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    I just got a Millermatic 211. I've confirmed everything is connected properly. When I begin wleding, I can weld a few seconds (maybe 3 or 4 beads), then the machine shuts down, amd turns back on. I can then weld for a couple of seconds again.
    No problems just holding the trigger down amd letting wire feed. Only have a problem when actually welding.
    Welding steel with a 75/25 mix, using a regular outlet. Any help would be appreciated!!
    Also, for anyone else with this machine, for the grounding wire, the end that plugs into the machine, there are 4 tiny holes, but only 2 connectors coming out. Is that correct? Thanks!

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    Serial Number... PLS...???
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    • #3
      Not sure how that'll help. I'll have to run out and get it. It's MG111-something

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      • #4
        Originally posted by lutgenwt2 View Post
        Not sure how that'll help. I'll have to run out and get it. It's MG111-something
        Can't do much without it....

        there are MANY iterations of these machines...
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        • #5
          It'll help because then he'll know exactly which machine you have. There are various changes, updates and whatever else that can change in a machine as the years go by for that model run.

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          • #6
            Sounds as though the Tip Saver function is activating

            From the manual: A. Drive Motor Protection


            1


            Drive motor protection circuit protects drive motor from overload. If drive motor becomes inoperative, cycle unit power off and back on again.
            B. Tip Saver/Short Circuit Protection
            The tip saver/short circuit protection extends contact tip life and protects internal components from damage. If contact tip is shorted to workpiece, the unit shuts down the welding output. To resume operation, release gun trigger to reset unit. If the contact tip has stuck to the workpiece, release gun trigger, turn off unit, and remove contact tip from workpiece. Check contact tip and replace if damaged. Turn on unit to continue operation.



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            • #7
              Turns out it's my outlet. Only putting out about 109, and drops to 50-60 when welding, causing the welder to shut down (automatically shuts down below 70 volts) Apologies H80N for not giving my S/N at first. I'm a little leary of giving that sort of thing out, not knowing who are.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by lutgenwt2 View Post
                I just got a Millermatic 211. I've confirmed everything is connected properly. When I begin wleding, I can weld a few seconds (maybe 3 or 4 beads), then the machine shuts down, amd turns back on. I can then weld for a couple of seconds again.
                No problems just holding the trigger down amd letting wire feed. Only have a problem when actually welding.
                Welding steel with a 75/25 mix, using a regular outlet. Any help would be appreciated!!
                Also, for anyone else with this machine, for the grounding wire, the end that plugs into the machine, there are 4 tiny holes, but only 2 connectors coming out. Is that correct? Thanks!
                Just curious, what is a "regular outlet"?

                Griff

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                • #9
                  Regular outlet? I good outlet can safely supply at least the rated current at between 110v-120v forever without tripping breakers or overheating the wiring. Most outlets receptacles are only speced for 15A but the circuits in newer homes are wired for 20A. A 20A receptacle has a horizontal addition to one of the prongs. However I have seen voltages higher than 120v, like 125V without any loads.

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                  • #10
                    I was going to tell you to check your receptacle first then the welder cord. I've more than once had an intermittent problem from just too much moving things around and welding machines on wheeled carts, etc. The cord gets hung up on some other crap and pulls on the plug, just enough for things to go screwy.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BlackICE View Post
                      Regular outlet? I good outlet can safely supply at least the rated current at between 110v-120v forever without tripping breakers or overheating the wiring. Most outlets receptacles are only speced for 15A but the circuits in newer homes are wired for 20A. A 20A receptacle has a horizontal addition to one of the prongs. However I have seen voltages higher than 120v, like 125V without any loads.
                      Don't need a poor stab at trying to explain loads or house wiring. My question was what is a "regular" outlet.

                      Griff

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by griff01 View Post

                        Don't need a poor stab at trying to explain loads or house wiring. My question was what is a "regular" outlet.

                        Griff
                        lots of fiber

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Broccoli1 View Post

                          lots of fiber
                          I like that!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by griff01 View Post

                            Don't need a poor stab at trying to explain loads or house wiring. My question was what is a "regular" outlet.

                            Griff
                            By regular outlet I meant a 120v outlet (vice a 240 one). The Millermatic 211 is dual voltage, so it can be plugged into a "regular" (120v) outlet, or a 240 outlet.

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                            • #15
                              Would not worry about anybody trying to bust your chops

                              Glad you solved your problem

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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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