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Old Miller Legend - rescued from the trash

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  • Old Miller Legend - rescued from the trash

    I got a hold of an old Legend KF89XXXX with 4271 hours showing on the meter - it was going to scrap, but I got it... has a P216 Onan on it. Runs real nice actually, after some cleaning.
    It will weld, not sure how nice yet, I just burned half a stick to see if the engine would carry the load.

    It will not sense load on the 120 or 220 receptacles. I am trouble shooting that, but this looks to be a great welder/ 6KW generator. I can hold the throttle in and force it to run at a higher rpm to generate 120v on the plugs, but she will not do it on her own... If anyone can point me in the right direction - I would be grateful..

    I downloaded some manuals - correct me if I am wrong, but if I have the correct manual - the Legend is supposed to generate 120v at idle, and not be required to run at 3k rpm just for 120? I may not have the right manual.

  • #2
    Serial number...

    That is a funny looking serial number...is/was it stolen?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Doughboyracer View Post
      That is a funny looking serial number...is/was it stolen?
      I pulled it out of a pile destined for scrap... who knows it's history...

      S/N KF894125 - that is the full number - can you tell me anything about it?

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      • #4
        Based on the SN you listed, this http://www.millerwelds.com/om/o428l_mil.pdf should be the correct manual and yes the unit should produce 115VAC auxiliary power at 1860rpm no-load POWER/IDLE speed.


        Unit was manufactured mid-year '95
        http://www.millerwelds.com/service/s...reference.html
        Last edited by duaneb55; 09-24-2012, 08:42 PM.

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        • #5
          Good old horse

          I had one for 12 yrs.

          Pains me how something so nice,

          never took off in sales

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          • #6
            Good info

            [QUOTE=duaneb55;293700]Based on the SN you listed, this http://www.millerwelds.com/om/o428l_mil.pdf should be the correct manual and yes the unit should produce 115VAC auxiliary power at 1860rpm no-load POWER/IDLE speed.


            Duane,

            Great homework on this one.

            It's fun to look at the old manual.
            In the day, they put more info in the old stuff.

            Just Jim

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            • #7
              Thanks for the information Guys

              I have been lurking here off and on for a few years, and Duane you always come thru...

              That pdf has more information in it than I expected.

              It looks like I have an issue with auto-idle, and a bad fuel pump.
              I setup a gravity feed can just to see if she would run, and she runs great.

              Is there a good parts house (on-line works as well) that I can use for putting this old welder back into regular service? I want to set this up as backup for my house and regular service in the garage that I am building.

              Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.

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              • #8
                Thats why...

                ...see what happens when you post ALL the information...better answers!
                Good luck getting her up and running.
                Cheers

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                • #9
                  For used and new parts that are still available you can try forum member weldersales (Larry Burross) of Applied Equipment in Dallas, TX.
                  2515 Cartwright St.
                  Dallas, Tx 75212
                  214-630-9353 phone
                  214-630-9354 fax
                  888-630-9353 toll-free
                  214-577-9353 cell
                  786-629-9353 computer
                  Email: weldersales@airmail.net

                  A popular on-line source is miller4less.com http://miller4less.com/

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