Mig 175 gas valve does not shut off

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    Last October I purchased an Eastwood 175 MIG welder. I tested it and all worked fine. I am now using it for some projects and after a while I found the gas valve does not always close when I stop welding. If I shut the machine off and turn it back on the valve stays closed.

    The problem is intermittent so it does not happen all the time.

    Unfortunately, I ran through a size 80 gas bottle in a few days and am not happy with that.

    Is there a problem with the trigger? Valve? Disassembly does not look easy but it absolutely has to be fixed. Can someone point me in the right direction?


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