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    Wire feed jam unless I lightly pull wire
    Hi all, extremely frustrated with m Auto Arc 130 welder. Had a new liner installed to the lengths listed in the manual. The wire feed never works, the drive wheel just keeps spinning. I am using .03 flux core with the knurled drive wheel.

    It does work if I ever so slightly pull the wire...
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