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  • Spectrum 625 went completely dead

    During a cut, it was as if the power cord was unplugged. No lights, no clicks, no nothing. Dead as a hammer.

    I put all new torch parts on it... no help. I knew it was a long shot, but I also figured it would be the first suggestion.

    I know the power is there - other 220V equipment works fine plugged into the same receptacle.

    Unit gets very little use and has never had any problems. But it's got one now.

    Thoughts?

  • #2
    Check plug and power connection at machine could have a broken wire out happens sometimes

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    • #3
      Yep - wiggled everything in sight. No help. And of course it wasn't being moved around during the cut. Checked the power cord anyway.

      Frustrating

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      • #4
        What about a fuse on the machine..... Just a thought?

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        • #5
          I didn't see where there was a fuse or a circuit breaker. But I'm hoping someone will know of one

          I've got the feeling it'll get dropped off at a dealer to be fixed Monday. But I'm hoping someone might know what to look for on it before that has to happen.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jameslo View Post
            I didn't see where there was a fuse or a circuit breaker. But I'm hoping someone will know of one

            I've got the feeling it'll get dropped off at a dealer to be fixed Monday. But I'm hoping someone might know what to look for on it before that has to happen.
            here is a link to the manual....

            just plug in the serial# and model name....


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            • #7
              Yeah, I went through the manual when it died. I didn't see a breaker in the schematic, and the troubleshooting didn't reference any.

              Looks like it'll be in the shop Monday.

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              • #8
                Well, that's disturbing

                I dropped it off at the welding shop - Miller authorized repair center.

                At first discussion, it looks like it might run $1,200 to 1,300 to repair. That's also what it cost to buy.

                Less than 50 hours on it and it looks like it may be worthless.

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                • #9
                  James...sent you a message
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                  • #10
                    Thats unfortunate, and your only repair choices were only input power or you took out the control board....

                    Next time, best think about the T-dyne or Hypertherm lineup.

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                    • #11
                      The repair guy called Miller and told them that the machine looks like it just came out of the box, as clean as a new one, and looked like it had about 10 hours on it. And that would be about right. But that was no use.

                      I finally called and talked to them.

                      Next time I'll reconsider Lincoln. How much worse could it be?

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                      • #12
                        Actually Lincoln is much worse in the plasma lineup, again the 2 players ar T-dyne and Hypertherm. I like T-dyne for the inexpensive cost of repair parts and consumables plus the year extra warranty.

                        They are both very reliable, unlike others.

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                        • #13
                          But Miller did help you with the cost of repairing your machineright?
                          Last edited by plasmaman; 04-24-2012, 02:09 PM.
                          Tim Lux
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                          Miller Electric Mfg. Co

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                          • #14
                            yeah he should of said that, what was wrong with it anyway?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by plasmaman View Post
                              But Miller did help you with the cost of repairing your machineright?
                              The way I read in post #11 is he didn't get any help.
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