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    Had my first tech support call with Miller this morning. Last night my 255 quit feeding wire. I could hear the gas solenoid kick in when I pulled the trigger but no wire would come out. I took the roller tension off and the roller didn’t turn when I pressed the trigger either.

    5 seconds is a lot longer than you think.

    Can you guess what the problem was?

    (Yes, I did RTFM; the answer is a common sense one.)
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    Miller 211 AutoSet
    Miller Dynasty 200 DX
    Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42

    "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters"
    Francisco Goya

  • #2
    You had to push the white reset button?...Bob
    Bob Wright

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    • #3
      Spoolgun switch?

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      • #4
        Does it have a pre flow setting? Wire feed speed set on zero?
        MM250
        Trailblazer 250g
        22a feeder
        Lincoln ac/dc 225
        Victor O/A
        MM200 black face
        Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
        Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
        Arco roto-phase model M
        Vectrax 7x12 band saw
        Miller spectrum 875
        30a spoolgun w/wc-24
        Syncrowave 250
        RCCS-14

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        • #5
          Got 0.5 seconds and 5.0 seconds preflow mixed up?

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          • #6
            I give up.

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            • #7
              I wasn’t holding down the trigger long enough for the pre-flow to finish.
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              Miller 211 AutoSet
              Miller Dynasty 200 DX
              Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42

              "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters"
              Francisco Goya

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              • #8
                How much proflow does a guy need?

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                • #9
                  Ok fellas, I'm going to plead ignorance AND stupidity. Pre flow for the mig process? I've never heard of that.

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                  • #10
                    It makes sure the initial arc strike is done in shielding gas instead of in atmosphere.

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                    • #11
                      Bushy, I suspected that's the reason behind it. Been migging a lot of years and a feature like that never entered my mind. On tig, I'll tap the peddle a second or two before beginning the weld. I guess I'm just old school. All these bells and whistles that come on everything nowadays just turn me off to new technology. To me, all these new fandangled thingamajigs are just one more thing to potentially cost you mucho bucks if and when they go south. That's why I'm sticking with my 2008 Ford Ranger that I bought new for 15 grand.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Metjunkie View Post
                        That's why I'm sticking with my 2008 Ford Ranger that I bought new for 15 grand.
                        There's certainly some truth to what you're saying, yet there's probably someone who would say their 1970's or 80's vehicle is better then a 2000+ year vehicle. Perhaps it's also a matter of perspective and view point largely influenced by when we were born and the time frame we grew up in.

                        I have a 2016 Dynasty 210DX, and it had a problem under warranty that required a new board, crossing my fingers it's ok now...
                        Richard
                        West coast of Florida

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                        • #13
                          You're right Lt. I think older vehicles are better. I also have a '71 Chevy C20 and a, as yet to be restored, '66 austin healey sprite. I have a first generation Diversion 165 that doesn't get a lot of use, but after reading the horror stories of inverters, I worry about letting out the magic smoke, at some point.

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