Question about Welding Tools
Machine generator makes 110 volts, welder makes no welding current. Will flashing it help?
Flashing won't help if it is already creating 110v. Since you did not specify what model, it's hard to say. Does your machine have three brushes or just two. If two, then it could be stator, rectifier, range switch, ect. If three, start to see if you are getting voltage to the brushes. The middle brush is common to the other two.
Posted on May 05, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the same welder. Worked well for 15 years until the drive bearing stopped spinning. I cleaned and oiled the bearing and it has been working like a coon on the farm since. Nice 120 volt welder....
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
Check that your ground clamp connection to the weldment is secure (tight).
you can weld with the shielding gas, or without.
by not welding right, what exactly do you mean?
Posted on Jul 01, 2010
SOURCE: I recently purchaased a Chicago
Here are the specs for the welder from the maker of the unit which is Chicago Electric, this is a line of tools owned by Harbor Freight Tools. Here are the specs:
This is the ideal starter welder! Comes set up for Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) for hassle-free operation at the start. Add gas components for full MIG welding with shielding gas later on. As you can see it is designed to run on 240 volts AC
Input Voltage: 240 volts AC, 24.5 amps, single phase, 60 Hz Rated output current: 30 to 160 amps Rated output voltage: 18 volts @ 110 amps Max open circuit voltage: 19-30 volts Duty cycle: 15% @ 110 amps Wire capacity: 0.023" to 0.030"& 0.035" Wire feed rate: 192 to 306 inches per minute Weldable materials: Mild steel, low alloy steel, and stainless steel (not suitable for aluminum) Material thickness: MIG: 22 gauge (1/4" thick), FCAW: 22 gauge (5/16" thick) Includes: 2 lb. spool of flux-cored wire, two spare contact tips (0.023"/0.035"), handheld face shield, chipping hammer with wire brush, multi-purpose wrench
Posted on Aug 17, 2011
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