Hey guys, I was wondering if you could help me out with getting my welder to work. It worked fine when I picked it up from the guy I bought it from in March. Since then, it has sat at my parents place until recently. Now I have it wired and gassed up, and when I try it weld, it won't arc unless I touch the electrode to the work piece.
Here are some of my observations:
The fan turns on
The high frequency sounds like it is working
the gas timer works
the "reset" switch is "on"
I have the contractor control set to "remote"
I checked the input voltages. hot to ground is 120v and hot to hot is 240V
there is a big glass fuse at the back of the welder. I checked it for resistance and it is 0.
I checked the ground and electrode cables for resistance and it is 0
I checked the voltage between the ground cable and electrode with the pedal down and I get about 88V. This is on the medium amperage setting.
There are some other things that I checked but those are the main things that I can remember.
What really baffles me is that it worked fine in March, but now it doesn't work. I really hope that I hooked up something incorrectly and someone here will be able to tell me what happened. Or maybe there is something that commonly goes bad and is easy to fix?
Thanks in advance,