Harbor Freight 90A welder nozzle retainer

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SteveM
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Harbor Freight 90A welder nozzle retainer

Post by SteveM » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:54 pm

On my Harbor Freight (Chicago Electric) 90A welder, the nozzle is held to the torch tip with a spring that wraps around the in a groove in the torch nozzle.

When I got mine (garage sale find), that part was missing.

I tried winding one myself, but the wire I used was the wrong diameter.

I could do this trial and error, but if someone out there has one of the smaller HF welders, could you measure that wire diameter and let me know?

The spring is not listed as a separate part in the parts list, only as part of the torch assembly.

Steve

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Re: Harbor Freight 90A welder nozzle retainer

Post by warmstrong1955 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:42 pm

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Re: Harbor Freight 90A welder nozzle retainer

Post by SteveHGraham » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:06 pm

Why not run over to the factory in Chicago and buy the part?
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Re: Harbor Freight 90A welder nozzle retainer

Post by SteveM » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:49 am

warmstrong1955 wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:42 pm
Howzabout here: http://www.usaweld.com/Chicago-Electric ... -parts.htm

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Yup, that's it. Thanks!

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Re: Harbor Freight 90A welder nozzle retainer

Post by warmstrong1955 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:18 am

I think they sell on fleaBay, or Amazon.....you might check that out too. May save a buck on freight.

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