How do I wire a Speedaire compressor from 115 vac to 220 vac?

by Ron
(N. Fairfield, Ohio USA)

The Speedaire air compressor is a Model 3Z395, with a Century 1 1/2 motor 120/220 vac. Model S-141459-20

There is no wiring diagram on the motor to show changes that allow going from 120 vac to 220 vac.






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Hi Ron. Welcome and thanks for your question.

It were me doing it, I'd be asking an electrician. Sorry, I can't give you advice on that.

I open the floor to others if they think they can help Ron.

Cheers,

Bill

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Speedaire model 5F237A (or motor model)

by Raymond Kasey
(Falls Church, VA)

When I turn on my compressor it begins to smoke. Does it need oil? I have never put any in it since it was an electric motor.






Bill says tell it it's a bad compressor...

Hi Raymond. Thanks for writing in.

Smack your compressor on it's air tank and tell it it's a bad compressor for smoking... and then perhaps tell us what about the compressor is smoking?

If it's the motor, that's not good. Might need a new one. The question then is why did the motor fail?

You say you have never put oil in your Speedaire compressor. Do you know if it's an oil-lubed or oil-free compressor? If the latter, no oil is needed.

If it's oil lubed see this page for details and you've run out of oil.. well... what happens if you run your car without engine oil? The motor seizes. And if the compressor motor has seized due to lack of oil, then that would fry your motor.

Keep us posted.

Bill



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I need only to buy the compressor part C179G (Speedaire)

by Archie

I have a Speedaire air compressor mod. 5Z185. I need only to buy the compressor C179G. do you know where I can buy one. Can it be purchase from you. if so how much. Thanks for your help. the ser.# 040589L-073070.






Bill answers...

Howdy Archie:

To find parts for your Speedaire compressor, visit the Speedaire page on this website, and read how to find your closest Speedaire depot.

If your compressor is reasonably current, they will be able to help you with parts.

If your Speedaire compressor is an older model that they don't support any more, you can try to find a source by posting it on the "Compressor Parts Needed" page in this website, which is right here.

Cheers,

Bill

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