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Old 02-10-2007, 07:31 PM
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i have a 110v lincoln a great welder but if i used it a lot it does the same thing , i learned that the transformer inside are just getting overheated and it seems to reduce the power, it takes a long time for it cool off, usally i wait till the next day to finish, or if i can i take breaks before it heats up.
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Thats what happens when the duty cycle is exceeded or some machines just shut off, an extension cord can make this problem even worse. Make sure the wiring is up to par and if an extension cord is used it must be sufficient in size to carry the current. If the wiring is in order I have seen the problem helped, but not eliminated by adding a fan to the welder case to help cool the transformer, a fan is not always used from the factory on some cheaper outfits and these always benefit from the addition of one. Even welders that are already cooled can usually benefit from the addition of a larger fan. This may not be a practical thing to do in every case but it is something to be considered.
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To expand on what Red said, it's a good idea to blow the machine out every once in a while also. I don't know of many garages that don't have dust, and it likes to collect in any type of machinery, specially stuff that operates on electricity. If there is a fan in there, it will suck up more dust than a shop vac.

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Adtkart, You bet that makes a difference! I blow out my welders regularly and even if it has only been a day or so there usually is quite a bit of junk comes out of there. I had a fellow bring his little Hobart over because it would overheat almost as soon as he started welding and when blowing it out did not help we opened the case, it had a large mouse nest almost completely surrounding the transformer! We removed that mess and the problem disappeared
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