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My holbart 140 handler has power but does nothing I think its the computer board or the contactor because I turned it on and smoke came out

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Could be a board but it is common for the diodes to overheat and burn out. These welders are only 20% duty cycle. If you do lots of continuous welding it will overheat. If you open the cover and follow the main lead you'll see the two large diodes . See if there are any burnt wires or melted insulation. You can order the diodes from hobart or from your local welding supply. You can test the diodes with an ohm meter. They should conduct in one direction, but not the other. Let us know what you find out!

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