I am pretty new to welding, i took a few classes at the college and have been practicing at home for probably a year since. I bought a dynasty 200dx and everything has been working great with it. Probably since this summer, something seemed to change when i strike an arc with the tig now. I used to get a normal arc that i could see perfectly through my hood like i'm used to. Now, just about anytime i strike an arc my arc starts out as this really bright blinding light and i can't see. If i step on the peddle and crank up the amperage, this usually goes away and i get my normal arc back and can continue but its driving me crazy because it never used to happen? Like i said, i'm not totally new to welding but i don't know what this is. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I'm not "great" about cleaning my surfaces before welding but i give them a quick wire brush so i would think its that. I've ground and reground my tungsten so i knew it wasn't contaminated. My shielding gas seems to be dispensing fine as far as i can tell. Anyone have any ideas? I mostly just work with mild steel at the moment.
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Possible Dynasty 200DX problem...