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Old 04-12-2020, 08:41 PM
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My nozzle struck an arc

So being off work I am trying to catch up on way over due projects. that being said I was welding with my Lincoln 216 and the nozzle struck an arc welded it self to the part I was welding, scared the crap out of me. Any body have any idea what happened? After that it welded normal and then did it again. It happened 3 times. what should I look for? Is it dangerous? Hope all are staying healthy and safe. thank

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Old 04-21-2020, 11:39 AM
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For me, this happens when slag build-up inside the nozzle grounds the active tip to the outer nozzle. Normally the two are isolated.
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Old 04-24-2020, 07:09 AM
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Like Cirbo said, the nozzle is most likely the issue. Either buildup they said, or the isolator in the nozzle is burnt/broke down. Try changing nozzles first, and if it continues, there is something else shorting out in weld lead.
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