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OT loading a spool into a welder
I recently purchased a Lincoln weldpack 100HD. I watched the video and read the manual, and I'm having the roughest time loading the spool wire into the loading mechinism.
First off, since I'm new to welding, I'm new to the fact that thoose spools are tighly wound, that was fun. Yes I saw the warning, no I didn't have any comprehension for how tight that thing is wound. I've had to wind it back up a few times now.
Ok, so I get it loaded onto the rod and tighten it. Then I have to pull it to the loading mechinism. Here is where it gets fuzzy. I thought I had it loaded right. So I turn it on and hit the trigger, doens't roll.
Is the spool to tight on with the butterfly clip?
Is it an issue with how it loads to the loading mechinism?
Sorry for the vague question, but I'm at a loss. I'm also trying this by myself, any hints? or should I wait to get someone else involved, maybe it's a 2-4 hand operation.
Oh yea, I tried to rewatch the tape, it's destroyed, cheezy $5 add in, and the manual isn't much help.