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  • Bulldog
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    Hey Purge,
    Did ya bring the 180 back or talk to the dealer today?
    Bulldog

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  • Purgemonkey
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    Thanks for clearing that up Sberry.

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  • Sberry
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    The ground rod is not what you are thinking it is, has nothing to do with it. If you are coming from the main entrance service panel the ground and neutral are one in the same for this purpose. If it is hooked to a 4 wire sub panel then the ground needs to be hooked to the equipment ground bar. If you are getting 230 to the machine (on the right leads) its wired right, the ground has nothing to do with the problem. The ground rod needs to be driven in and connected to the neutral bar of your main panel, which is where the machine is grounded to. If you have underground steel underground water line it may be grounded to that instead of rods,,, although it should really have both should that become disconnected for some reason. The waterline is the primary grounding electrode if its available. But,,,,, its not considered an equipmet saftey ground or allowed to be the sole grounding means, needs the wire to the panel.

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  • Purgemonkey
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    Send in the electricians!

    Bulldog,the plug is 230v, but from what I have learned there are two different ways to ground this circuit.
    One way is where the ground can be used as a 125v neutral lets say like for a clothes dryer. If you test the voltage across the two hot wires the reading is 230v if you test from one hot wire to the ground you get a read of 117v
    The other way is to have a 0v safety ground. This is where a 5/8" metal rod is driven something like 5 or 8 ft. into the ground and the ground wire is connected to that.
    This is something that I'm sure needs to be done,seeing as there's nothing like that here.
    Either way I'll be making phone calls tomorrow to an electrician. I've done about all I can.
    I'm better at welding than wiring.

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  • Bulldog
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    Purge, The 180 wants 230v. Maybe I don't understand but your not plugin' it into 125v outlet are ya?
    Bulldog
    By the way you should post your location so if you have somone close to you they may lend a helping hand.

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  • Purgemonkey
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    Neutral ground instead of safety ground

    I just found some info about the wiring in this antiquated house.
    The recepticle the the welder is connected to is 125v neutral instead of 0v safety ground. If this is wrong I will have someone correct it before I turn the welder on again.

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  • Bulldog
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    Hey Purge,
    Are you sure the transformer jumpers are correct? Let us know what happens.
    Bulldog

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  • Purgemonkey
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    Hot resistor

    Thank you Bulldog, I will end up taking the machine back to have it checked out if that is the only solution.
    I did however remove the top cover to see what exactly is getting so hot. It is the resistor labeled WW FXD 100 W 50 OHM. Part # 186468 in the owners manual.
    I won't go any further than that, I don't want to "monkey around" with it.
    Maybe someone will know something about this otherwise I'll just haul it back to the dealer.

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  • Bulldog
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    Take it back to the place that ya bought from and tell them what happened. If you start messing with it you run the risk of voiding the warranity
    Bulldog

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  • Purgemonkey
    started a topic Smoking Syncrowave 180!!

    Smoking Syncrowave 180!!

    I powered up my brand new machine and after sitting idle for about 3 minutes I could see a light cloud of smoke rising from the back. Everything looks normal except for the smoke. Suggestions??
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