Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: source for a wire feed motor (not gear box) Lincoln 175HD

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2020
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like

    source for a wire feed motor (not gear box) Lincoln 175HD

    I think my wire feed motor is on its last legs. It got stuck but I was able to clean it and get it going again. I suspect not much longer. Has anyone found a source?
    Could not find anything in search. If no direct source maybe somebody measured the size of the body, the spacing of the mounting holes and the diameter of the pinion gear? I found several generic wire feed drive motors but have not thought to measure mine when I had it out- I thought I could just go order by model number. Unfortunately the only option is ordering the whole wire feed assembly. I'd rather buy just the motor for $35 or so then a $150+ wire feed drive assembly...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Cave Creek AZ
    Posts
    2,970
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: source for a wire feed motor (not gear box) Lincoln 175HD

    Usually it is the transmission that needs to be cleaned and lubed if it gets stuck, or motor bushings at the very most. Look into those first.

    You are aware that you are blowing an upgrade opportunity here right?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2020
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: source for a wire feed motor (not gear box) Lincoln 175HD

    Quote Originally Posted by walker View Post
    Usually it is the transmission that needs to be cleaned and lubed if it gets stuck, or motor bushings at the very most. Look into those first.

    You are aware that you are blowing an upgrade opportunity here right?
    Thank you for the reply.
    Upgrade ?!;-) Do tell...
    I removed the tiny motor from the gearbox and it was stuck. I got it to move and work but it felt a bit rough at times It also started whining when I set the highest speed and started slowing down. I did find metal shavings stuck to the outside of the motor housing where the magnets are. I think the little guy is pretty much a toast, or will be very soon.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Cave Creek AZ
    Posts
    2,970
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: source for a wire feed motor (not gear box) Lincoln 175HD

    Tell you about the upgrade? Sure...Name:  5F8C8E2F-EF4F-4005-A786-044B49F318B7.jpeg
Views: 65
Size:  41.0 KB

    Miller,atix 350P should doall you ever want.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2020
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: source for a wire feed motor (not gear box) Lincoln 175HD

    Quote Originally Posted by walker View Post
    Tell you about the upgrade? Sure...Name:  5F8C8E2F-EF4F-4005-A786-044B49F318B7.jpeg
Views: 65
Size:  41.0 KB

    Miller,atix 350P should doall you ever want.
    Looks great. Only one small issue- my budget was $225. The Lincoln made it ;-)

  6. Likes walker liked this post
  7. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Cave Creek AZ
    Posts
    2,970
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: source for a wire feed motor (not gear box) Lincoln 175HD

    Hey, just tryin’ to help a buddy out! Another thing you could do is buy a lathe to make new motor bushings and turn the armature.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2020
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: source for a wire feed motor (not gear box) Lincoln 175HD

    Why if I can just buy a $35 RC motor? It looks like that's what they used.

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2020
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: source for a wire feed motor (not gear box) Lincoln 175HD

    OK So I removed the drive unit and measured the motor:
    The cylinder body has 1.4" (36mm) diameter
    is 2" (50mm) long
    The spacing on the M3 mounting holes is about 1" (25mm)
    The gear diameter is little over 5/16" (8mm)
    the motor seems to be 12v nominal.
    If anyone runs across one that's similar please let me know. Mine is still spinning but i don't know how much longer...
    Thank you

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    1,544
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: source for a wire feed motor (not gear box) Lincoln 175HD

    Do you have the motor brand and model #?
    ---Meltedmetal

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2020
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: source for a wire feed motor (not gear box) Lincoln 175HD

    no there is no brand or model on it unfortunately

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Page generated in 1,606,351,931.61189 seconds with 15 queries