My 3 month old Hobart 110V machine started doing something baaaaaaadd today.
Out of the blue, when I touch the wire extending from the torch to the grounded workpiece it flashes and destroys the wire up to the tip. This is without even pulling the trigger on the torch. I replace the tip and cleaned the nozzel, it seemed to not do it for a tack or two then went right back to doing it.
The arc from the wire is not as brite as if I was welding
It caused the wire to just disappear
I havent changed anything. I am only 1/2 way through my second 2# roll of .30 flux core ever ran through the machine.
It did it before and after I changed the tip and cleaned the nozzel.
It did it on power setting 1 and 2 ( I never tried higher because of what I was working on)
Machine is only 90 days old, wire is new, clean and dry.
Hobart Handler series 110 Volt (not running gas)
Any suggestions please?
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