have an 80 gal upright won't build pressure...

by Jim Van Winkle
(Dahlgren, IL)

have an 80 gal upright less than 2 years old, used very little; won't build pressure. Any idea as to what is wrong?


Where can you get a Kobalt Compressor repaired?
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Bill says...

Jim, I didn't get any hard info about your compressor except that it won't build pressure, so it is hard to be specific.

If it is building pressure to a certain level, and then stops building pressure and keeps running, and there is no change in compressor noise, then I would look to the valves first.

Under Troubleshooting on the site map page are links to pages with more tips.

As to where it can get repaired, as it says on the Kobalt page "if you need parts or service for your compressor, find out from your local Lowes store where they would send any of their Kobalt air compressors for warranty repair. If they do so, and do not simply replace failed compressors, then that is the source for parts and advice that should be able to help you."

Cheers,

Bill



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belt replacement

by John Wallington
(Valrico, Fl.)

need to replace belt on model 99007 kobalt compressor. 5.5 mil alan screw. Question is which direction is thread pattern. Standard or reverse. Dont want to accidently overtorque and break it.

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Duty Cycle of my Kobalt Model 215921

by Carl
(Edgar, MT 59026)

What is the Duty Cycle of my Kobalt Model 215921? I have searched Google and read my manual but I couldn't find it.

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Bill says...

Carl, I read the manual, and I, too, cannot find reference to duty cycle. Inexcusable!

However, I am going to guess that this compressor is continuous duty.

The proof, as they say, is in the pudding. Your compressor has an overload protector, which will trigger if the motor becomes to hot and starts to overload.

Monitor your use time. When you are using this Kobalt, and it goes off on thermal overload, and there is nothing else wrong with it, then you will know that it has a run-time limit, maybe reduce that time by 50%, and let it cool after that shortened period of time has passed.

That's what I'd do, anyway.

Cheers,

Bill

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