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Old 03-05-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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Default Troubleshooting is the most fun!

Got a call from a customer saying some equipment went down. I drove down. They have a little piece of equipment that was dead in the water.



New machine, barely used. I open it up, and there's a lot of fuses in there! So I go through them, find a blown one on the 120/240 side of a 347/600 small transformer.



Well, maybe not a LOT of fuses, but some.

Keep digging, and I found the culprit:



Nicked wire. When this scissor lift thing came down, it kept hitting the cabtire, and it wore through. Only after 1 day!!! And it's funny because they had the machine moved last week, and the millwright who hooked it all up (all the cabtire) bonded all the ground wires together, but didn't bond it to the metal box. I came along, said "hey, this system really isn't bonded" and did it on Friday.

Good thing it was only 120 because there's 347 here too.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:20 AM   #2
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Got a call from a customer saying some equipment went down. I drove down. They have a little piece of equipment that was dead in the water.



New machine, barely used. I open it up, and there's a lot of fuses in there! So I go through them, find a blown one on the 120/240 side of a 347/600 small transformer.



Well, maybe not a LOT of fuses, but some.

Keep digging, and I found the culprit:



Nicked wire. When this scissor lift thing came down, it kept hitting the cabtire, and it wore through. Only after 1 day!!! And it's funny because they had the machine moved last week, and the millwright who hooked it all up (all the cabtire) bonded all the ground wires together, but didn't bond it to the metal box. I came along, said "hey, this system really isn't bonded" and did it on Friday.

Good thing it was only 120 because there's 347 here too.
I'll bet it was..
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They will and do cry... 'Thats it? how much? I could have fixed that!!'

But they never add.... ' IF I knew what to look for.'

I love trouble calls. easier when you have put it together.
Some folks have never started at the install phase. You must know how it gets put together to tear it apart. IMO.
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So I go through them, find a blown one on the 120/240 side of a 347/600 small transformer.

Keep digging, and I found the culprit:

I have a hard time believing someone fixed the problem by swapping out a fuse and not finding what caused that fuse to blow in the first place.
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That's a relief. I thought he was back and I got chest pains.
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That's a relief. I thought he was back and I got chest pains.
Harry got me

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He's long gone .
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Well played Harry...well played

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