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    ANDY will be gone untill the 22nd. I would take it in if it were doing that to me. Thats what warrenty service is for.

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  • enlpck
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    I have the STH, and the ONLY problem I have had has been with 6010 (even 5P, even 3/32) tripping the uint out. Not a major problem, but annoying. I thought it was the power system at first, until I plugged into an outlet right at the panel and it happened (240V)

    I do run a fair bit of 6010, but more 7018, so not a big issue. (wish I got more TIG time in, but we have a synchro350 at work, so I only have about 6 hours of TIG on the 150. Maybe 100 hours of stick. Not a lot, but with 6 (or 7?) machines to choose from at work, it tends to get used when I am on the hilo basket, or in places where I cables don't easily drag)

    Ran a dropout probe on the line, and it didn;t indicate (trips on -10% for 1/2 cycle or more-- essentially a missed cycle detector) so I am confident it is the machine. Bought the unit just about the beginning of March last year... Is this due for a shop call for a fix?

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  • ASKANDY
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    That's right!!

    Those are little pocket rockets. I like showing those off at these race shows and air shows.

    A-

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  • Danny
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    George,

    The only upgrade your Maxstar 150 STL needs is for you to trade it in on a Maxstar 150 STH.

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  • ASKANDY
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    Thanks George.

    It really does weld great and 6010 is such an ugly rod with lot of spatter that I shy from it anyway unless I have to.

    seeya

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  • Sundown
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    Originally posted by ASKANDY
    Good question.

    The weld tests on 6010s were good with the 6010 5P+ but the standard 6010 did experience arc outages and was not reccommended. Jeff Johnson from TIG service said the only update was a capacitor update to fix a starting error that would pop up once in awhile. When trying to start, you would only get a small arc and the blue light would start flashing.

    Are you running it on 230 or 115?

    Andy
    First thanks for the quick response. I am running 240V unless I can't find any, I did expierence the starting problem with the first unit I had but it was replaced (within three days, I might add) with a upgraded unit (STL with three process led's) and I havn't had any problems since. I can run 3/32nd 6010 rods without any problem but for most things I use 7018 rods anyway so there is really no problem and my main use is tig on 16ga tubing anyway. The only reason I brought it up was that the subject came up on a few other forums and I wondered if there really was a fix for the 6010 thing. Since it runs 6011 (and most everything else I have tried) very well I don't think it's a really big deal on the 6010's. Thank you for clearing this up, I really like the Maxstar alot and would only sell it to get a Dynasty.....that is when I win the lottery, or get a uncontrolable urge to tig aluminum (right now my 210/3035 works fine for that)

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  • ASKANDY
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    Good question.

    The weld tests on 6010s were good with the 6010 5P+ but the standard 6010 did experience arc outages and was not reccommended. Jeff Johnson from TIG service said the only update was a capacitor update to fix a starting error that would pop up once in awhile. When trying to start, you would only get a small arc and the blue light would start flashing.

    Are you running it on 230 or 115?

    Andy

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  • Sundown
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    The word is going around that Miller has a fix for the LExxxxxx Maxstar 150's to enable them to run 1/8" 6010 rods with no problem. I remember when I first got mine I could not keep the arc going with a 1/8" 6010 and had to switch to 6011's. Can you confirm if that is correct? Thanks
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