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Old 04-19-2020, 06:34 PM
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I'd been having problems welding lately & was starting to wonder if I'd lost my touch! Something was wrong & I finally took a closer look at my mig gun & it was frayed where it went into the machine! My rig is about 12-15 years old so I wasn't really surprised so I ordered a new Miller gun that replaced the old one & boom... I'm a real welder again! The new gun had an improved section where mine failed & the unusual thing is... the new gun was cheaper than the old one!

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Old 04-19-2020, 09:00 PM
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I bet the new one came over on a boat and the old one was made here
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Old 04-19-2020, 11:07 PM
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Hey Tripper, what a coincidence, I'm looking for a miracle just like that, [making me a real welder].
Good going.
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Old 04-20-2020, 07:42 AM
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Had a friend call up the other day with the same issue. His problem was a groove had worn into the first guide and was stopping the wire from running through smoothly.
Glad ya got it fixed
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Old 04-20-2020, 11:00 AM
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I'm pretty sure that a new gun would fix me up too. The tube right in my gun is not smooth at all.
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Old 04-20-2020, 04:06 PM
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I'm pretty sure that a new gun would fix me up too. The tube right in my gun is not smooth at all.
Mac... the liner is replaceable & pretty inexpensive! The funky connection on mine frayed so I had to replace the whole unit! There are multiple vids on UTube on how to do it!

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Old 04-20-2020, 10:46 PM
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My welder is a Powcon which hasn't been made for twenty years now. So I have to buy a brand name liner and try to make it fit nicely. The 'nicely' part is the problem. I've tried it. I think a whole new unit like you got would do the trick.
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Old 04-21-2020, 05:18 AM
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It must be welding issues week. Sunday my auto set helmet stopped darkening. I hope it's just a battery.
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Old 04-21-2020, 08:38 AM
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It must be welding issues week. Sunday my auto set helmet stopped darkening. I hope it's just a battery.
Hope so, mine just quit and had to buy another
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Old 04-21-2020, 04:01 PM
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Hope so, mine just quit and had to buy another
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