Broken power Pin if that's what it's referred to?

  1. David Carey Member

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    image.jpeg hi guys,
    Might have dropped a massive clanger today .
    Recently bought a Cebora Panther 180 Mig welder off a good friend of mine. For a very good price. Been out today to get the machine in good condition and ready to go. Got my argon gas, new torch sleeve, mug wire etc. But to my horror I noticed that one of the spring loaded pins in the back end. Which I assume feeds power to the torch was bent at an angle. This has happened since its been in my possession. I tried to gently straighten it with my long nosed pliers and then - yep you guessed it - it came off . Is there anyway I could repair this? It has this been a really expensive day for me?

    Yours hopefully
    Dave
     
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  2. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    That"s one of the connectors for the trigger wires. It's possible to push the remains out and fit a replacement.
     
  3. David Carey Member

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    Phew! That's a relief. Is it a straight forward thing to do? Thanks for your reply.
     
  4. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    I've only repaired a few makes, I found there was a recessed caphead (or 2) holding the big brass bit in the plastic housing. Could you post a side view, it may help.
     
  5. David Carey Member

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  6. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    Not worked on that style, but I would try to unscrew the L/H collar first then look for a bolt/screw holding the brass part in the body
     
  7. David Carey Member

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    Hi, thanks for that. Found the little retaining screw under a little rubber cover. Repairs now on-going.

    Dave
     
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