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  • Texas113
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    Forney Inverter help needed

    Long story short. My dad let me try out his little inverter welder and I pushed it harder than should. It is a Forney AT-100 inverter stick/ TIG unit. I was trying it out with 3/32 7018 rod maxed out. About 3" of weld total. I then waited 5 minutes and ran 3" of 6013 when it turned off. Is it true Forney slapped their name on the Harbor Freight equivalent ? I can't get it to run again. It also has a constant on fan that will not run. Any info would be great. I just don't want to tell him his poor little welder was burnt up by me. Oddly enough the thing had great penetration on prepped and beveled 1/4" box steel

  • Sberry
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    I bought one for sport to see if a 100$ welder worked,,, yes and no. It is a 3/32 6011 unit period. Its not efficient enough to run a 3/32 lo hi. Not worth messing with a fix. For another 100 or so someone,,, green maybe, makes one a lot better.

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by Texas113 View Post
    I appreciate getting back to me about that. Are there any wiring diagrams out there for the HF models?
    Did find a link to Forney customer service

    https://www.forneyind.com/customer_service/

    Hopefully they could help you...

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  • Texas113
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    Forney Inverter help needed

    I appreciate getting back to me about that. Are there any wiring diagrams out there for the HF models?

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  • USMCPOP
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    I had a TA Dragster 85 I got for $50. then flipped it and got the TA 161STL. Gave that to my son, the welder.

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by USMCPOP View Post
    I never had a Forney AT-100. My son had a little Harbor Freight inverter but sold it. I believe Forney had trouble with those welders. A lot of them showed up on eBay really cheap when they were discontinued.
    Sorry Pop

    Thought you had one of them..

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  • USMCPOP
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    I never had a Forney AT-100. My son had a little Harbor Freight inverter but sold it. I believe Forney had trouble with those welders. A lot of them showed up on eBay really cheap when they were discontinued.

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  • H80N
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    You may have cooked the thermal overload switch...

    I believe that USMCPOP has one of those little Chinese Forneys...

    maybe he could shed some light on your problem

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