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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2012

    Default Econotig not forming welding puddle in TIG mode

    I recently acquired an Econotig 60hz 150amp, and I am having some issues with the TIG function. The Stick function throws a great arc, and I can burn through pretty thick metal on high. Not that I would want to... But when using the same connection in TIG mode, I am only getting enough heat in the arc to melt filler metal. A puddle won't form on 20 gauge Aluminum or Steel. The pedal control I am using is older and it seems loose, but when looking inside of it I don't see anything that appears bad. The inside of the welder doesn't appear to have any problems I can spot visually either. Could this be a pedal control issue, bad pedal or rheostat, or does it sound like something that warrants a repair shop like the control board? Any suggestions or experiences with this problem would be much appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Salem, NJ


    Do you know anyone with a foot pedal that can let you borrow it. It sounds like you need to take the easy step first. It is a lot cheaper then guessing it is or isn't.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Orange, TX


    What do you have the panel amperage control set at?
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    *WC-1S & Spoolmatic 1
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    Marquette "Star Jet" 21-110

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