I have a Hobart Stickmate LX AC/DC that I fired up this morning after being idle in the shed for several months. Could not get juice out of the stinger but the fan runs. I therefore opened it up and made sure I had 220 volts after the on switch. I then decided to clean the selector switch with electric contact cleaner. Let it dry, fire it up and the windings were loud, no power at the stinger and it flip the breaker in 10 seconds. I put an ampmeter on it and it was pulling almost 80 amps at idle. Now I'm in trouble, HELP.
16 years ago