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Old 09-21-2018, 07:35 AM
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Hello there i have a hobart g 213 engine driven welder that runs fine. But it will only weld on the maximum setting all the other settings have no arc or power. The fine adjustment seems to work tho on maximum.There is also no power at the 110 or 220 outlets. it will burn rods easily with thick steel on maximum setting. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:38 AM
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Welcome to the pile. I am not an electrician, so you will have to wait till one comes along.
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Hello there i have a hobart g 213 engine driven welder that runs fine. But it will only weld on the maximum setting all the other settings have no arc or power. The fine adjustment seems to work tho on maximum.There is also no power at the 110 or 220 outlets. it will burn rods easily with thick steel on maximum setting. Thanks in advance.
sounds like the control pot is open at the maximum end . When the wiper moves off the end pad the circuit goes open. If this is the case and it is a standard wire wound pot ( the windings are uniform from end to end) you can swap the leads on the end terminals and it should work over the full range but it will be backwards ie ccw will be max current and cw min current.
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sounds like the control pot is open at the maximum end . When the wiper moves off the end pad the circuit goes open. If this is the case and it is a standard wire wound pot ( the windings are uniform from end to end) you can swap the leads on the end terminals and it should work over the full range but it will be backwards ie ccw will be max current and cw min current.
This is right. But I would also expect to see voltage at your outlets when the fine voltage is in it's "welding" position. Get some electrical cleaner and hose the crap out of that pot. Wait 5 min and do it again. Let dry and try again

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I have one (or similar hobart, mine has the 2 cylinder Wisconsin)

IIRC the pot is bad, as stated above.

I added a locking plug and remote/local switch to dis-able
that pot, and put a identical one in a box on a cord.
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Thanks for the help i will try that when i get home
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