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Re: lincoln mig welder
Check the earth clamp, make sure all the cables or in good condition and secured, if the unit is three phase, get an electrition the ensure all the phased are functioning. test the fuses with a meter, get back to me if all is OK
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check you ground cable, try to strike and ark on the ground cable, if no ark test the ground circuit if the circuit is ok you will need to have the transformer tested and for that you need some specal tools.
No, it's not going to be equal to the Lincoln in all ways- but if Lincoln built it it'll be a decent machine.
In all honesty, if you can only have one welder it should be a stick welder. Mig welders are full of problems and, while ideally suited to 8 hour a day 7 days a week use, can be finicky as heck when used infrequently.
The stick welder allows you to work in all positions and all conditions, it's generally cheaper than Mig welding and it's usually faster.
Make sure that the ground clamp is securely fastened to the workpiece.
Ensure that the power pin is fully seated into the housing where it receives the current.
Ensure that voltage and amperage settings are correct.
Release the wire feed rollers,turn the wire feed dial up to maximum ensure you are well away from the earth clamp, pull the triger, you should hear the relay click in, if it dosn't check the 5 mil anti serge fuse positioned on either the front of the set or on the control panel near the wire feed rollers inside the cabinet. usualy covered by a plastic screwed knob, make sure the unit is unpluged before any testing.