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    Default Brand new dynasty 200 dx up in smoke

    I am newly registered to this site, but had checked it out when trying to decide which tig to buy. I decided on a dynasty 200 dx over the lincoln invertec 200. I received my new welder on thursday and with a long weekend figured I would start getting used to the new machine. I got everything set up double checked everything plugged it in and nothing happened. After about 20 seconds smoke started slowly rolling out of the case and I heard a loud pop, turned off the machine killed the breaker and unplugged it. So much for using over the weekend.

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    I'm sorry to hear that. I guess you'll find out how good Miller's service is.
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    That is one reason why I bought the Miller, but I didn't expect it to go down as soon as it was plugged in. I will get to use it eventually. Then the fun will begin.

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    I also would be smoking if that happened to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by onefishnfool View Post
    I am newly registered to this site, but had checked it out when trying to decide which tig to buy. I decided on a dynasty 200 dx over the lincoln invertec 200. I received my new welder on thursday and with a long weekend figured I would start getting used to the new machine. I got everything set up double checked everything plugged it in and nothing happened. After about 20 seconds smoke started slowly rolling out of the case and I heard a loud pop, turned off the machine killed the breaker and unplugged it. So much for using over the weekend.


    SO.......How did you wire it? Or did you do the plug installation?

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    That is such a bummer.

    When you get it up and running you are going to really enjoy it.
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    I used a plug, into an outlet that was installed for my compressor by a master electrician and verified that all wire colors coordinated between the outlet and the plug going onto the welder. I took the plug off of my other tig, that worked fine in that outlet and was wired the same way. The compressor has been on that circuit for 3 years with out issue.
    Last edited by onefishnfool; 01-16-2010 at 06:32 PM.

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    Default up in smoke

    Where did you buy the welder from? I just got mine Monday, according to most posts, this model is the top of the line, serious welder. To have one for home and hobby type stuff is pretty cool. I hope your supplier will just exchange it for a new one without sending for repairs. Fred

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    Yep that was unfortunate, the womping noise was the input Mod blowing up.

    Before going further, I'd really suggest rechecking your input power, and power to the welder.

    Electrician or not. Even they make numerous mistakes when hooking up Welders if they are un familiar with them. I get numerous calls from customers with new machines that either smoke, or don't work just after some "Electrician" has just wired them up.

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