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Old 10-08-2018, 08:37 AM
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Has anybody even tried to plug it in yet? I can't tell from the original description of that's happened or not, especially after you stating you had to change the cord.

That's how I got such a deal on my HH175 so many years ago. It was missing the plug end and the ground clamp. It's ticked right along every time I've asked it to since then, as long as the consumables were kept in good condition. Got an air compressor working the same way--one of the blades in the plug was broken inside the rubber casing.
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:59 AM
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Keep in mind this thing came from a school, so double check that the consumables are installed right and a.re the right part numbers for the torch.
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:14 AM
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On our Hypertherm Max 42 if the consumables aren't tight on the gun nothing happens--I imagine other machines have the same feature...
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:24 AM
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You can download the manual at Miller web site...I have the 375. Same except for cut..
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:49 AM
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Lets see..
I had a problem with my Spectrum 2050. The drag shield and body(glass wound tube) that houses all the cosumables went bad. Did not look bad but was. It would not hold the parts correctly so the torch would not start up. I replaced those parts and it runs well again.
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:57 AM
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"On our Hypertherm Max 42 if the consumables aren't tight on the gun nothing happens--I imagine other machines have the same feature..."

Same thing on my Hypertherm PM-45 - manual ALSO warns not to tighten them TOO tight, that will ALSO keep it from working.... Steve
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Old 10-08-2018, 03:48 PM
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OK, a bit more background. It was indeed bought from a School Board auction. The PO removed the 3 prong plug that was on it and put on his 4 prong twistlock choice. (He changed all his plugs to this pattern because guy's were borrowing his stuff and bringing it back broke, imagine that)

His story is that he plugged it in, hooked up air and tried to cut, no go.

He said some lights were on but he didn't remember which. Verified 120 psi at the supply hose, didn't know what the installed regulated pressure was, Looked at the consumables orientation (remember, he had the operators manual, still does, I'll likely have to download one, NBD)

With all that troubleshooting done, he gave up, wrapped it up and plopped it down in the magic shop, on the last available flat spot, and left it for dead.

Now back to today's installment... Didn't get to play with it, spent the weekend replacing the rotted cast iron infall line to the septic tank, with PVC.

(black water in the shower, 2 full toilets, with the washing machine and the dishwasher running, early on a Saturday morning is never good news...

(Once a turd chaser, always a turd chaser, and NO I don't bite my fingernails)

I added an inline cleanout and a dump station inlet, so I can dump the tanks on the 5th wheel trailer, when it's sitting under cover. Much better than waiting in line at the last campground.

Only 43 years old and rotted out already, imagine that...Pretty sure this was a 10 year repair. (anymore, when I fix stuff, I make it to last 10 years. I figger I'll be dead the next time it needs fixed, not my problem.)

Meanwhile, back in the swamp.

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Old 10-11-2018, 02:09 PM
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Now we can start... Changed the plug, plugged it in to a 60 amp circuit, and connected 130 PSI air. set installed regulator between the green arrow points, set the amps to 25.

1) when I switch on thePOWER switch, the power light lites, all the indicator lights show bright, then go out.

When I lift the safety interlock on the trigger and press the trigger, air flow starts, there is a "turbine windup" sound from the box, no arc. the "cup" light blinks (3 or 4 times) then stays on. after several seconds, the air solenoid stops air flow. The cooling fan comes on, winds up to speed, then cuts off.

2) the "cup" light stays on steady.

3) when I switch off the power switch, I get a "turbine coast down" sound, the cooling fan starts and stops, POWER and CUP lights go out.

3)I checked the component orientation against the chart on the consumables drawer. all are numbered to the torch and appear correct. HOWEVER, only one of the 4 air jet tubes will pass air, all the rest show signs of use but are plugged solid, (.047".058" one unmarked)

Sounds to me like a component / arrangement problem.

At first glance, all the consumables seem OK. Under a 20X loupe, they appear burnt/melted and gnarley.

I'm going over to the LWS and see what I can find for components. BACK IN A FEW.

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Old 10-11-2018, 04:36 PM
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Sounds like you're off to a good start!
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:53 PM
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Here you go RED... Pic of my functional torch. I have the drag tip on it.

Keep in mind some holes in the parts are ANGLED to properly direct air flow...
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