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Old 09-03-2015, 12:03:42 AM
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just picked up the above at a auction for $95, works good except the power on off switch hangs a little when you turn it off.you have to bump the side to get it to turn off.it goes on fine just off is a little sticky. otherwise the switch works fine.what would be good to do to get it to work smoothly again? THANKS!
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well i got no replies , so i used a small amount of silicone lube spray , now she works fine!
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Hi!

Sorry, I've been away from the forum for a bit, so didn't see your post. Mine did the same once... I just slammed it up and down a dozen times and sprayed a little teflon lube in, and resolved it like you did.
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thanks!are these old switches avalable any more? they seem bullet proof. this silcone lube had teflon in it also.
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Couldn't tell you if they actually are or aren't available... but I'd venture a guess that they are, because the 225 'tombstone' is still available new.

Reason I don't know, is simply because I've never researched it- mine has been working fine forever. If yours continues to give you problems, open up the case and check for a mouse nest or debris in the switch... that seems to be a pretty common ailment to many things.
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dkamp, do you think $95 was a good price on this welder? come with a set of cutting torch gauges and hoses, with a tip or two.as for the mouse nest it was clean inside except for dust. the new tombstone's have a different switch, more like a toggle switch , except a double pole heavy duty.
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I just retired from Lincoln after 38 years. For that entire time we made about 600 of these every day. They are great welders, especially the AC/DC ones. You can use nickel rod with the DC current to weld cast iron. The double pole switch was for each leg of the 220 volt line.
Just wanted to add this.. do not use graphite to lubricate the switch. Graphite could conduct electricity.
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thanks for the info. thought graphite would be a bad idea.silicone not so bad.after i sprayed it it works fine!
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