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Just had a quick look at the specs of your Bobcat welding/generator. It is quite a tool and offers both AC and DC MMA as well as other types of welding and a high capacity AC generator.. This suggests the Bobcat is far from an ordinary engine driven welding set that is typically DC only.

It is probably an AC generator coupled to inverter technology that gives it the capability of offering those different welding options. That means there is some quite fancy electronic circuitry inside.

I would guess if the generator is working well the lack of welding performance is likely to be caused by an electronic problem and is a job for a specialist.
Checking the OCV or open circuit voltage between the welding ground and electrode should provide a clue - according to the specs it should be 40 volts on both AC and DC.

Bobcat Welding... | Answered 5 hours ago


hi saluka.
not sure if this link will have the manual but have a look.
do not go into anything thats says fixya.it will not help you much.
Cigweld transtig 16 pi User manual Google Search

Thermal Dynamics... | Answered on Feb 13, 2019


since there is no make listed we have no clue probably a bad ground tho

ARC Welding... | Answered on Feb 07, 2019


It’s close enough not to be able to answer that. The inrush current of a welder is huge anyway, so it could exceed the instantaneous capacity of the generator. However, it’s also possible with capacitance in the welder to smooth that out, that it will work fine. The only way to be sure is to test it. If you can’t do that before purchasing, it’s a risk you take. On balance it should work, but may not.

Hobart Welding... | Answered on Feb 06, 2019


Before you start looking for spark try to clean the main jet in the carburetor. !. Drop the float bowl.insert a screwdriver in the tube in the bottom of the carburetor and unscrew the main jet with it removed clean it with a brass brush and carburetor cleaner. Make sure all ports are open. reinsert and attach float bowl. enable gas flow and try to start. if it still fails then investigate the spark issue. Remove the plug and with the spark plug wire attached reduce lighting , place spark plug on engine block and pull starter with the on off switch on, watch plug for spark. If no spark its either the plug or coil/ the plug is easier to replace so try a new one. if still no spark then replace the coil.

Welding Tools | Answered on Feb 06, 2019


Return it for another on or call Hobart customer service. Number is listed in the instructions that came with unit. Page 7-7
https://www.tractorsupply.com/static/sites/TSC/downloads/ProdContentPDFs/1021027_Man1.pdf

Hobart Welding... | Answered on Feb 01, 2019


If there's fuel and you can hear coming out than it's the ignition component. They're usually piezoelectric and generate the spark through an impact of 2 material (the click when you light it). Now if it still clicks and you can see the arc travel to it's grounding point then a realignment should fix it but if there's no arc to be seen it's not worth the time or effort (unless you want to learn something new, but be careful) to fix it.

Welding Tools | Answered on Jan 21, 2019


Google (Ryobi)(100E)(manual) without parens.

Welding Tools | Answered on Jan 18, 2019

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