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A Missing Part In A Turkish Made Welding Machine Repaired

By on October 6, 2021
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A welding technician walked into my shop carrying his welding machine and a capacitor. With a smile on his face, he explained that this machine stopped working while he was welding and when he carried the machine to bring it to me; he heard something rattling inside the machine.

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How funny is that?

But it gets really funnier or should I say stranger as I opened the machine and found out what also was missing on that power board of the welding machine.

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There were actually two capacitors missing on that board. So I asked the customer later on where is the other part and he said: “ I have no idea”.

The way he was explaning the situation, I think he sent it to another technican and somehow one capacitor gone missing and for a while he was using that welding machine with only three capacitors inside not four. He also mentioned that the machine welding was not as strong as used to be and I think that explains everything.

So I soldered the old capacitor back on, added a new capacitor and re soldered every pin on that power board.

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I cleaned all the dust off from inside the machine and I was about to power on the machine when I noticed the power plug has issues. As you can see in the photo, one of the power plug pin was melting and needed replacement.

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Once all that was done, I powered up the machine and I was able to read voltages on the negative and the positive terminals of the welding machine which is an indication that the machine is up and running. Of course it was not a complete test till the machine was taken to my brother’s shop next door for a quick test. It was running according to specs.

Mission Accomplished.

This article was prepared for you by Waleed Rishmawi, one of our ‘Master Authors’ and currently working in the Bethlehem area of Palestine repairing electrical and electronic equipment.

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12 Comments

  1. Parasuraman S

    October 6, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Yes, mission very well accomplished with commissions for our survival! (LOL)

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    • Waleed Rishmawi

      October 6, 2021 at 12:46 pm

      Parasuraman: indeed. LOL. have a blessed day my friend.

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  2. Albert van Bemmelen

    October 6, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    If you wouldn't take care of all those defect welding machines, most likely the construction world soon would be out of business! Thanks for sharing.

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    • Waleed Rishmawi

      October 6, 2021 at 2:38 pm

      Albert: you might be right LOL. thanks for the comment and have a blessed day

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  3. Paul

    October 6, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    To make this repair report better you should include more details:
    Model number, replaced components values more and BETTER QUALITY PICTURES.

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    • Waleed Rishmawi

      October 7, 2021 at 5:21 pm

      Paul: the model number is found in the first photo (Weld 200-T). the part replaced is 470uf/450 votls which is alos found in the photo. I believe the photos are clear enough to see what is going on but I appreciate the comments though. have a blessed day.

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  4. Babu M S

    October 6, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    The machine was brought to right person for repair. Thank you very much for sharing.9

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    • Waleed Rishmawi

      October 7, 2021 at 2:24 pm

      Babu: seems like I am the only one left that does this kind of work because alot of shops have been closed. it is sad on one hand and on the other hand good for my business. have a blessed day

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  5. Imoudu Onwumah

    October 7, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    If there are no electronics techies,like you, manufacturers will have a field day making money through high sales turnover.

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    • Waleed Rishmawi

      October 13, 2021 at 3:38 pm

      Imoudu: LOL. you might be ring. I appreciate the comment. have a blessed day

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  6. Yogesh Panchal

    October 8, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Waleed,
    This types of repair is possible for you because you are keeping enough replacement parts which are commonly used in the welding machine that is main plus point of your success journey. Keep going on........

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    • Waleed Rishmawi

      October 13, 2021 at 3:41 pm

      Yogesh: indeed. I make sure i have the right parts especially for the right model machine that often comes to the shop for repair. if a new model shows up to the my shop, I just order the parts with larg qunatity and keep them in the shop either for repalcement repair or to be sold to others if they are interested. have a blessed day

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