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  1. #1
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    Millermatic 211 Q

    I have a Miller 211 w/autoset and unless you hold the cable straight out i have wire stoppage. Ive adjusted the roller tension and no luck. New liner? Ideas? I'm running 035 fluxcore right now.

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    Re: Millermatic 211 Q

    Are you using knurled drive rolls? If not there's your problem.
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    Re: Millermatic 211 Q

    As MJD stated , special drive rollers for flux core. Do you have the correct tip ??

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    Re: Millermatic 211 Q

    Always pay attention (no matter what brand MIG welder) to the wire actually being in the groove right before you close the top roller/tension knob. Since the wire guide is usually large enough to accommodate larger sized wire, the wire can easily shift and lift up off the groove, and you end up with wire not being driven by the groove, and just being squeezed between two "flat" surfaces on the rollers, causing feeding problems.
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    Re: Millermatic 211 Q

    Is this the drive roll your machine uses? I use a small brass brush and wash my drive wheel's groves in denatured alcohol and polish them with a green 3 M pad. Perhaps the groves teeth are filled with shop dust. Have you tried to run any other types of wire in the fluxcore grove? https://store.cyberweld.com/miqusedrro26.html#qa
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    Re: Millermatic 211 Q

    Just went through something similar - I ran solid wire through the knurled flux core groove like an idiot and fouled my liner. Kept blowing it out but it was still acting up intermittently until the new one arrived. The little flakes of metal that remained in the liner travel up with the wire every now and again and either cause friction in the liner or foul up/clog/short the contact tip.

    I would (in this order) Check the drive roller groove, Check/change/file your contact tip bore, check diffuser for clogs, reset the drive roller tension (instructions in manual), blow out the liner, and if all else fails replace liner/tip. I buy whatever liner is cheapest from a reputable source these days over the miller brand name, haven't noticed a single difference except for getting two for less than the price of 1 miller. I make sure to file down any burrs where the liner is trimmed to size also, i've had wire hangup there.

    Good luck and let us know what you find (if anything).

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    Re: Millermatic 211 Q

    I didnt know there was a special drive roller! I need to check all of this and let yall know!

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    Re: Millermatic 211 Q

    The knurled drive roller (ridged) is for flux core, but if used for solid wire will chip/flake the wire. The smooth bore is for solid wire, and will slip if used for flux core. The smooth bore used with flux core can slip so much you'll end up using too much tension on the drive roller and squish the wire into a oval/oblong profile, which will cause problems at the contact tip and possibly (though much less likely) in the liner. So remember knurled for flux core, smooth bore for solid.
    Hope your problem was as simple as the wrong groove!

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    Re: Millermatic 211 Q

    No knurls so I guess I need to go shopping.

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    Re: Millermatic 211 Q

    Doesn’t the supplied drive roll have 3 grooves?

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    Re: Millermatic 211 Q

    Nope just 2, one for 030-035 and one for 024.

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    Re: Millermatic 211 Q

    My first 211 shipped with a different roller than the last one.


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    Re: Millermatic 211 Q

    Quote Originally Posted by vwguy3 View Post
    Doesn’t the supplied drive roll have 3 grooves?
    The new Millermatic 211 inverter comes with the triple-groove roller.
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    Re: Millermatic 211 Q

    So do the Multimatic 200 suitcases. 3 grooves. Same drive setup I think.

    It is likely the same drive roll you need to get for yours.

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    Re: Millermatic 211 Q

    In fact I think the 211 before my last one also had a two groove but it was different than my first one

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