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  • ryanjones2150
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    I had some trouble with my old machine and it appeared that the HF fluttering. Maybe that's the clunking you're hearing.

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  • FusionKing
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    Originally posted by H80N View Post

    A nozzle flowmeter would be handy here

    https://www.arc-zone.com/shield-gas-flow-tester-50020



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  • piniongear
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    Last year I had some heavy aluminum plate to weld so I go to my LWS place and get my helium cylinder filled with gas.
    I get home and attach the regulator and fire up the Dynasty 200.
    It sputtered like a Mig welder sounds and left a solid layer of black soot on both edges of the bead. I thought it could only be bad gas, but I have never experienced that before.

    I returned to the LWS and he gave me another bottle of helium. Go home, hook it up and have the same results.
    Back to LWS and said the gas was bad. He made the comment that he was considering dropping this supplier and he gave me a third bottle which he said he is certain this other supplier furnished clean gas.
    Went back home, hooked that cylinder up and all was well. Nice quiet arc and no soot.

    The next time I was in the LWS I commented that the third cylinder was fine.
    He replied that his previous supplier did not clean the cylinders as the helium he provided was sold mainly to inflate balloons.
    So you can get bad gas, take it from me.
    Perry

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  • FusionKing
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    Get better......sheesh, what a dreamer.
    I never use pre flow. I hold the torch away from the work, flick it on and off, then position and weld. If you don't have post flow then you are screwed IMO.
    That needs to be fixed. You can bet the "last guy" was having trouble as well.
    The boss/owner (or whatever) needs to quit penny pinching and fix his equipment before someone else with better equipment and an ok operator steals his work. Sooner or later you have to fix your stuff. Running it broke is harder on everything IMO.
    I'm assuming the boss doesn't weld aluminum.... or he would have tried it himself. So thinking he can decide what is "good enough" in this case, means he needs to realize that qualifies his customer to decide "what isn't".
    It's always about the money

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
    A week??!!
    That would have to be frustrating to say the least.
    You are simply going to have to troubleshoot this one step at a time..
    Flick on the switch and put it up close enuff to tell if you have flow. Change to new consumables.
    Switch bottles. Check hoses or obstructions or maybe crushed.
    A Synchrowave doesn't have to bow it's head in shame to any machine. It should be able to make show quality welds at any given moment. Something is crap and you need to figure it out before you trash any more work.
    Ideas......I have one. Bring in your Dynasty and show them they need to get their machine up to snuff.
    Just a few suggestions, and my thoughts offhand. Not meaning to offend, but rather to motivate
    I like FusionKing's idea of bringing in your Dynasty ....

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  • Jayare123
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    Ya. Gas issue makes sense. tell ya what a week worth of it has definately been frustrating. Some minutes it welds fine tho. That's what confused me the most... there is definately gas coming out of the torch. Postflow has a knob but doesn't work. Is there preflow on that machine? No adjustment I could see, probably wouldn't work if there was. Like the postflow. I guess I'll take in one of my torches and my reg and try it out. I keep telling boss man that something is messed up and he says that it was working for the last welder he had about a month ago and he said to just keep going and either the problem will get worse or I'll get better. Tried to tell him this definately isn't my first aluminum gig and I don't think it's my skills/technique. Really kinda looking forward to getting in there tomorrow and messing with it
    Last edited by Jayare123; 01-15-2017, 05:36 PM.

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by FusionKing View Post

    Yea I've had this happen. I always use high flow regulators on mig aluminum. Otherwise it'll blow hard and then run out of steam after you get going.
    A nozzle flowmeter would be handy here

    https://www.arc-zone.com/shield-gas-flow-tester-50020



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  • FusionKing
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    Originally posted by Portable Welder View Post
    Sounds like gas issues, I stopped by a junior competitor of mine and he thought his spool gun was bad, the problem was a bad regulator, there was gas in the beginning but it would not maintain pressure.
    Yea I've had this happen. I always use high flow regulators on mig aluminum. Otherwise it'll blow hard and then run out of steam after you get going.

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  • FusionKing
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    A week??!!
    That would have to be frustrating to say the least.
    You are simply going to have to troubleshoot this one step at a time..
    Flick on the switch and put it up close enuff to tell if you have flow. Change to new consumables.
    Switch bottles. Check hoses or obstructions or maybe crushed.
    A Synchrowave doesn't have to bow it's head in shame to any machine. It should be able to make show quality welds at any given moment. Something is crap and you need to figure it out before you trash any more work.
    Ideas......I have one. Bring in your Dynasty and show them they need to get their machine up to snuff.
    Just a few suggestions, and my thoughts offhand. Not meaning to offend, but rather to motivate

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  • Portable Welder
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    Sounds like gas issues, I stopped by a junior competitor of mine and he thought his spool gun was bad, the problem was a bad regulator, there was gas in the beginning but it would not maintain pressure.

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  • Jayare123
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    I was also considering that if postflow was malfunctioning that I may have no preflow. Idk if that exists as a changeable parameter on this machine or if it's even that important. But no preflow would probably give me black trash immediately instead of a puddle

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  • Jayare123
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    Idk why it doesn't work. There's a knob for it but it doesn't work, as soon as you kill the arc the gas stops. Told the guy his machine was messed up. He's like oh last month before the welder quit it was welding fine. Post flow isn't too bad I guess. Just burns tungsten quicker. What about clunking from the machine while welding. 90% of my aluminum experience is on a dynasty. But this machine clunks while welding. Is that normal?

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  • OscarJr
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    Why doesn't the postflow work? Something wrong with the gas solenoid? *cough*hint*cough*

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  • Jayare123
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    Collets and bodies are stamped ck. So probably not that.

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by Jayare123 View Post
    The back cap does look exceptionally old. Didn't consider that. All my caps like to jump off the table and break in half long time before a o ring would go bad. Guess I'll check all the gas connections monday
    ALSO......

    "Bargain" chinese collets & collet holders..... have been known to restrict or cause uneven Argon flow due to sloppy machining tolerances....

    And............ drive you crazy

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