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  • Bobcat 225 let us down today

    We were out on a job with our Bobcat 225 today welding up some grate frames. We tacked the pieces of the first frame together but when we started to weld them up, we had no power output. The welder had been running for maybe 20 min. and the engine was running fine and was never shut off. We went from having output power to not having output power like someone had flipped a switch. And I mean no power to the leads or the 120 or 240 outlets.
    We've been using this machine for quite a while with no problems till now. I opened up the unit and saw no obvious problems, the brushes were ok on the slip rings, the fuse wasn't blown, no burned up wires, nothing obvious. Anyone got any troubleshooting tips?

  • #2
    oh man, I hate to hear that. I would sell a kidney to get a new 225.

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    • #3
      You may have to clean those fuses and holders had some problems with contact on mine

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      • #4
        Sure it's nothing major

        I'll be checking things more thoroughly this weekend. I'm sure it's something simple as quickly as it stopped working. But we did have to back up and punt after she stopped working! I do want to get it fixed asap, however, since e use it fairly often. But I can't complain, we got a super deal on it when we bought it and we've had no trouble out of it till now.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Kpack View Post
          You may have to clean those fuses and holders had some problems with contact on mine
          must be something in the air i was on a pipe job the other day on a rig and some guys was useing one of them miller 140 engine driven welders and all of a sudden no power .the engene ran fine no blown fuses that we could find we cleaned all the contacts with clp blew it out real good and still nuthing.

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