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    Vking 3350 welding helmet malfunction.

    Hello.

    I have a Viking 3350 welding helmet for two years now. Until today all ok but now when a stop the arc I have to wait 10 seconds until the display stops the darkening. The delay setting potentiometer seems to have no further effect. Has anyone else had this problem and got a solution? And yes I already changed the batteries.

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    Re: Vking 3350 welding helmet malfunction.

    I hate to say it but I think you are due for a new one. I run Huntman auto lens and my first one began flickering on and off after about six years. When I went to replace it the dealer told me that if I could tell him bar code from inside the battery compartment that they would give me a discount on a new one and they ended up giving me $ 120.00 off a $ 199.00 lens. Don't know if Viking has any kind of trade in policy but it might be worth checking.

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    Re: Vking 3350 welding helmet malfunction.

    Quote Originally Posted by J. D. View Post
    I hate to say it but I think you are due for a new one. I run Huntman auto lens and my first one began flickering on and off after about six years. When I went to replace it the dealer told me that if I could tell him bar code from inside the battery compartment that they would give me a discount on a new one and they ended up giving me $ 120.00 off a $ 199.00 lens. Don't know if Viking has any kind of trade in policy but it might be worth checking.
    I bought a cheap welding hemet today probably a Chinese crap to be able to continue my work. It was very difficult to adapt, the yellowish color and the small size of the lens. I decided to use Viking even with the reported problem and for some inexplicable reason it returned to work properly. The weather here is quite humid and yesterday was very, producing a lot of fog in the lens. I think this humidity may have caused the malfunction. Anyway thanks for the reply. I am glad the welding helmet has returned to work because it's very hard to find quality welding helments here in Brazil.
    Last edited by Dalzani Lima; 08-28-2019 at 12:22 PM.

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    Re: Vking 3350 welding helmet malfunction.

    Maybe you need to store your helmet in a container with some type of moisture absorber in it when not in use. And I do understand how hard it can be to adapt when the helmet you have been using for years goes down. Good luck and hope your helmet lasts for years to come.

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    Re: Vking 3350 welding helmet malfunction.

    did you change the battery and put a fresh one in?

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    Re: Vking 3350 welding helmet malfunction.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbytime View Post
    did you change the battery and put a fresh one in?

    Yes. It was my first step. But it did not resolve. I used it all day today without any problems. As I said I believe it was excessive humidity from yesterday. I could see little drops dripping internally. I imagine this humidity has contaminated the delay pot and left it dead.
    I have a frequent lens fogging problem. Sometimes I even put a fan behind me to solve or a gas mask without the filters to divert the breath of the lens.
    Last edited by Dalzani Lima; 08-28-2019 at 08:37 PM.

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    Re: Vking 3350 welding helmet malfunction.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dalzani Lima View Post
    Yes. It was my first step. But it did not resolve. I used it all day today without any problems. As I said I believe it was excessive humidity from yesterday. I could see little drops dripping internally. I imagine this humidity has contaminated the delay pot and left it dead.
    I have a frequent lens fogging problem. Sometimes I even put a fan behind me to solve or a gas mask without the filters to divert the breath of the lens.

    you can take the mask window out and put it in a sealed container with dried rice, cover it all up, the rice will absorb any moisture out of it, leave it in at least a day and see if just drying it out will help, I would imagine the mask is built to take some humidity knowing the ares it will be used, such as outdoors in the rain sometimes..

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