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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by Setlab View Post
    Thanks for the advice, that fixed that problem!

    Only thing now is playing with the settings. Im during red tungsten on mild steel and can't seem to do anything but mangle up the metal and heat the tungsten up cherry red. And I'm now tripping breakers... I almost want to sell it and get a new machine with less headache.
    mild steel TIG wants DC electrode NEG

    Here is a guidelines booklet that should help

    https://www.millerwelds.com/~/media/...s/gtawbook.pdf

    TIG Resources

    https://www.millerwelds.com/resource...ding-resources

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  • Setlab
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    Thanks for the advice, that fixed that problem!

    Only thing now is playing with the settings. Im during red tungsten on mild steel and can't seem to do anything but mangle up the metal and heat the tungsten up cherry red. And I'm now tripping breakers... I almost want to sell it and get a new machine with less headache.

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  • H80N
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    FWIW.... here is your manual... to check your setup.... & settings

    https://www.millerwelds.com/files/ow.../O315L_MIL.pdf

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by Setlab View Post

    The serial number is JG03647​8


    I know I have an air cooled tig torch and another water cooled one I was told has a leak in it, I'll try those out.
    a water cooled torch will burn out fast if there is no proper water flow.....

    try the air cooled one

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  • Setlab
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    Originally posted by H80N View Post
    PLS post your serial number................

    Is the machine properly jumpered for your shop voltage...??? 230vac....???

    Proper input volatge present... both legs...???

    Can you stick weld with it..??? if so.........

    try a "known good" TIG torch
    The serial number is JG03647​8

    ​​​As far as electrical goes, it's on a 50a breaker and is the same plug I run my Millermatic 200 on without hiccup. Not sure what you mean by input voltage on each leg though.

    I can stick weld on it, I wanted to postpone more testing there because Im not sure how good my welding rod is. It's some 7018 that's been sitting around awhile and I remember my stickwelding ability to be better than the results I'm getting. If that makes sense.

    I know I have an air cooled tig torch and another water cooled one I was told has a leak in it, I'll try those out.

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  • H80N
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    PLS post your serial number................

    Is the machine properly jumpered for your shop voltage...??? 230vac....???

    Proper input volatge present... both legs...???

    Can you stick weld with it..??? if so.........

    try a "known good" TIG torch
    Last edited by H80N; 09-09-2016, 03:01 PM.

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  • Setlab
    started a topic Dialarc HF issues

    Dialarc HF issues

    Just to start out with I'd say I'm a pretty inexperienced welder compared to everyone here. I'm trying to learn the right way to do things and the terminology but have a ways to go. That said I have a dialarc hf I got awhile back and now want to learn how to use it.

    Here comes my problem, the arc on the tig torch is almost nonexistent, all it does is create a tiny dull arc that does nothing. So far I've tried pretty much every combination for the controls and nothing changes. Any ideas what might be causing this? I tried posting a video, hopefully it works.





    If it means anything, before this the welder would trip the overload breaker. After a hand full of times it, it no longer trips.
    Last edited by Setlab; 09-09-2016, 02:43 PM.
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