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Engine surge when ground hooked up / not welding good rods stick

This unit has an engine surging problem when ground is hooked up and nothing else is plugged in only ground. unit is in back of truck on wood pallet not touching anything welding rods keep sticking and not welding good let a friend use ( I KNOW ) suitcase with fluxcore wire and he shorted gun had to buy new gun and seems to be when problem started I'm on the big Island of Hawaii and the only repair is to ship to oahu would rather fix my self I'm sure it just something in cuircut board just need to know how to test and if anyonelse has had this problem.

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    What model machine, sounds like the output is grounded.

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Hi rule 1 NEVER let any one else use your set the set is testing itself and by surging it is telling you it has a diode /or more than 1 shorted out locate the diode assembly dissconect it /remove it disconnect and test each diode individualy /insert the blown diode into your friend !!! silk090

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