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Got my plasma cutter in. The air pressure regulator was broke off. The seller said he would work with me to fix it. I replaced the regulator and it is not working. It wants too but all I get it a hiss then nothing at the torch. Consumables need replaced but it should still fire. Contacts are clean in the torch. I blew out the inside of the plasma cutter. Nothing seems to be not connected. I guess it will be going in the shop. I'm in need of this tool as I am already behind on 2 cars. Anyone have any experience or know where to start solving this problem?
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It's going in the shop tomorrow. Of course it is a min. of 1 hour shop labor at $65 an hour but I'm not going to pay for all of it. The seller is going to have to cover most of it if not all of the repair bill. We will see what is wrong with it.
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when i 1st got mine i couldn't get it to work. it would arc and stop every time i pulled the trigger. i couldn't get any usuable info from the dealer. one day a customer came in and during a conversation i found out he worked for lincoln. we discussed my problem and he said i needed more air filters 2 or 3. sounded strange but i bought 2 el cheapos at hf and it fixed my problem. has worked great since.
 

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That is weird. I am leaking air out of the new air pressure regulator I installed and for some reason it is only reading 60 psi. Now me, I probably forgot to turn the compressor back up after I got done painting. I'm going to replace consumables based on Thermal Dynamics recommendations. If that doesn't do it then in the shop it goes or back to the seller. I have a water trap on my air compressor, a inline air filter on the plasma cutter and will be adding another water trap at the plasma cutter. It had one originally but that was the part that was broke. I don't usually get alot of water in my line unless I had the compressor all day which I have been doing. I would like to keep this plasma cutter but if I can't get it to work then it is going back.
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mine was doing this and I replaced the consumables and make sure the cup is screwed on tight to the gun and then turn it off and wait 5 seconds. mine was doing all kinds of crap til I did that.
 

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Got it fixed. It must had been the start contact. I replaced all the consumables in the torch, made some adjustments on the air regulator and presto. Fired right up, only cut and inch, just to test it. Thanks for the info.
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Man, I played with the plasma cutter last night and that thing ROCKS!!!!!. Twice the plasma cutter of that junky China made one I borrowed from a relative. I told my youngest to come and see my toy. I turned it on and hit the trigger and slide across the metal, took a milasecond and he said WOW that was fast. Took me about 2 min. to cut a botched quarter panel patch out of a 57 Chevy. That thing is smokin and it is only plugged into a 120V and is cranked almost all the way down. Good ole' American made tools. Gotta love them.
The seller paid for all the parts I replaced to get it working and was very fast about doing it. I've had stainless that was bent in a "U" shape during shipping so I know how stuff can get destroyed by UPS and USPS. So, I couldn't get mad. Nice guy, love the plasma cutter which means I am a happy guy. I'll be even happier if the shop calls today saying they fixed my car.
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