What ya do is take the machine only into another service depot, and act like a dumb maid, ie, "I don't know what happened, it was working one day, but didn't work the next." Or be one of there very few, and tell em what actually happened.
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11-14-2012, 12:12 PM #11
11-14-2012, 12:20 PM #12
Yeah, be sure to show them the cable too
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11-15-2012, 12:35 AM #13Senior Member
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1. What part of the cable was broken?
2. Was the cable plug going into the machine distressed by the steel falling on the cable?
3. Were wires in the cable cut (or shorted) by the steel? Which colors of wire strands in the cable were cut/shorted by the steel?
4. If you can check the voltages at the pinouts for the pedal (found on the schematic), it might give you a clue to where the defect exists.
Last edited by Goodhand; 11-15-2012 at 01:04 AM.
11-22-2012, 01:18 PM #14Junior Member
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well. I ended up sending the unit in to the place that i bought the welder and they sent it in for repair
I told the guy what happened and sent in the foot cable. ends up that it fried the circuit board in the welder! wow. I was surprised that they dont install some sort of safety device for this.
anyways they are going to replace the circuit board under warranty so i guess thats all that really matters.
good to know that miller stands behind there products in a scenario like this
11-22-2012, 02:08 PM #15
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11-23-2012, 09:37 AM #16Senior Member
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What you are saying is that when the foot pedal is plugged in it overrides the controller on the torch.
Assuming that the controller component in the torch, maybe a variable resistor, is the same as that in the foot pedal then it would appear as though when the metal piece cut through the cable it shorted out the wires and fried something common to both the foot control and torch control.
That is most like a controller circuit board but is troubleshooting that within your capabilities.
Keep in mind I am taking a guess at this because I do not know that specific machine, but I am an electronics technician.
11-23-2012, 11:15 AM #17Nothing welded, Nothing gained
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