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Thread: ESAB 215 Issues right out of the box

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    ESAB 215 Issues right out of the box

    So I just finally got my hands on a Rebel 215 at work and couldnt wait to test it out. I still have not run a 208/230v 50a circuit for the welder so I used the adapter and ran it on 120v 20a. Day one everything worked great. I ran it through all the processes to see how it performed on the lower voltage and was quite pleased at every feature. Day 2: I was going to tackle a small tig project but could not get an arc to strike. Tried both the pedal and the press button on the torch and had no luck. I took the torch apart and put it back together to make sure I had everything right and still nothing.

    I switched it over to stick welding and had the same results, no arc what so ever. I then put the MIG gun on there and confirmed all processes are not working. The ground clamp has no issues which was all I could think of off the top of my head. Then I also noticed that there was no gas coming from the MIG gun when I squeezed the trigger. Opening up the side panel I can feel/hear the gas coming out the back of the MIG hose, spraying towards the spool. All the O Rings seem to be in fine order so I am quite confused.

    I have no idea what would cause this machine from working fine one afternoon and then have two complete failures over night with absolutely zero human interaction between the successful operation and the failure. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    Re: ESAB 215 Issues right out of the box

    Did you reset the machine from the GUI? Have you called ESAB technical support? Did you try it on 220V?

    If all else fails then it becomes a warranty claim. Seems you need to do some more digging on your end because nobody here has access to your machine. Your 120v ckt might even be the issue.
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    Re: ESAB 215 Issues right out of the box

    No need to run more than one thread on the issue at hand. Hopefully a moderator will merge these two into one thread.
    Lincoln, ESAB, Thermal Dynamics, Victor, Miller, Dewalt, Makita, Kalamzoo. Hand tools, power tools, welding and cutting tools.

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    Re: ESAB 215 Issues right out of the box

    ESAB support sucks, they never got back to me when I had problem with my esab 215ic, mp machine.

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    Re: ESAB 215 Issues right out of the box

    As long as under warranty, bring it back to the store to get it checked out.

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    Re: ESAB 215 Issues right out of the box

    Gas out the back of the gun and no gas out the front. Push gun in a little more. gas port has to line up between the two o-rings.
    why do electronic devices fail just setting there? Any electronic device can fail on power up at any time. New or old.

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    Re: ESAB 215 Issues right out of the box

    The ESAB 215 I had was nothing but troubles....packed it up and
    sent it back a...also the adaptive arc or whatever the call it is a gimmick....


    YMMV

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    Re: ESAB 215 Issues right out of the box

    Hi

    Brand new to this forum, literally seconds ago! lol I bought the ESAB Rebel emp 215 ic 7 months ago and just unboxed it and plugged it in yesterday. To my dismay it would not function?? I have it plugged into 120v household as that is my only option at present. The display screen is showing a 90v caution icon?? I tested the plug in receptacle and it reads 122v? Does anyone here have any ideas as to what this could be? I will obviously be calling ESAB about this early next week. Thanks in advance, Todd.

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    Re: ESAB 215 Issues right out of the box

    Are you using an extention cord or plugged directly into the wall. Also do you have it plugged into an outlet that has suffient amperage? I've never heard of any one buying a new product and waiting 7 months to give it a spin around the block lol. I was like a kid in the candy store when mine arrived wanting to read the owners/user manuals to get to know it and use it ASAP.
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