II found the problem…
Thought it weird that it would fire intermittently,
Then just quit after I replaced the nozzle and electrode.
Removed the cover on the torch (very easy to )
&. Picture 3 for the top down . Red & Black wire wire pulled free from the crimped connector.
Black wire from torch body was pulled apart.
It’s not long enough the way it’s designed especially with the male & female spade connectors. When it was connected there was a lot of tension on that connection because the wires are too short
. It’s only a matter of time and torch movement and vibration until it came loose also the insulation on the end of the wire isn’t cleared up enough space I put a new female spade connector on and reconnected it only to discover that it is too short and there is too much tension between the two connections ,
If you look in the photos I added a 1 inch extension with the appropriate female and male spade connections on each end there is ample room in the torch housing to tuck this in when reassembling the torch covers if this is how everyone of these torches is designed it’s only a matter of time and is probably why there is so many issues with this plasma cutter …
Was cutting fine and then all of a sudden stop firing I see these topics a lot on this forum …
Just for information purposes. I have extensive back round in Electrical areas and diagnosis. As I was a professional Automotive Master Tech for 21 years and also taught advanced electronics and electrical diagnosis at a technical college.
But this issue is extremely easy thing to check for most anyone who would have this problem with this cutter…
I suspect it’s the cause of slot of similar complaints I’m reading here on the forum.
Put it all back together and it fires perfect. Just cut six more pieces. To dial in my settings
Thanks for all the input and advise.
Hope this helps others having the same poss. Issue
Cut 5 of these after the repair