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  • Loaner machine while warranty work done?

    Does Miller do this?

    Currently have two Dynasty 350's, and one MM212

    4 months ago got the help 31 code on a Dyn 350, 609 hours on machine but 4 months out on warranty. Cost 2300 NOT happy at all. Wound up replacing part #267882 (power module/interconnect)

    The second 350, saved the day in that case, it's at 483hrs.

    Forward to yesterday, now the LED lights onMM212 front panel don't work. Advised to check with multi meter and it's a no go on voltage, it's got to go in for repairs.

    I don't have a second MIG and need to keep working. Not going to buy a new one.

    Had a 300 back in 02-03 and it also fried a board.
    Had a wireless pedal come DOA, (one of the first ones out) replacement sent.

    Love the equipment, getting a bit weary on these inverters though.

    So does Miller offer a "loaner" machine when this happens? I need to keep working, but at this time have an ongoing project, can't send it in.

    Also, the machine does still weld, just no lights up front. It is under warranty, but not for much longer so I need to get it in before it runs out.
    Last edited by Checkered Flag; 12-22-2015, 08:39 PM. Reason: S[elling/added info
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  • #2
    I am almost sure Miller does not do this as a company. Depending on your local LWS they may have a rental program. If you have good relations with other welding businesses maybe you can borrow one? If you are desperate then buy a new one & when the other one is fixed sell it off to recoup some of the money.

    Sometimes it just sucks being in business but try to explain that to people who have never done it.

    Where are you located? Maybe someone here has one to loan you. I'm in north Jersey if you are close.
    Last edited by MMW; 12-23-2015, 06:23 AM.
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    • #3
      I'm in Beaumont Texas and will loan you whatever I can to help if you're close.

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      • #4
        i agree with MMW. find out if anyone in your area has one that you can rent. if not i would buy a new one and sell the broken mig once fixed. Or you can look in the market for a lightly used one still in warranty.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Checkered Flag View Post
          Does Miller do this?

          Currently have two Dynasty 350's, and one MM212

          4 months ago got the help 31 code on a Dyn 350, 609 hours on machine but 4 months out on warranty. Cost 2300 NOT happy at all. Wound up replacing part #267882 (power module/interconnect)

          The second 350, saved the day in that case, it's at 483hrs.

          Forward to yesterday, now the LED lights onMM212 front panel don't work. Advised to check with multi meter and it's a no go on voltage, it's got to go in for repairs.

          I don't have a second MIG and need to keep working. Not going to buy a new one.

          Had a 300 back in 02-03 and it also fried a board.
          Had a wireless pedal come DOA, (one of the first ones out) replacement sent.

          Love the equipment, getting a bit weary on these inverters though.

          So does Miller offer a "loaner" machine when this happens? I need to keep working, but at this time have an ongoing project, can't send it in.

          Also, the machine does still weld, just no lights up front. It is under warranty, but not for much longer so I need to get it in before it runs out.

          Go buy a lincoln 210mp. Under a grand and it will do everything that the 211 will do. Again i will say it..these smaller lincolns, millers..etc are throw aways. In a business sense a 1000 bucks is not going to stop production. Im really impressed with the mp210, if it died tomorrow i would buy another.
          Kevin
          Lincoln ranger 305g x2
          Ln25
          Miller spectrum 625
          Miller 30a spoolgun
          Wc115a
          Lincoln 210mp
          F550 imt service truck

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