Thermal arc 210 power problems

  1. DINGLE287

    DINGLE287 New Member

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    Hi Folkes. Please excuse my first post being a plead for help...
    I recently pulled my fabricator 210 out of storage after several year's (change of business and hobbies put on hold). I treated it to some new dinse connectors and got it working great on a few test welds. But the next day as I actually tried to do some repairs on my truck with it, it seemed to trip out completely. I initially thought it was the fuse in the plug (uk 13amp) or even a faulty well used plug itself. But after checking the power source it seems to be an internal problem. I have power going in but the machine is completely dead, not even the standby light in switch is coming on. Does anyone know if this model has an onboard circuit breaker somewhere or is it likely I have fried something. This problem occurred late at night so I downed tools locked up and went home in a foul mood. I am going back to the unit later today to have a play with it. But any idea's or heads up from anybody with experience of these would be appreciated.
     
  2. DINGLE287

    DINGLE287 New Member

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    No worries folkes found the issue. There is a fuse behind the wire reel. Replaced for now but going to put a resetting breaker in it's place for future issues
     
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  3. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    Thanks for updating us.
    apologies for the lack of replies and welcome to the forum. :hug:
     
  4. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    For some reason I never even saw this post
     
  5. DINGLE287

    DINGLE287 New Member

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    No worries. And thankyou. I've not done much welding for a few years but hopefully I'll be getting back into it with a few projects in my sights and access to a new workshop, so I'm sure this wont be my first and only post.
    My fabricator 210 is an old machine now but I still love it. We still have a fabricator 250 at the family business workshop aswell which is what introduced me to thermal arc many years ago. Inspiring me to get my own when I started in my own premises.
    As said in the OP it's been in storage for a while so I've a few kinks to iron out with her
     
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