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HI Guys,

I have an Eastwood 175 MIG welder. Lately, the gas will not shut off when I let off the trigger. The only way for it to stop flowing is to turn the unit off. I know I need to call customer service but does anyone have an idea of what could be causing this? I wonder if this is a common issue with MIG welders or maybe something unique to the off shore stuff that Eastwood sells. Thoughts??

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Only ones I've seen have been in the unit. Usually it's just inside where you connect your hose to, where you put the wire spool in.

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Talked to their tech guy.....either my solenoid is bad or the board. They stock both--$21 for the valve or $50 for a board. Wondering, maybe the valve is just stuck?? Could I shoot some air through it backwards?? Worth a try?
 

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Don't think shooting air thru it backwards will really do anything. Wonder if you could check the solenoid coil with a ohm meter? It should have a specific value if the coil is good.

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I bet you have a stitch weld feature. This will keep the gas flowing after you release the trigger to cool the weld. My HTP MIG welder does that
 

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If it's still under warranty, send it back. I'm on my third mig 175, all replaced under warranty.
 

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That's a problem with Eastwood. As far as I can tell, there is no service after the warranty has ended.
 

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Pretty sure it's the solenoid....$21 from them so it's not a big deal. I only use the welder a few times a year and won't be needing it until the spring but if I was using it daily that would be a different story.
 
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