                  • #10
                    Glad you are making headway. Update us when you try it out.

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