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  1. #1
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    Default 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. #2
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    Default Serial number...

    That is a funny looking serial number...is/was it stolen?
    MillerMatic 211 Auto-set w/MVP
    Just For Home Projects.

  3. #3
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    Quote 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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    Default

    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 at 08:42 PM.
    MM200 w/spot controller and Spoolmatic 1
    Syncrowave 180 SD
    Bobcat 225G Plus LPG/NG w/14-pin*
    *Homemade Suitcase Wire Feeder
    *HF-251D-1
    *WC-1S & Spoolmatic 1
    PakMaster 100XL
    Marquette "Star Jet" 21-110

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    Default Good old horse

    I had one for 12 yrs.

    Pains me how something so nice,

    never took off in sales

  6. #6
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    Default 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

  7. #7
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    Default 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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    Default Thats why...

    ...see what happens when you post ALL the information...better answers!
    Good luck getting her up and running.
    Cheers
    MillerMatic 211 Auto-set w/MVP
    Just For Home Projects.

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    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/
    MM200 w/spot controller and Spoolmatic 1
    Syncrowave 180 SD
    Bobcat 225G Plus LPG/NG w/14-pin*
    *Homemade Suitcase Wire Feeder
    *HF-251D-1
    *WC-1S & Spoolmatic 1
    PakMaster 100XL
    Marquette "Star Jet" 21-110

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