Hi, I'm new here, my name is J-F and I'm a farm/truck mechanic. Just bought a hobart powerweld 303 yesterday, and here is my problem. the auto-idle do not work. By the way is my first gas-powered welder, so i don't know much about them... The machine have the auto switch, lill black module on the right side, some kind of vacuum solenoid witch one red wire is connected to a small actuator on the carb. The governor is connected to the carb. via the rod. Now I think i'm missing a part, because I do have a small chain attached to the carb. linkage to a small lever on top of the governor, but nothing connected to...
The guy put a throttle cable to control the engine speed witch do not allow the governor to work properly. I know the proper engine speed is 1800 RPM, but with no governor (and RPM gauge) it will be very hard to control.
My question is : Do anybody have a picture of the right side of the engine, or some sorte of shop Manuel, or even an idea of what is missing.
If the engine turn to fast or not enough, do I can cause any damage to the welder?