When installing a plug on to a power cord:
Ensure your tool is completely cooled down before shutting off:
If a tool's heater tube gets wet:
Many of Leister’s tools utilize a lock pin to hold the nozzle in position during welding and cooldown. The lock pin is designed to snap if excessive force is put on the heater in order to prevent more expensive damage to the tool.
The most common reason for a lock pin to bend or break is the tool being lifted or carried incorrectly. The correct methods of carrying the tool are with both hands under the frame, or with one hand under the frame and the other holding the black carrying handle.
In this guide, parts will be referred to using the numbers indicated in the VARIMAT V drawing below. As an example, see lock pin (79).
Note: Always change both brushes at once. If one brush needs to be changed, change them both.
If you are having problems with your power cord or extension cord, follow this checklist to confirm your power source and check your plugs, sockets and power cord:
If your VARIMAT is not powering down completely but you suspect a power problem, check your power source.
If you're building an extension cord for your Leister automatic tool such as the BITUMAT, VARIMAT, or VARIANT T1, here are some things to keep in mind:
ASTRO Wiring Instructions
Please consider the following when connecting a new plug to your ASTRO:
Connecting a twist-lock plug:
Please consider the following when making an extension cord for your ASTRO:
It is recommended the BITUMAT be run with the temperature dial lower than 9, and not at 9 or 10.
Before turning the tool on, check the following:
Before shutting the power off:
This section is designed to provide our customers with some quick tips for common problems they may encounter with their tools. Our tips come straight from John Wesselson, our repair technologist, or from customers who submit them for inclusion on our website.