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    Now that I work for my LWS in sales I see lots of people and machines. Twice some Miller owners have had issues with their machines. So I blow them out and get lbs of dirt and paint from them that got sucked thru and they work so much better...Bob
    Bob Wright

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    There are a lot of things that need a dusting and cleaning to run right .

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    • #3
      Originally posted by aametalmaster View Post
      Now that I work for my LWS in sales I see lots of people and machines. Twice some Miller owners have had issues with their machines. So I blow them out and get lbs of dirt and paint from them that got sucked thru and they work so much better...Bob
      ABSOTUTELY... !!!

      many of us have been telling folks to do that as part of their PM for years......
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        Yeper 👍

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        • #5
          Originally posted by H80N View Post

          ABSOTUTELY... !!!

          many of us have been telling folks to do that as part of their PM for years......
          And, as I bet you know, the Miller owners manuals say to do this. But, from what I can tell, most apparently don't read their manuals.

          Griff

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          • #6
            Maybe miller should put a picture of a guy blowing the dust out of his welder. <br />
            <br />
            I just a Lincoln AC-225C from my dad, says it groans and gets hot quickly. I took the cover off yesterday and what did I find? Not just dust and dirt, but mud dobber nests and what appeared to be a vocational school for rodents to learn to build debris huts inside of welding machines. <br />
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            Stuff was obstructing the vent louvers in the case for sure and who knows what else. Gave it a good washing and seems to be working fine.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
              Maybe miller should put a picture of a guy blowing the dust out of his welder. <br />
              <br />
              I just a Lincoln AC-225C from my dad, says it groans and gets hot quickly. I took the cover off yesterday and what did I find? Not just dust and dirt, but mud dobber nests and what appeared to be a vocational school for rodents to learn to build debris huts inside of welding machines. <br />
              <br />
              Stuff was obstructing the vent louvers in the case for sure and who knows what else. Gave it a good washing and seems to be working fine.
              But did Mickey & Minnie learn to weld while in there....???....
              Last edited by H80N; 06-15-2016, 08:07 PM.
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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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              • #8
                Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
                Maybe miller should put a picture of a guy blowing the dust out of his welder. <br />
                <br />
                I just a Lincoln AC-225C from my dad, says it groans and gets hot quickly. I took the cover off yesterday and what did I find? Not just dust and dirt, but mud dobber nests and what appeared to be a vocational school for rodents to learn to build debris huts inside of welding machines. <br />
                <br />
                Stuff was obstructing the vent louvers in the case for sure and who knows what else. Gave it a good washing and seems to be working fine.
                Actually, I think I saw in one of my owner's manual (maybe for the Syncro 350) a stick man blowing out the unit.. I'll try to remember to check on this.

                Griff

                PS
                Well, it looks like the stick man got electrocuted and the other diagrams just show the air blow gun and the vacuum cleaner.

                Last edited by griff01; 06-15-2016, 08:50 PM. Reason: add on

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                • #9
                  Ok, I know everyone was thinking it, but I'll say it. Welders and Weldors work better after being blown...
                  Ryan
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                  • #10
                    I hit my machines with the leaf blower I use to clean out the shop, I also keep them covered when they're not being used. In the spring I wash and polish them. The shop isn't that big, grinding dust gets on everything that's not covered. I clean my ground clamp and check for lose cable ends too.

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                    • #11
                      Every week I have my guys blow the machines out just thru the vents in the cases, then about every 6 months, I take the covers off and clean them out well.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by xryan View Post
                        Ok, I know everyone was thinking it, but I'll say it. Welders and Weldors work better after being blown...
                        No Ryan, only you, we are all Boy Scouts, pure of heart and mind.

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                        • #13
                          Holy smokes, Me and H80N are talking about Disney characters inside of my welder....I don't even know what you guys are talking about...

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                          • #14
                            IF a compressed air blast... with the covers off still leaves the internals caked and snotty...

                            you might consider hosing it out with a few cans of "BLUE SHOWER"

                            https://www.techspray.com/p-17-g3-bl...e-cleaner.aspx

                            But be aware... it isn't cheap.......
                            .

                            *******************************************
                            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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                            • #15
                              I just picked up a new welder and did the same, thing was full of dust which doesn't help with cooling. When it's dust free inside it makes it much easier to see any other possible issues

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