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    mig tranformer runs all the time
    John Collins
    Hi I have a hobart 125 handler when I plug it in the transformer turns on with the switch off and gas comes out when I turn on the switch the fan and every
    thing turns and gas still comes out I checked the triger on the gun aand its ok Can Any One Help Thanks John
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