Oil cooled buzz

  1. jimbo84 Forum Supporter

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    I've had my oil filled welder for a while and have run it on a generator since I've had it, never on the mains so unable to hear anything previously. Recently moving it to my garage and running it off mains the welder is the only noise so I can hear the thing now, it buzzes when on and buzzes louder when running a weld, still works fine but sounds like the old cheap AC buzz boxes.

    Is this normal for these or a sign that something is becoming loose inside and I need to take a look at it?
     
  2. mtt.tr

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    Perfectly normal for a big transformer to hum.
     
  3. jimbo84 Forum Supporter

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    :thumbup: Cheers, thought that would be the case but wanted to check. Glad too as didn't want to be pulling it apart, too heavy and too messy to be pulling to bits.
     
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