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    I got this lincoln ac. dc 225 about 1997 new. It has sat in my unheated garage since then doing it's thing. Last time I used it a month ago it didn't want to arc on DC so I used it AC no problem. I just used it today and now no juice to the stinger either ac or dc. It's on and the fan is running. I'm thinking it needs a good cleaning out as I checked , cleaned and reattached the connections at the ground and stinger. Surely I'm not the the first one to experience this so what am looking at here besides the AC DC Plus NEG switch?

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    Search any basic schematic of a transformer to understand them.
    Then isolate each coil and check for continuity.

    If continuity checks, then check resistance (ohms).
    Probably fairly low but not zero.

    AllthO' I would think a shorted tranny would blow yer braker.
    Phil

    better advice will come I'm certain of it.
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    • #3
      Only advice I got is to wiggle the switches and play a minute in case you missed something, that's about the first time I ever hear of something going wrong with one,, ha
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      • #4
        Back in dim time of my life I has a 180 amp AC only.... Contacts on switch would get a bit corroded and had to pop back off and clean contacts.... Dont know it this helps.... But before (if) you venture inside be sure unit is UNPLUGGED....

        Dale
        "Fear The Government That Wants To Take Your Guns" - Thomas Jefferson..

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        • #5
          Dale?
          Has this been in your sig all along?
          http://www.hammeranvilandforge.com/
          I just noticed it.
          VG
          sigpicViceGrip
          Negative people have a problem for every solution

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          • #6
            cean the contacts

            The ac/dc selector switch is probably corroded. Just clean it. Better yet, just bypass it so the machine is dc output. That might limit the size of rods to 1/8" max, though.
            fence and gate shop worker
            At home...
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            • #7
              Originally posted by vicegrip View Post
              Dale?
              Has this been in your sig all along?
              http://www.hammeranvilandforge.com/
              I just noticed it.
              VG
              No.... Just changed it a week or two ago..... Have had site up since first of July or so.... Trying to work out the kinks before I went public, that is why change in sig. line is only recent...

              Dale
              "Fear The Government That Wants To Take Your Guns" - Thomas Jefferson..

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              • #8
                Thank You!

                Took a look.... intrigue-ing to say the least!
                sigpicViceGrip
                Negative people have a problem for every solution

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