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Air compressor repair
#1366342 Thu Jun 25 2020 01:14 AM
Joined: Apr 2005
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
A couple of weeks ago I was doing some serious work with my 1/2” impact and had run the compressor for about 45 minutes. When I went to turn it off I found fire coming from the start capacitors. The motor was a replacement from about 10 years ago. So, I’ve spent the past few days rebuilding the compressor. New pressure safety switch/valve and new motor. Both came in today and I installed them this evening. Need to get a new belt and a Electrical Cutoff Switch, wiring and armored cable to hard wire the unit. Should be up and running by the weekend. It will be good to put the 6 gallon pancake compressor back on the shelf.

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Re: Air compressor repair
Justhorsenround #1366432 Thu Jun 25 2020 06:24 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,924
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
My compressor pump recently seized. I tried to do a temporary repair with Harbor Freight parts, but it couldn't keep up. New IR is in place and hopefully the last compressor I will ever need to buy!

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