Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-15-2021, 11:05 AM   #1
Tex_Cattleman
Ten Point
 
Tex_Cattleman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Dripping Springs
Hunt In: ... a Gametamer or Double Bull
Default Lincoln 140 Problems - Need Help

I haven't used my machine in a few years. Tried to fire it up, but it will not feed. It is trying, but the wire seems stuck somewhere between the feeder and the end of the cable. When I pull the trigger, it clicks and I can see the machine trying to spin/turn to pull wire off the spool.

The roll of flux wire in it is old and seems to be a bit corroded. Even if that's my issue, I don't know how to get the wire out that is already in there.

I have taken the tips off the end of the cable, all the way to where I get to a small spring that the wire goes through. The tip end of the wire is not sticking out of that spring, so it is jammed somewhere further back.

I welcome ideas on how to get this fixed so I can get on with my dang project.
Tex_Cattleman is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-15-2021, 11:08 AM   #2
Hoyt Man
Ten Point
 
Hoyt Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Rock Island TX
Hunt In: Colorado County
Default

You might need a new liner. I had the same problem on my Hobart and it was the liner, I think it was about $30 for a new one
Hoyt Man is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-15-2021, 11:23 AM   #3
joevillars
Ten Point
 
joevillars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Arlington
Hunt In: Anywhere
Default

Liner
joevillars is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-15-2021, 11:24 AM   #4
Texas Grown
Pope & Young
 
Texas Grown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Burleson, Texas
Hunt In: Kick CoViD's tail!
Default

Hey Trey! What Hoyt Man said is most likely your problem. The plastic liners get worn and dirt builds up in them. As well as rust from sitting sometimes. You can pull it out and replace just the liner.


An easy fix to help keep your liner clean is to take a 2"x2" piece of scotch bright. And fold it in half over the wire inside the box before it goes into the lead (after it passes through the rollers) as if it was a "saddle" on the wire. Use a folding, or "pinch" paper clip to hold it in place. But don't pinch your wire with the clip. Let the wire ride through the scotch bright. That will help keep dust and other foreign matter from building up in the liner. And make it last much longer too.
Texas Grown is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-15-2021, 11:31 AM   #5
JWalker08
Ten Point
 
JWalker08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Stephenville
Hunt In: Mason, FBG, CO, SD
Default

Likely the liner but cut the wire where it feeds into the cable in the machine. Pull the wire out that way and try feeding new wire. If you wire is corroded, I’d get another 5lb spool and use it opposed to feeding bad wire into it again.
JWalker08 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-15-2021, 11:40 AM   #6
Texas Grown
Pope & Young
 
Texas Grown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Burleson, Texas
Hunt In: Kick CoViD's tail!
Default

If you get a kink in a liner (lead gets stepped on or rolled over with something, lead been pulled hard when overlapped causing a very sharp bend in it, somehow gets pinched inside the lead), that can cause problems too.
Texas Grown is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-15-2021, 12:12 PM   #7
spidermonkey
Ten Point
 
spidermonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: northeast texas
Hunt In: northeast and central texas
Default

What they all said, plus, did you ever say you looked at your feeder rollers while you’re pulling the trigger? May have missed it if you said it. Flux core is NOTORIOUS for wadding up in that area. If you can cut the wire just shy of your feed rollers, open up the hinged top of your roller assy., and you should be able to pull it out bass-ackwards as well. Keep us posted, and good luck. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
spidermonkey is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-15-2021, 01:23 PM   #8
Smith
Four Point
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Dripping Springs
Hunt In: TX Hill Country and Panhandle
Default

I have the same machine. Mine did that and it was because the wire was rusted/corroded as others here have suggested could be the issue. Put new wire on it and had no more problems.
Smith is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com