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  • #46
    Nope. I hate painting.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Franz© View Post

      The instant that device is powered on the computer looks for a functional gun in my opinion. No gun or shorted gun you got shutdown in 2 or 3 seconds.
      Anyone have any idea if this model will power on with no gun attached?

      Ideas on how to determine if my gun is connected correctly?



      MM212

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      • #48
        Originally posted by aPoundFoolish View Post

        Anyone have any idea if this model will power on with no gun attached?

        Ideas on how to determine if my gun is connected correctly?


        I would call Miller tech and ask them for sure....Bob
        Bob Wright

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        • #49
          Please forgive me if I missed these answers in this thread--didn't see them on a quick check

          Please post your serial number.
          Where are you located?

          EDIT: Never mind the serial number. There are only two manuals, and they really don't show much, which you already know.
          Last edited by Aeronca41; 06-20-2019, 04:01 PM.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by aametalmaster View Post

            I would call Miller tech and ask them for sure....Bob
            ABSOLUTELY, somebody there till she finds a sucker to pasy her student loans might be able to *****y her screen correctly and get the answer IF it's in the screen.

            PLUG a gun in and see what the machine does.
            WTF are you going to do with it otherwise, use it for a base for a floor lamp?

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Franz© View Post
              PLUG a gun in and see what the machine does.
              It works about as well with the gun plugged in as it does unplugged, which is to say, not at all.

              For my machine at least I get the same behavior regardless if the gun is plugged in or not.

              MM212

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              • #52
                Originally posted by Aeronca41 View Post

                EDIT: Never mind the serial number. There are only two manuals, and they really don't show much, which you already know.
                Correct, I've read both versions. There are minor mentions of the lights blinking to communicate an error but neither situation seemed to apply here.

                MM212

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Franz© View Post

                  ABSOLUTELY, somebody there till she finds a sucker to pasy her student loans might be able to *****y her screen correctly and get the answer IF it's in the screen.
                  Nope Miller has real people that really know. I was in Miller sales i know. Call and ask for Kevin...Bob
                  Bob Wright

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Aeronca41 View Post
                    Where are you located?
                    I'm located near Chicago.
                    MM212

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                    • #55
                      Sorry--too far to help out in person! I'm on the PA/NY border. Definitely an intriguing problem I could get into if closer,

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                      • #56
                        Before you start tearing that thing's guts out, take it to a friends house and plug it in. I know you said the Miller tech did that, but who knows what he really did.

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
                          Before you start tearing that thing's guts out, take it to a friends house and plug it in. I know you said the Miller tech did that, but who knows what he really did.
                          Good point.
                          Several years ago, I had a SyncroWave 250 that developed a display problem. Machine welded ok it just didn't display amperage when set to AC. Before the warranty ran out, I had the LWS send it back for service.
                          Machine was returned two weeks later, I take it to my shop and it had the same problem. I did notice the output selector was now on DC- instead of AC.
                          Repeat the above sequence TWO MORE times.
                          The last time, they sent back info that the machine did not have a problem and I needed to learn to operate and understand the controls.
                          Yes I threw a fit and made the LWS wire up the machine in their building. They reluctantly did so and, bingo, there was the problem, just as I had stated.
                          He called the Miller Tech line and the Tech (can't remember the name) said "yep, that's the main PC board and they shipped one to the LWS.
                          Found out later, the repair center DID NOT EVEN HOOK UP THE MACHINE the last two times it was returned!!
                          Point is that everything must be verified.
                          It's really sad!

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                          • #58
                            UPDATE: Welder does not work off a generator.

                            I get the same behavior from the welder when connected to the generator as I do the wall outlet.
                            MM212

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                            • #59
                              Next step on my list is to rent a smaller Lincoln 120/240v welder from Home Depot and see if that will run on my outlet.

                              Let me know if anyone has any other thoughts for what to do next...
                              MM212

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                              • #60
                                Since you say,"it worked fine at the dealer", did you actually watch them turn it on and weld with it? I think you're throwing good money away, renting this and that, to see what other machines work on your outlet.

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