Speedaire Compressor Rebuild

Greetings,


I have a Speed Aire Compressor that I am planning on rebuilding around the first of the year. I am not worried about doing the job but I need an idea of how long I can expect the job to take. Could you please give me some insight?

Thank you

Speed Aire 5Z689A


Two Stage Duplex Air Compressor, 2 Cylinders at 10 horsepower, Horizontal Tank, 230 volt/460 volt at 60 Hertz, 82 inches x 30 inches x 59 inches






Bill responds...

Howdy and thanks for writing in.

I guess the only honest answer I can give is...I haven't a clue how long it will take you. :-)

Do you have all the parts for your Speedaire? Have you done it before? Are you comfortable handling the tools?

All things being ready, and finding no major "ouches", you should be able to take it apart and put it back together in a day or so.

Good luck. It's an adventure I won't undertake. I'll use my Repairs page to find a compressor shop and have them rebuild it for me, if I want it rebuilt.

Bill


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Dec 17, 2010
torque specs
by: Anonymous

I have a twin cylinder speedaire with a 2 hp motor. Found the gasket between the valve plate and the head blown out. Replacement looks pretty staight forward but am looking for the head bolts torque spec

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Speedaire AIR COMPRESSOR pops breaker on start up

by TIM B.
(GILBERTS,IL,USA)

I HAVE A SPEEDAIRE 20GAL. AIR COMPRESSOR WHICH I JUST GOT FROM A FREIND. EVERY TIME I PLIUG IT INTO THE OUTLET IT WILL START TO RUN THEN POP THE BREAKER AT THE PANEL. I'VE TAKEN THE BELT OFF TO JUST RUN THE MOOTR WITH NO LOAD BUT THE PULLEY AND IT STILL HAPPENS. ANY IDEAS OF WHAT MAY BE WRONG?






Bill says...

Hi Tim. This one's a bit hard to diagnose as I'm not able to determine from your email what you mean by "it will start to run".

I'm going to guess that what you mean is that "it tries to start" and then pops the breaker.

That being the case, either your motor or capacitor has failed, or more likely, your compressor isn't or hasn't unloaded last time it ran, and your motor is trying to start against the pressure trapped over the piston.

Go to the site map, and find the link to the unloader page for more details, and see if that is what your compressor is acting like.

Hey, thanks for visiting this site and for writing in.

Cheers,

Bill

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