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Tig arc will not hold and cuts out at low amps.

Postby Danylo66 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:24 pm

After welding for a half hour all of a sudden by tig welder will not hold an arc at low amps.
Its frustrating.
Has anyone experienced this problem?
Checked my ground checked and replaced my tungsten adjusted the gas. Pulled my hair out and cried.
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Re: Tig arc will not hold and cuts out at low amps.

Postby Danylo66 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:15 am

Waiting on an answer from Everlast. Maybe something is out of sinc.
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Re: Tig arc will not hold and cuts out at low amps.

Postby LtBadd » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:52 am

What amperage are you welding at, and what size tungsten are you using?
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Re: Tig arc will not hold and cuts out at low amps.

Postby Danylo66 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:05 am

I use to be able to weld down at 10 amps with 1/16 electrode. now I cant weld below 30 amps. it just starts and fades away.
I have tried Lanthenated Thoriated Ceriated and E3 no luck. cleaned the ground and changed the collets. tried a new tank of argon. I know its a cheap Chines welder, but still it did work and nothing inside looks burnt. I am saving up for a better welder, but in the mean time id still like using this one.
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Re: Tig arc will not hold and cuts out at low amps.

Postby MarkL » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:25 pm

Danylo66 wrote:Waiting on an answer from Everlast. Maybe something is out of sinc.

There is a welding forum at tractorbynet.com, one of the sponsors is Everlast and there's a company rep on there that is very active helping people resolve problems. You might check that out and see if he can help you.
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Re: Tig arc will not hold and cuts out at low amps.

Postby pgk » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:30 am

I forgot about Tractorbynet, I used to frequent that forum quite a bit b4 I bought my compact diesel.. Good info over there.

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Re: Tig arc will not hold and cuts out at low amps.

Postby Danylo66 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:22 pm

Thanks for the info guys. I'll try that tractorbynet forum.
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Re: Tig arc will not hold and cuts out at low amps.

Postby Artie F. Emm » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:44 pm

Everlast Canada is located in Burlington, is that near you? I'm sure they could help.

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Re: Tig arc will not hold and cuts out at low amps.

Postby raticus » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:18 pm

I'm curious, what are you welding that you're only using 10 amps for? I don't think I've ever welded at that low a setting... that must be some really really thin stuff
am I the only one that can't feed filler rod with magical thumb action?
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Re: Tig arc will not hold and cuts out at low amps.

Postby Danylo66 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:28 pm

I was just stating that the machine was capable of welds down to 10 amps. Razor blade challenge.
What I would like to try is to weld 18-22 guage sheet metal. For automotive repair.
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