Line voltage is good, one of the first things I checked. I have changed guns with the same results. Changed liners, ground and yes the polarity is correct. It is like somebody is toggling a switch back and forth and no consistency when it acts up. I understand power from a generator is different than line voltage but it is a consistent difference. This thing is a bad machine and canít get Miller or my LWS to help, I feel itís a problem with the machine because it has done this right out of the box. I think Iím starting to see red.
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11-14-2013, 08:33 PM #11TB 302
Sync 250 DX
MM 180 Auto
Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway
11-14-2013, 09:18 PM #12
Lets answer a few important questions first. What type and size wire are you using? What size and type rollers are you using? Flux core=knerrled rollers, solid wire=v-groove, aluminum=u-groove. And the numbers have to match. Yeh the 180 may pull more power than the DVI, but you probably took the spool of wire out the DVI and threw it in the 180. Chances are you didn't check to see if its compatable. Most trouble is operator error. So,,Go buy a Lincoln, and when you can't figure out that machine complain to them how your "Blue in the face"!
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Dynasty 200 DX
Millermatic 350P, XR-Aluma-Pro
Lincoln Pro Mig 140
Hypertherm Powermax 30
14" Rage Evolution 360
40 ton press brake
Shop full of tools
11-15-2013, 07:19 AM #13
If you could get me the serial number off your machine, the name of the LWS you are dealing with and who you are working with there I will check into this.
You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.orgKevin Schuh
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
12-29-2013, 10:21 PM #14Junior Member
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I have the same model Millermatic 180 and I have been having the same problems as you have described. I bought the welder at the beginning of 2013 and it had problems right out of the box. I've tried tightening all of the ground leads, replacing the ground clamp, replacing the gun liner, replacing the gun, three different manufacturers of wire, etc. As an electrician, I have made sure that the wiring and electricity coming into the garage is correct. I've taken it to my LWS and talked to the techs at Miller and nothing helped.
From what you have described it seems that we are experiencing many of the same problems as well as others. I just wanted to let you and others know that this doesn't seem to be an isolated incident and see if we can come up with any other ways to solve these problems.
12-30-2013, 06:21 PM #15Junior Member
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- Round Rock, Texas
I have the same set up