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    Hi Everyone,
    I am having Trouble with my Miller Vintage Mig welder, it has only been lightly used ist roughly 5 or 6 years old. I have wire feed but no gas is comming out (I am running straight c02), The bottle is not empty. Hopefully someone can help me out.
    Thanks in advance

  • #2
    I forgot to mention it is the millermatic vintage.... the new replacement of the millermatic 250! Hope this makes sense!

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    • #3
      You'll need to go ahead and post the serial number.

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      • #4
        Ok will do later on!!
        Thanks

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        • #5
          I cant find the Serial number?! but it does weld just no gas coming out!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mig101 View Post
            I cant find the Serial number?! but it does weld just no gas coming out!
            Serial number on newer machines should be on a black and white label on the rear of the machine similar to this pic..
            Older machines will have serial stamped into the tin front panel (blackface or white)

            There are several iterations of this "Vintage" model... the serial allows us to look at the correct manual/docs

            Last edited by H80N; 01-08-2016, 04:13 AM.
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            • #7
              Sorry for the late reply.... For some reason I can not find the Serial number..... I bought this machine used and am getting a Little worried!

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              • #8
                mig101,

                Have you checked to see if you have 115 VAC to the valve when the trigger is pulled?

                Kevin
                Kevin Schuh
                Service Technician
                Miller Electric Mfg. Co.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mig101
                  Sorry for the late reply.... For some reason I can not find the Serial number..... I bought this machine used and am getting a Little worried!
                  I would be worried too...!!!.

                  should not be difficult to locate the serial number....

                  if it has been removed, damaged or obscured... you may have a stolen machine...

                  that would be bad news....and if that were the case I sure would not touch it

                  BUT my guess is that you have just not looked close enough
                  Last edited by H80N; 01-12-2016, 10:09 AM.
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                  *******************************************
                  The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

                  “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

                  Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

                  My Blue Stuff:
                  Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
                  Dynasty 200DX
                  Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
                  Millermatic 200

                  TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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                  • #10
                    I havent checked yet but will do later on today thanks!
                    I will take a look again for the Serial number!
                    Thanks

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                    • #11
                      I had a gas issue with my machine...everything seemed to check out OK, but it turned out to be a not very significant looking kink in the line right where it leaves the machine. Didn't look like much, but then it didn't take much to block off the gas flow. Other than that, I can be of no help what with the lack of info/symptoms, etc..
                      Don J
                      Reno, NV

                      Never pick a fight with an old guy. Old guys are too smart to fight and get hurt. They'll just kill you and get it over with.

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                      • #12
                        Bottle is on? Regulator is turned up to 20cfh +/- ? When you pull the trigger do you hear the solenoid clicking? If not then check to see if you have power to it. Be very careful when the covers are off & it is plugged in. If you are not comfortable with that then get someone who is.

                        If solenoid is clicking remove hose from solenoid that goes to the gun. Do you have gas coming out of the solenoid when trigger is pulled? If not then remove hose from rear of solenoid. Turn on gas bottle & make sure regulator is turned up some. Do you have gas coming out of the hose? If so you have a blockage in the solenoid. Try blowing some air through it both ways while pulling the trigger to unblock it.

                        Remove gun from drive but leave it plugged in electrically. (When doing this test & all others the welding wire will be live when trigger is pulled so you should remove the welding wire to keep from shorting anything) Turn on gas & pull trigger. Do you have gas coming out of the drive? If not check incoming hose for kinks or blockages. If you do then install the gun making sure it is all the way seated in the drive. Pull trigger & you should have gas coming out of the nozzle. If not you probably have a blockage in the gun somewhere.

                        All tests where the trigger is pulled should be done with the machine plugged in & turned on.
                        Last edited by MMW; 02-03-2016, 06:55 AM.
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                        • #13
                          Thanks for all the help everyone! I habe narrowed it down to the gas solenoid!
                          Thanks everone!

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                          • #14
                            Besides your LWS you can get parts online at Miller4less. Good prices, fast shipping & original Miller parts.
                            MM250
                            Trailblazer 250g
                            22a feeder
                            Lincoln ac/dc 225
                            Victor O/A
                            MM200 black face
                            Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
                            Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
                            Arco roto-phase model M
                            Vectrax 7x12 band saw
                            Miller spectrum 875
                            30a spoolgun w/wc-24
                            Syncrowave 250
                            RCCS-14

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