Problem with Century Welder


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Old 06-10-13, 11:29 AM
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Problem with Century Welder

I have an older Century Quick Fix wire-feed welder (with a place for a gas connection), that I could use some advice for. Is there supposed to be a screw or something to hold the part that the gun wiring cable goes through that's on the tension piece? As it is, if there's even a slight "bump" in the welding wire, it pushes the whole assembly unit until it can't go any further then the wire simply starts binding up inside of the welder. There's a place where it looks like a screw or something used to go through (in) the tension unit then into a hole that's app 1/4" to 1/2" (if I recall correctly), away from the end of the assembly where it enters into the gun cable. Also, there's a small "plastic"(?) piece of tubing that the wire feeds through before it gets to the tension unit, but I don't think that's where the piece of tubing belongs. Any suggestion/ideas or even a description of where that piece of tubing actually belongs would help. However, I'm especially interested in finding out how to keep the cable assembly from moving. I've tried asking a representative but have yet to receive an answer.
 

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Old 06-10-13, 01:29 PM
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Post the model # so we can look it up.
 
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Old 06-10-13, 01:54 PM
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Thanks for the reply! The model # is: 117-034-901.
I finally found a PDF file for it here: http://centuryweldingparts.com/data/117-034.pdf.
It's Part #38: 8-32 x ? The picture gets "cut off". You can see on the diagram where it goes at. It's a small stub looking area. Since I'm not sure, I could still use any help I can get!
As you can probably tell by the number of posts, I'm a newbie on this forum, but I'm glad I found it!
 
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Old 06-10-13, 01:59 PM
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8-32 is a common machine screw size, should be able to just measure how long it needs to be.
 
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Old 06-10-13, 04:54 PM
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Thanks!
I'm going to measure (app.) how long I think it needs to be and make a trip into town tomorrow (we live in the country), and pick up a couple of them.
Thanks again for the help!
 
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Old 06-10-13, 05:44 PM
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Part # 38 is a 10-32 setscrew.

You'll need to ask for a setscrew. Will probably come with a very small flat head slot or even an allen (hex) key. Looks like the setscrew has a small point on the end too.

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I would pickup a 10-32 x 1/8" and a 10-32 x 3/16"
They also make it by 1/4" but that may be too long.
 
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Valve part

Hi I'm Chuy and I was seeking your advise on a part that I'm in need of.

I have a Century Wire Feed Welder and I have a gas leak that happens from the tank (opened, turned on ), escaping through the pistol wire when the welder is off or on and I was advised that having a valve put up will help stop the problem. Do you sell the valve I need or what do you recommend?

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Model #: 117-034
 
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Old 11-03-13, 01:06 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

We help you to repair your equipment. We don't sell any parts.

You need to check with a company like in the link for a replacement solenoid valve.
Century welding parts
usaweld parts company

I haven't been able to locate just the valve. You may to purchase the 2111 gas conversion kit.
 
 

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