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Old 09-16-2015, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default Internal welder fan flying off?

I've got this small hobart flux core welder, and the plastic fan blade inside keeps flying off of the little motor. I pressed it back on the first time and it worked for a long time without issue. But over the past two days I've had it happen twice, resulting in a whopping 20 inches of progress on my next rocker :|

it's just a pressed-on plastic blade on a little metal shaft, no pins or anything. Just wondering if you guys have any ideas or have fixed something like that in the past? Best thing I could think of is putting some crazy glue on the sucker but I'm not sure how it will hold. Thought I'd put it out to the committee to see if you guys had any suggestions so I've got options.

Pretty lame when your repair tool needs repairing!
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Old 09-16-2015, 01:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Internal welder fan flying off?

A little locktite red or green should permanently secure it in place.
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Old 09-17-2015, 08:30 AM   #3
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Default Re: Internal welder fan flying off?

Call the hobart service line. Ask for keith. I've got a handler 187 that I had an issue with right out of the box. Called them, talked with keith, he knew exactly what the problem was by description. Sent me a new valve, 2 days later I'm back at it. There May be a retrofit for the fan?
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Old 09-17-2015, 03:01 PM   #4
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Default Re: Internal welder fan flying off?

I didn't even think of using loctite, that makes a lot of sense. I'll give that a whirl, and then calling hobart is next if that doesn't do it. I never even considered calling them directly, I was just dreading having to take it back to the place I got it. Especially since I seem to have misplaced my receipt :d

thanks for the ideas, guys!
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