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ARC WELDER
135AC/105DC amp
Model 97719
Set up And Operating Instructions
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Contents
Important SAFETY Information������������������������������������������������������������������������3
General Safety Rules������������������������������������������������������������������������������������3
Specific Safety Rules������������������������������������������������������������������������������������5
Specifications���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������9
Unpacking�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������9
Initial Set Up
Instructions������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������9
Assembly��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������9
Operating Instructions������������������������������������������������������������������������������������10
Work Piece and Work Area Set Up����������������������������������������������������������10
General Operating Instructions������������������������������������������������������������ 11
Maintenance And Servicing.............................................................................13
Troubleshooting.................................................................................................14
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY .....................................................14
Parts list.................................................................................................................15
ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM ..............................................................................................16
Limited 1 Year / 90 day warranty....................................................................17
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CAUTION, used
with the safety
alert symbol, indicates a
hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, could result in
minor or moderate injury.
Keep this manual for the safety
warnings and precautions, assembly,
operating, inspection, maintenance and
cleaning procedures. Write the product’s
serial number in the back of the manual near
the assembly diagram (or month and year of
purchase if product has no number). Keep
this manual and the receipt in a safe and dry
place for future reference.
NOTICE is used to
address practices
not related to personal injury.
CAUTION, without
the safety alert
symbol, is used to address
practices not related to
personal injury.
Important SAFETY
Information
In this manual, on the labeling,
and all other information
provided with this product:
General Safety Rules
WARNING! Read all instructions
Failure to follow all instructions
listed below may result in
electric shock, fire, and/or
serious injury. The term “power
tool” in all of the warnings listed
below refers to your line-operated
(corded) Arc Welder.
This is the safety alert
symbol. It is used to alert
you to potential personal
injury hazards. Obey all
safety messages that
follow this symbol to avoid
possible injury or death.
DANGER indicates
a hazardous
situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or
serious injury.
WARNING
indicates a hazardous
situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death
or serious injury.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
1.
Work area safety
a.Keep work area clean and well
lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite
accidents.
b.Do not operate power tools in
explosive atmospheres, such as in
the presence of flammable liquids,
gases or dust. Power tools create
sparks which may ignite the dust or
fumes.
c. Keep children and bystanders
away while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose
control.
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2.
Electrical safety
c. Avoid accidental starting. Ensure
the switch is in the off-position
before plugging in.
a.Avoid body contact with grounded
surfaces such as pipes, radiators,
ranges and refrigerators. There is
an increased risk of electric shock if
your body is grounded.
d.Remove any adjusting key or wrench
before turning the power tool on. A
wrench or a key left attached to a
rotating part of the power tool may
result in personal injury.
b.Do not touch exposed electrical
parts.
e.Do not overreach. Keep proper
footing and balance at all times.
This enables better control of the
power tool in unexpected situations.
c. Do not expose power tools to rain
or wet conditions. Water entering a
power tool will increase the risk of
electric shock.
d.Do not abuse the cord. Never use
the cord for pulling or unplugging the
power tool. Keep cord away from
heat, oil, sharp edges or moving
parts. Damaged or entangled cords
increase the risk of electric shock.
e.When operating a power tool
outdoors, use an extension cord
suitable for outdoor use. Use of
a cord suitable for outdoor use
reduces the risk of electric shock.
3.
Personal safety
a.Stay alert, watch what you are
doing and use common sense
when operating a power tool. Do
not use a power tool while you are
tired or under the influence of drugs,
alcohol or medication. A moment
of inattention while operating power
tools may result in serious personal
injury.
b.Use safety equipment. Always wear
ANSI-approved safety glasses and
arc shaded, impact safety full face
shield. Safety equipment such as
NIOSH-approved respirator, heavyduty work gloves, non-skid safety
shoes, or hearing protection used
for appropriate conditions will reduce
personal injuries.
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4.
Power tool use and care
a.Do not force the power tool. Use
the correct power tool for your
application. The correct power tool
will do the job better and safer at the
rate for which it was designed.
b.Do not use the power tool if the
switch does not turn it on and
off. Any power tool that cannot
be controlled with the switch is
dangerous and must be repaired.
c. Disconnect the plug from the
power source before making any
adjustments, changing accessories,
or storing power tools. Such
preventive safety measures reduce
the risk of starting the power tool
accidentally.
d.Store idle power tools out of the
reach of children and do not allow
persons unfamiliar with the power
tool or these instructions to operate
the power tool. Power tools are
dangerous in the hands of untrained
users.
e.Maintain power tools. Check for
misalignment or binding of moving
parts, breakage of parts and any
other condition that may affect the
power tool’s operation. If damaged,
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have the power tool repaired before
use. Many accidents are caused by
poorly maintained power tools.
f. Use the power tool, accessories and
tool bits etc., in accordance with
these instructions and in the manner
intended for the particular type of
power tool, taking into account the
working conditions and the work to
be performed. Use of the power tool
for operations different from those
intended could result in a hazardous
situation.
5.
injury or death. Before turning the
welder on, check the electrode
holder to be sure that there are no
protruding screw heads, and that
all insulation is secure. Do not weld
unless you are insulated from ground
and the work piece.
5.
Avoid eye and body damage. Arc
rays and infrared radiation can
injure eyes and burn skin. Wear
ANSI-approved eye and body
protection. Do not allow viewing by
visitors without proper eye and body
protection. Use a Face Shield with
arc shaded filter plate.
6.
Move flammable and explosive
material at least 35 feet from the
welding arc to prevent welding sparks
or molten metal from starting a fire.
Keep a type ABC fire extinguisher
within easy reach. Thoroughly clean
the object being welded of any paint,
grease, or other foreign material.
7.
Avoid unintentional starting. Prepare
to begin work before turning on the
tool.
8.
Do not leave the tool unattended
when it is plugged into an electrical
outlet. Turn off the tool, and unplug
it from its electrical outlet before
leaving.
9.
Use clamps (not included) or other
practical ways to secure and support
the work piece to a stable platform.
Holding the work by hand or against
your body is unstable and may lead
to loss of control.
Service
a.Have your power tool serviced by
a qualified repair person using only
identical replacement parts. This will
ensure that the safety of the power
tool is maintained.
Specific Safety Rules
1.
Maintain labels and nameplates on
the tool. These carry important safety
information. If unreadable or missing,
contact Harbor Freight Tools for a
replacement.
2.
NEVER connect one Cable (33, 34)
to a DC Cable Connection Knob (22)
and the other Cable to an AC Cable
Connection Knob.
3.
ALWAYS unplug the Power Cord
(32) from its electrical outlet before
connecting Cables (33, 34).
4.
Avoid electrical shock. Do not permit
electrically live parts, cables, or
electrodes to contact skin, clothing,
or gloves. Wear ANSI-approved
protective clothing. This unit draws
enough current to cause serious
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10. This product is not a toy. Keep it out
of reach of children.
11. Industrial applications must follow
OSHA guidelines.
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12. People with pacemakers should
consult their physician(s) before
use. Electromagnetic fields in close
proximity to heart pacemaker could
cause pacemaker interference or
pacemaker failure. In addition,
people with pacemakers should:
• Avoid operating alone.
• Do not use with power switch locked
on.
• Properly maintain and inspect to
avoid electrical shock.
• Any power cord must be properly
grounded. Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter (GFCI) should also be
implemented – it prevents sustained
electrical shock.
13. WARNING: This product, when used
for welding, plasma cutting, soldering,
or similar applications, produces
chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth
defects (or other reproductive harm).
(California Health & Safety Code §
25249.5, et seq.)
14.
Prevent eye
injury and
burns. Wearing
and using
ANSI-approved
personal safety clothing and safety
devices reduce the risk for injury.
• Wear ANSI-approved safety impact
eye goggles underneath welding
eye protection featuring at least a
Number 10 shade lens rating.
• Leather leggings, fire resistant
shoes or boots should be worn
when using this product. Do not
wear pants with cuffs, shirts with
open pockets, or any clothing that
can catch and hold molten metal or
sparks.
• Keep clothing free of grease,
oil, solvents, or any flammable
substances. Wear dry, insulating
gloves and protective clothing.
• Wear an approved head covering
to protect the head and neck. Use
aprons, cape, sleeves, shoulder
covers, and bibs designed and
approved for welding and cut­ting
procedures.
• When welding/cutting overhead
or in confined spaces, wear flame
resistant ear plugs or ear muffs to
keep sparks out of ears.
15.
Prevent accidental fires.
Remove any combustible
material from the work
area.
16. When possible, move the work to a
location well away from combustible
materials. If relocation is not possible, protect the combustibles with a
cover made of fire resistant material.
17. Remove or make safe all combustible
materials for a radius of 35 feet (10
meters) around the work area. Use
a fire resistant material to cover or
block all open doorways, windows,
cracks, and other openings.
18. Ground this product. This Welder
requires the attachment and use
of a UL-listed, 240 volt, grounded,
3-prong, electrical Power Cord Plug
(not included). Only a qualified
electrician should install the Power
Cord Plug. Never remove the
grounding prong or modify the Power
Cord Plug in any way. Do not use
adapter plugs with this product.
19. Do not use near degreasing or
painting operations.
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20. Enclose the work area with portable
fire resistant screens. Protect
combustible walls, ceilings, floors,
etc., from sparks and heat with fire
resistant covers.
21. If working on a metal wall, ceiling,
etc., prevent ignition of combustibles
on the other side by moving the
combustibles to a safe location. If
relocation of combustibles is not
possible, designate someone to
serve as a fire watch, equipped with
a fire extinguisher, during the cutting
process and for at least one half hour
after the cutting is completed.
22. Do not weld or cut on materials
having a combustible coating or
combustible internal structure, as in
walls or ceilings, without an approved
method for eliminating the hazard.
23. Do not dispose of hot slag in
containers holding combustible
materials. Keep a fire extinguisher
nearby and know how to use it.
24. After spot welding, make a thorough
examination for evidence of fire. Be
aware that easily-visible smoke or
flame may not be present for some
time after the fire has started. Do
not weld or cut in atmospheres
containing dangerously reactive or
flammable gases, vapors, liquids, and
dust. Provide adequate ventilation in
work areas to prevent accumulation
of flammable gases, vapors, and
dust. Do not apply heat to a
container that has held an unknown
substance or a combustible material
whose contents, when heated, can
produce flammable or explosive
vapors. Clean and purge containers
before applying heat. Vent closed
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containers, including castings, before
preheating, welding, or cutting.
25. Do not touch live electrical parts.
Wear dry, insulating gloves. Do not
touch electrode or conductor tong
with bare hand. Do not wear wet or
damaged gloves.
26. Protect yourself from electric shock.
Do not use outdoors. Insulate
yourself from the work piece and
ground. Use nonflammable, dry
insulating material if possible, or
use dry rubber mats, dry wood or
plywood, or other dry insulating
material large enough to cover your
full area of contact with the work or
ground.
27. Ensure that the unit is placed on a
stable location before use. If this unit
falls while plugged in, severe injury,
electric shock, or fire may result.
28. Avoid overexposure to fumes and
gases. Always keep your head out
of the fumes. Do not breathe the
fumes. Use enough ventilation or
exhaust, or both, to keep fumes and
gases from your breathing zone and
general area.
29. Where ventilation is questionable,
have a qualified technician take
an air sampling to determine the
need for corrective measures. Use
mechanical ventilation to improve
air quality. If engineering controls
are not feasible, use an approved
respirator.
30. Follow OSHA guidelines for
Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL’s)
for various fumes and gases.
31. Follow the American Conference of
Governmental Industrial Hygienists
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recommendations for Threshold Limit
Values (TLV’s) for fumes and gases.
32. Have a recognized specialist in
Industrial Hygiene or Environmental
Services check the operation and air
quality and make recommendations
for the specific welding or cutting
situation.
33. The warnings, precautions,
and instructions discussed in
this instruction manual cannot
cover all possible conditions and
situations that may occur. It must
be understood by the operator that
common sense and caution are
factors which cannot be built into this
product, but must be supplied by the
operator.
WARNING
Inhalation Hazard:
Welding and Plasma Cutting Produce
toxic fumes.
Exposure to welding or cutting
exhaust fumes can increase the risk
of developing certain cancers, such as
cancer of the larynx and lung cancer.
Also, some diseases that may be linked
to exposure to welding or plasma cutting
exhaust fumes are:
•Early onset of Parkinson’s Disease
•Heart disease
•Ulcers
•Damage to the reproductive organs
•Inflammation of the small intestine or
stomach
•Kidney damage
•Respiratory diseases such as
emphysema, bronchitis, or pneumonia
Use natural or forced air ventilation and
wear a respirator approved by NIOSH to
protect against the fumes produced to
reduce the risk of developing the above
illnesses.
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Specifications
Electrical
Requirements
240 V~ / 60 Hz / Single Phase
Power Plug Type:
240 Volt, 3-Prong, Grounded
(Not Included)
Output Current
AC 55 - 135A
DC 30 - 105A
Max. Input
Current
40 Amps Operating
Indicators
Power On Light (Green)
Thermal Overload Light (Orange)
Welding
Capacity
Thickness
Up to 1/4” (using 1/16”, 3/32” or 1/8”
diameter electrodes)
Duty Cycle
10% @ 130 Amps AC
15% @ 100 Amps DC
Load Voltage
25.2V (AC operation)
24.2V (DC operation)
Open Circuit
Voltage
68V (AC operation)
60V (DC operation)
Accessories
Welding Shield (Qty. 1)
Hammer/Brush (Qty. 1)
Electrode Holder (Qty. 1)
Ground Clamp (Qty. 1)
To prevent
serious
injury from accidental
operation:
Turn the Power Switch of
the Arc Welder to its “OFF”
position and unplug the
tool from its electrical outlet
before assembling or making
any adjustments.
Note: For additional information regarding
the parts listed in the following pages,
refer to the Assembly Diagram near
the end of this manual.
Assembly
1.
To assemble the Welding Shield,
place the Shield on a flat surface.
Press the Handle into place. Then
insert the Filter Lens.
(See Figure A.)
Unpacking
When unpacking, check to make sure
that the item is intact and undamaged. If
any parts are missing or broken, please call
Harbor Freight Tools at the number shown
on the cover of this manual as soon as
possible.
Initial Set Up
Instructions
Read the entire Important
Safety Information section
at the beginning of this manual
including all text under
subheadings therein before set
up or use of this product.
FIGURE A
2.
This Welder requires the attachment
and use of a UL-listed, 240 volt,
grounded, 3-prong, electrical Power
Cord Plug (not included). Only a
quali­fied electrician should install the
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Power Cord Plug. Never remove the
grounding prong or modify the Power
Cord Plug in any way. Do not use
adapter plugs with this product.
3.
4.
allow access by children or pets to
prevent injury and distraction.
2.
To assemble the two Wheels (9),
insert the Axle (8) through the two
holes located at the bottom/rear of the
Base Frame (3). Place the Wheels
onto the protruding ends of the Axle.
Then secrure the Wheels in place,
using one Bolt (10) for each end of
3.
the Axle. (See Assy. Diagram.)
To attach the Handle (30), align the
two holes in the Handle with the two
threaded mounting holes located
at the top of the Case (28). Secure
the Handle to the Case, using two
Screws (31). (See Assy. Diagram.)
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Read the entire Important
Safety Information section
at the beginning of this manual
including all text under
subheadings therein before set
up or use of this product.
Route the Power Cord (32) along a
safe route to reach the work area
without creating a tripping hazard or
exposing the power cord to possible
damage. The power cord must reach
the work area with enough extra
length to allow free movement while
working.
Secure loose workpieces using a vise
or clamps (not included) to prevent
movement while working. The workpieces should be firmly held together
and in position while welding. The
distance (if any) between the two
workpieces must be controlled
properly to allow the weld to hold both
sides securely while allowing the weld
to penetrate fully into the joint.
4.
There must not be hazardous objects,
such as utility lines or foreign objects,
nearby that will present a hazard
while working.
5.
A barrier, such as a welding curtain
or welding shroud, should be put up
to protect others in the work area and
limit the spray of sparks.
To prevent
serious
injury from accidental
operation:
Turn the switch to its off
position before performing
any inspection, maintenance,
or cleaning procedures.
Workpiece and Work Area Set Up
1.
Designate a work area that is clean
and well-lit. The work area must not
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General Operating Instructions
Protective gear
must be worn when using the
Arc Welder; ANSI-approved,
arc shaded, eye protection,
a full face shield, heavy-duty
work gloves, a welding apron,
NIOSH-approved respirator,
2.
and heavy-duty work clothes
without pockets should be
worn when using this product.
Do not look at the ignited
arc without eye protection.
Light from the arc can cause
permanent damage to the
eyes. Light from the arc can
burn the skin. Do not breathe
arc fumes.
1.
The duty cycle defines the number of
minutes, within a 10 minute period,
during which a given Welder can
safely produce a particular welding
current. For example:
• At a 10% duty cycle (at 130 Amps
AC), actual welding can occur for
one minute and then the welder
must cool for nine minutes.
• At a 15% duty cycle (at 100 Amps
DC), welding can occur for 1.5
minutes and then the welder must
cool for 8.5 minutes.
• Failure to carefully observe duty cycle limitations can stress a Welder’s
power generation system, contributing to premature Welder failure.
This Welder is equipped with an internal thermal protection system to help
prevent damage to the unit. When
the Arc Welder overheats the Yellow
Lamp (24) is illuminated on the control panel and the unit automatically
shuts down. Then the unit returns to
service when it cools down and the
Yellow Lamp turns off automatically.
(See Figure B.)
• Once the unit returns to service,
follow a more conservative duty
cycle routine to help prevent excess
wear to the Welder.
3.
Determine whether AC or DC welding
is to be used.
4.
Connect the Grounding Cable with
Clamp (34) and Welding Cable with
Electrode Holder (33) for either AC or
DC operation. (See Figure B.)
FIGURE B
POWER ON GREEN LAMP
(23)
THERMAL OVERLOAD YELLOW LAMP
(24)
POWER SWITCH KNOB
(25)
DC CABLE CONNECTION KNOB
(22)
CONNECT WELDING CABLE (33) HERE
DC CABLE CONNECTION KNOB
(22)
CONNECT GROUND CABLE (34) HERE
AMPERAGE CONTROL KNOB
(26)
AC CABLE CONNECTION KNOB
(22)
CONNECT WELDING CABLE (33) HERE
AC CABLE CONNECTION KNOB
(22)
CONNECT GROUND CABLE (34) HERE
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5.
Attach the Grounding Cable with
Clamp (34) as close as possible to
the intended welding location.
(See Assy. Diagram.)
6.
Place the bare end of the electrode
(not included) in the Electrode Holder
(33). NOTE: Always keep the jaws
of the Electrode Holder clean to
ensure proper electrical contact with
the electrode. (See Assy. Diagram.)
12. Once the arc is ignited, tilt the
electrode forward at an angle
of approximately 30° and hold it
at a distance from the welding
object equal to the diameter of the
electrode.
7.
Set the desired current (Up to 135
Amps AC - Up to 105 Amps DC) for
the type of metal being welded with
the Amperage Control Knob (26).
Thin metals use lower current and
heavy metals use higher current.
(See Figure B.)
8.
Make sure the Power Switch Knob
(25) is off, then plug the Arc Welder’s
Power Cord (32) into a dedicated,
240 VAC, with delayed action type
circuit breaker or fuses.
(See Figure B.)
13. NOTE: If too much current is drawn
from the Arc Welder, the Thermal
Overload Protector will activate. The
Yellow Lamp (24) on the Control
Panel will illuminate, and the Welder
will automatically shut off until it
cools down. If this happens, turn the
Power Switch Knob (25) to its “OFF”
position and wait about 10 minutes.
Then restart the Welder.
(See Figure B.)
9.
While grasping the handle of the
Electrode Holder (33), with the
electrode clear of grounded objects,
turn the Power Switch Knob (25) to
its “ON” position. (See Figure B.)
10. Hold the Welding Shield in front
of your eyes. WARNING! Never
look at the ignited arc without ANSIapproved arc shaded eye protection
as in a full face shield. Permanent
eye damage or blindness can occur.
Skin burns can occur. Wear a
NIOSH-approved respirator to avoid
breathing arc fumes.
11. Stroke the area to be welded with the
electrode to ignite the arc. Never tap
the electrode into the welding surface
to ignite the arc. This damages its
external coating on the electrode
which prevents oxygen in the air from
coming into contact with the molten
metal, causing it to oxidize.
14. When the weld is complete, lift the
electrode clearly away from any
grounded object. Set the Welding
Shield down, and turn the power
Switch Knob (25) to its “OFF”
position. (See Figure B.)
15. Unplug the Power Cord (32) from the
electrical outlet.(See Assy. Diagram.)
16. Remove the Grounding Cable with
Clamp (34) from the object it is
clamped onto. Then remove the
electrode from the Electrode Holder
(33). (See Assy. Diagram.)
17. Clean and store the Arc Welder
indoors out of reach of children and
other unauthorized people.
18. IMPORTANT: Please read the included “Weld Diagnosis Pamphlet”
for tips and suggestions concerning
welding and proper usage.
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Maintenance And Servicing
Procedures not specifically explained in this manual must be performed
only by a qualified technician.
To prevent serious injury from accidental
operation:
Turn the Power Switch of the tool to its “OFF” position and unplug
the tool from its electrical outlet before performing any inspection,
maintenance, cleaning, or storage procedures.
1.
BEFORE EACH USE, inspect the general condition of the Arc Welder. Check for
cracked or missing insulators, damaged electrical wiring, and any other condition
that may affect its safe operation. If abnormal noise or vibration occurs, have the
problem corrected before further use. Do not use damaged equipment.
2.
After Use, clean external surfaces of the Arc Welder with a clean cloth. Use
compressed air to blow all dust and debris from the ventilation openings.
3.
AFTER USE, store the Arc Welder in a clean, dry, safe location out of reach of
children and other unauthorized people.
Note: When not in use, always keep the grounding cable and its Clamp (34)
disconnected from any metal object.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Possible Causes
Possible Solutions
Welder does not “hum”
when turned on.
1. No power at electrical outlet.
1. Check circuit fuse or circuit breaker.
2. Broken or damaged Power Cord.
2. Have Power Cord repaired or replaced by
a qualified electrician.
Welder “hums” but does
not weld.
1. Inadequate current at electrode and/or poor
connections at Welder.
1. Check Ground Clamp, Cable, and
connection to workpiece.
2. Check Welding Cable and Electrode
Holder.
3. Check all Welder external connections.
Arc difficult to strike.
Welder gives trickle shots.
Welder overheats, blows
fuses, trips circuit breaker.
1. Electrode diameter too large.
1. Use smaller diameter electrode.
2. Workpiece not properly grounded.
2. Verify proper grounding (no paint, varnish,
or corrosion).
3. Heavy loads, making power line voltage low.
3. Run Arc Welder on dedicated 230 volt
circuit.
1. Accidental contact with workpiece.
1. Avoid contact with workpiece.
2. Current leakage caused by moist clothing or
work area.
2. Make sure clothing and work area are dry.
1. Use of extension cord.
1. Relocate Arc Welder to avoid use of
extension cord. If relocation of Welder
is not possible, use thicker (lower gauge
number) extension cord.
2. Electrode diameter too large.
3. Overloaded circuit.
2. Use smaller diameter electrode.
3. Run Arc Welder on dedicated 230 volt
circuit.
Bead is intermittently too
thin or too thick.
1. Inconsistent travel speed.
1. Decrease and maintain travel speed.
2. Output Amp setting too low.
2. Increase output Amp setting or change to
smaller diameter electrode.
Electrode sticks to workpiece.
1. Arc length too short.
1. Lift electrode to correct arc length as soon
as arc is struck.
2. Output Amp setting too low.
2. Increase output Amp setting or change to
smaller diameter electrode.
Electrodes sputter and
stick.
1. Damp electrodes.
1. Use dry electrodes and store in a dry
location.
Weld bead does not penetrate base metal.
1. Travel speed too fast.
1. Decrease travel speed.
2. Arc length too short.
2. Increase arc length.
3. Output Amp setting too high.
3. Reduce output Amp setting.
1. Slow and/or inconsistent travel speed.
1. Increase and maintain travel speed.
2. Output Amp setting too high.
2. Reduce output Amp setting.
Ragged depressions at
edge of weld.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY
The manufacturer and/or distributor has provided the parts list and assembly
diagram in this manual as a reference tool only. Neither the manufacturer or
distributor makes any representation or warranty of any kind to the buyer that
he or she is qualified to make any repairs to the product, or that he or she is
qualified to replace any parts of the product. In fact, the manufacturer and/or
distributor expressly states that all repairs and parts replacements should be
undertaken by certified and licensed technicians, and not by the buyer. The buyer
assumes all risk and liability arising out of his or her repairs to the original
product or replacement parts thereto, or arising out of his or her installation
of replacement parts thereto.
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Parts list
Part #
Description
Qty.
Part #
Description
Qty.
1
Kickstand, Plastic
1
23
Green Lamp
1
2
Screw (ST4.2x13)
1
24
Yellow Lamp
1
3
Base Frame
1
25
Power Switch Knob
1
4
Screw (M6x25)
4
26
Amperage Control Knob
1
5
Foot, Plastic
4
27
Relief Strain
1
6
Screw (M4x12)
1
28
Case
1
7
Rectifier
1
29
Clear Cover
1
8
Axle
1
30
Handle
1
9
Wheel, Plastic
2
31
Screw (M5x30)
2
10
Bolt (M6x12)
2
32
Power Cord
1
11
Screw (M4x8)
2
33
Welding Cable with Electrode Holder
1
12
Fan Support Shelf
1
34
Grounding Cable with Clamp
1
13
Locating Collar
2
35
Movable Iron Core Frame
1
14
Fan
1
36
Movable Iron Core
2
15
Screw (M4x40)
2
37
Indicator
1
16
Nut (M4)
2
38
Clamp Ring
2
17
Bolt (M8x16)
4
39
Filter Reactor
1
18
Bolt (M8x37)
4
40
Thermostat
1
19
Insulation Washer (1)
4
41
Baffle
1
20
Switch
1
42
Transformer
1
21
Insulation Washer (2)
4
43
Transformer Carriage
2
22
Cable Connecting Knob
4
44
Rubber Ring
1
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ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM
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Limited 1 Year / 90 day warranty
Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every effort to assure that its products meet high
quality and durability standards, and warrants to the original purchaser that for a period of
ninety days from date of purchase that the torch, liner, wire feed mechanism (if applicable),
welding clamps, electrode holders, cables and accessories packed with the welder are
free of defects in materials and workmanship. This Limited 90 Day/1 Year Warranty
shall not apply to consumable parts such as tips, welding wire, and gas nozzles.
Harbor Freight Tools also warrants to the original purchaser, for a period of one year from
date of purchase, that the transformer and rectifier are free from defects in materials and
workmanship (90 days if used by a professional contractor or if used as rental equipment).
This warranty does not apply to damage due directly or indirectly to misuse, abuse,
negligence or accidents, repairs or alterations outside our facilities, normal wear and tear,
or to lack of maintenance. We shall in no event be liable for death, injuries to persons or
property, or for incidental, contingent, special or consequential damages arising from the
use of our product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitation of exclusion may not apply to you. This
warranty is expressly in lieu of all other warranties, express or
implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness.
To take advantage of this warranty, the product or part must be returned to us with
transportation charges prepaid. Proof of purchase date and an explanation of the complaint
must accompany the merchandise. If our inspection verifies the defect, we will either
repair or replace the product at our election or we may elect to refund the purchase price
if we cannot readily and quickly provide you with a replacement. We will return repaired
products at our expense, but if we determine there is no defect, or that the defect resulted
from causes not within the scope of our warranty, then you must bear the cost of returning
the product.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
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Record Product’s Serial Number Here:
Note: If product has no serial number, record month and year of purchase instead.
Note: Some parts are listed and shown for illustration purposes only, and are not
available individually as replacement parts.
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