Many welding operators state that poor wire feeding is among the most common challenges they face on a daily basis. Poor wire feeding can lead to increased downtime, wasted consumables, and a decrease in overall weld quality. There are many different variables that can lead to wire feeding issues. Although welders often assume the filler metal is the source of the problem, there are many other issues that can also be the cause. Read below to learn about some of the most common causes of wire feeding issues in welding.