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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check the current control resistor with an ohm meter. The center terminal should have a smooth rise or fall of resistance when measured to one end or the other of the resistor. If the resistor and the wiring to it are OK, check the shunt in the output it'll be by the "electrode" terminal. If both are OK you probably have a bad control board.
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
The mig welder should be capable of welding aluminum not stainless but the makers should be able to give you more detail. mig is used for steel and aluminum normaly but I do not know this transformer
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
I was warrenty repair shop for lincoln, esab ,miller, hobart,and clark for five years .my expereance with lincoln as far as customer sevice they dropped the ball alot,miller on the other hand had great cusomer service.My opinion the miller family is the way to go for dependability,parts,and service.
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
You don't need an striker with a MIG welder just hook the ground cable to the base metal point the nozzle where you want to weld and pull the trigger and it will weld. Household current will run a MIG welder Take a look at the plug on the welder if it will pug into a 110v outlet you are all set, but most likely you will need a 220v outlet and maybe as much as an electric dryer type outlet.
It takes a lot of practice to be a decent welder you also need to know what voltage and wire speed settings to use for a given thickness and type of material.
You don't mention shielding gas, if you are using a flux core wire you don't need it, but if you are using regular wire you do.
If I may make a suggestion, If you really want to learn how to weld, find a community college near you and take an introductory welding class. You will get a wealth of information and practice on different welding processes. The instructor will work with you and get you welding much better and faster than you will on your own. Most importantly you will get a lot of safety information.
This is a good introductory book:
Posted on Mar 04, 2010
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