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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.


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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.
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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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    I have to agree with Cruizer on this one. I'm much more inclined to suspect improper installation than a faulty machine. Not saying it can't happen, but it would be extremely rare.

    Did the machine show any signs of damage in shipment?

    If you received the machine on Thursday and "hooked it up", what was the response from your retailer on Friday? What did Miller Tech Support have to say?

    I'm not saying this couldn't happen, just that the whole post by onefishnfool seems a little "fishy" to me.

    He states that he "researched the machine" on this board prior to purchasing. Really. Why didn't he join at that time? Is he implying he got all his questions answered by using the "search" feature and didn't need to ask ANY questions?

    Just seems a little strange to me that his first "course of action" would be to post on a board where he wasn't even a member. My first call would have been to the retailer and the second to Miller.

    I'm definitely not saying that it's the case here, but I wouldn't put it past some of the "Chinese Importers" to post such a story so that they can say, "Well, it happens to Miller too. Check out this posting".

    Hopefully, we'll get the whole story as time goes on. I'm sure, if there was a problem with the machine, Miller will make it right.



    Edit. Is the Invertec 200 by Lincoln a new machine? I'm aware of an Invertec 205 but never heard of a 200. How much real research was done? Just another tidbit to make me question this post.
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