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MY WELDER WILL NOT STRIKE AN ARC, I took the rod right to the ground lead clamp, nothing, the fan comes on & welder is running, but no juice. This happened once before, about a year ago, I disassembled the welder looking for loose connections, inspected everthing, did not find anything, reassembled & the welder went back to work. Now it's doing it again. any insight?

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Check the transformer for voltage. Also disabled. And clean all connections

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    Check the transformer for voltage. Also disabled. And clean all connections

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My dad has the same problem.he says it need an exciter.

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