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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-24-2006, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Ready Welder feeding problems

Has any body had wire feeding problems with their readywelders when it gets near the end of the spool? Mine works great with a new spool, but as it nears the end it feed erraticaly. I've tried increasing the tension, but that doesnt seem to help. Batteries are freshly charged, welds great untill it the feed stutters.
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Re: Ready Welder feeding problems

Probably dragging in the liner. The closer to the bottom of the spool you get the tighter the wire coil is wound. This coil has to try to straighten out as it goes through the liner in your gun and the smaller the coil of wire the more difficult that becomes. I would imagine in a ready welder you don't have much of a liner to speak of, but one thing you can try is to make sure whatever liner there is is good and clean. Blow it out with air. Make sure you are using the correct contact tip, or slightly over-size. A felt wire luber would be nice but I doubt there is room inside the ready welder for one of those, but you might know better than I.
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Re: Ready Welder feeding problems

The problems I've had with mine, are from the plastic spool binding with the plastic spool holder. I put some graphite on it and it works fine now.

are you welding steel or aluminum?
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Re: Ready Welder feeding problems

Welding shops have a spray lube that's designed to spray on the spool. I usually spray a liitle on a new spool when I first open it.

My gripe is the feed knob is in the wrong place - I'm always bumping it getting into position, then it feeds wrong.
I set it where I want it, then put a piece of tape over half of the knob. The tape holds it but you can still adjust it.
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Re: Ready Welder feeding problems

There should be a knob that controls drag on the spool to keep it from unwinding like a spring. That needs to be backed off as the roll shrinks. When you stop the feed the spool should make a quarter turn or so before stopping.
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