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  1. #1
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    Dec 2007
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    Fan failure on EZ 125

    I bought a ez 125 on 12/27/07 and only did a couple beads to check it out after I bought it to try it out. I am a carperter and really don't have a reason to own a welder other to make up some brackets or fix a garden tractor and what not.
    Well this weekend I actually had a little project to do.....long story short...I put about 35-40 minutes on it and I heard a clunck and then it didn't sound right so I stopped and got out the manual.
    I thought I over heated so I let it sit, and sit ,and sit, tried the overload. Nothing.
    Come to find out when I took the the outer shell off it, the fan itself had actual come off the shaft that it is supposed to be on. When I put it back on I noticed it was split so it came right back off when I started it again.....
    Questions:
    Has anyone else had this happen?
    Should I drill it and pin it so the new one don't do the same thing or will this f- up the ballance?
    Where can I get the part?....I figure it's only a $5.00 part, nylon...but I don't like putting my credit card info on the web.

    Another question???? Does a welder have any kind of compasitor in it that holds a charge in it after you unplug it like a TV ?

    Thank for any input guys.

    Funny sidenote......I forgot all about getting "sunburn" from a welder....I work outside year round so I'm nicely tanned now with a bright red chest!

  2. #2
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    EXACT same thing happened to me. Keith at Hobart sent me a new fan for it. See my thread at http://www.hobartwelders.com/weldtal...ad.php?t=29936 though for a possible temporary fix until you get the new one.
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  3. #3
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    Yeah, I remember that one...Hobart tech support is the best there is...they'll fix you up in a jiffy!
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  4. #4
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    Hobart will definitely fix you up. But if you're in a hurry, just about any appliance parts store will have a fan of the right size and for that shaft, just verify the rotation, too.

  5. #5
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    Jun 2007
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    Talking

    If he puts the fan on backwards will the machine make cold instead of heat?

  6. #6
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    No, but it has to be reversed if he brings it to the southern hemisphere...

  7. #7
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    Dec 2007
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    Smile

    Thanks guys...I called today and they are sending me a replacement.
    Nobody answered my other question though, Is a welder completely dead once you unplug it?

    By the way, those last two post were real helpful!

  8. #8
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    Yes, its completely dead.
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  9. #9
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    Always give a machine at least 15 minutes if you don't know whether you are dealing with caps or not.

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