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I have a Lincoln 215 mig which seems to have lost much of its power. What was adequate heat at setting "D" now has to be setting "G". Does anyone know the likely cause and how much it might cost to fix?

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Before you rush to send your machine to be fix, let's do a little troubleshooting:
Weak voltage can happen due to different problems:

1) Check your ground cable first, if your terminals are "blueish" or with signs of taking too much heat, replace them including your ground clamp.

2) Check you contact tip on the gun and tip holder these must be tight and free from spatter.

3) Check your plug at gun connection also must be tight.

If everything looks good to your eye, then check your invoice all lincoln units have 3 year warranty. Check you local welding supplier if they don't have a direct relationship with Lincoln then take your machine to your local Praxair location and they will contact Lincoln for you. Probably all you pay is the shipping.

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