Emglo Air Compressors


Emglo Air Compressors are sold at a number of big-box stores around the nation.

Emglos are brought into North America through Emglo Compressors, which is a division of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

The import company is located here:

  EMGLO Compressors
  701 East Joppa Road
  Baltimore, MD 21286
  website: www.emglo.com

You may also see Emglo air compressors sold under the DeWalt / Emglo brand since DeWalt is also owned by the Black & Decker group.

Emglo air compressors

On this forum page for Emglo air compressors you will find issues and comments about Emglo Air compressors from actual users; those happy with their Emglo compressor, and those that have had problems or issues with their Emglos.

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Emglo Air Compressor Issues

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Check valve leaking on Emglo 
I have an issue with the cold start valve leaking on my check valve . I Just replaced the pressure switch and the check valve on an Emglo portable air …

Belt groove (or section) size for the Emglo KU pump ? 
I have an Emglo 1.5 hp compressor with the KU pump. It looks like both the pulley on the pump and electric motor could take a 5/8" (B) belt or a 1/2" …

Emglo 55168 Motor Slows Down as Pressure Builds 
Bill, I have an Emglo 55168 and until recently it ran great. Now, when I turn it on, initially, it builds up pressure and runs just fine. After about …

What is the absolute max rpm of an Emglo KU pump? 
I have an Emglo with a 15.2/7.6 Amp motor and the KU pump. But I would like to increase the pump speed so as to get enough air to spray paint a car. …

Won't start - switch feels funny 
Switch seems flimsy not rigid like before.

Low pressure, air out of dipstick: fixable? 
So in another post by someone with the same problems, you said it was likely badly worn piston seals. Is that something worth trying to fix or should I …

Emglo K5HGA-8P engine stalls 
My gasoline Emglo model K5HGA-8P stalls or ramps up very slowly when high speed is needed for cut in setting. how do I fix it?

Information on Emglo c17-185gh please 
Got this compressor, from what I can see it seems that it should be a C model Emglo, that puts out 185psi with a gas Honda engine. It's got a gas …

CFM of Emglo with KU pump and 15/7.5 Amp motor ? 
This compressor has a General Electric 15/7.5 Amp 115/230 Volt motor and the KU head. What kind of cfm can I expect @ 90 psi (or any other psi that you …

AirMate AM OL 78HC4V leaks air 
Emglo AirMate Model: AM OL 78HC4V leaks air from pressure control box... I have a 20 year old Emglo AirMate Oil Less 1.5 HP Dual Tank air compressor. …

trying to find out the flow for my Emglo 
find out the SCFM for model KU motor and K2A17P tank on emglo 220/120

Output ratings for Emglo Airmate am78hc4v 
Does anyone know the air output ratings for this unit? I am wondering if it will supply enough air for a smaller plasma cutter. I need the SCFM ratings …

Emglo M790-HC4V regulator leaking our blow-by holes 
Bill, I have an Emglo M790-HC4V. Recently the regulator valve started blowing air out the 2 holes on each side of the plastic nut where the base of …

Emglo am78hc4v only builds up to 90 to 95psi 
The pressure builds up to 90 to 95psi and don't build anymore and motor never stops. I can turn it on and off again. One funny symptom is that there …

Emglo am78hc4v only builds up to 90 to 95psi 
The compressor builds up to 90 to 95psi and does not build any more than that and does not shut off. There is a lot of hot air coming out of the orifice …

Emglo E810-4v wont start 
I tried to start the compressor when the air temp was in the low 30's and wouldn't start. Hasn't worked since. Compressor has less than 10 hours use.

Air builds up to max level but never shuts off. 
I have an old emglo 30 gallon air compressor. First of all, I can't find the on/off switch. It's like it didn't come with it. I am having trouble finding …

Source for Emgo single stage pump replacement parts 
I need to rebuild a KU Model Emglo single stage pump ie. Bearings, seals, valves and piston rings, where are such items available?

Need help to connect wiring correctly. 
Emglo, I recently purchased one of your older wheelbarrow compressors, and I can find no model number affixed. The unit would be described as follows: …

Emglo KU electric motor size & filter 
I have what appears to be an Emglo KU pump on a compressor with no motor. What size HP/RPM electric motor should I use? What size diameter pulley should …

Emglo CFM Output at 90psi wanted 
Emglo CFM Output at 90psi wanted, from known 8.6 cfm @ 125psi I know from a Emglo/Jenny chart that cfm is as rated for my Emglo model KU pump as; @ …

Emglo/Jenny Compressor Pump KU any info? 
This Emglo pump is mounted on my new very old Rol-air w/8hp kohler and wondering how to find the cfm's rating? I can't tell what year it is and would like …

Emglos for air cannon 
I have a used Emglo model AM78HC4V compressor factory set at 125 PSI. I am a tinkerer and my current project is a big air cannon for the local high …

Emglo air compressor is hissing 
hello we have a 1988 emglo model w twin cylinder compressor when you turn it on it hisses air stops hissing then hisses again and stops it will do …

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Understanding an Emglo K1S-30S air compressor 
Thanks in advance for the help! I don't know anything about compressors. I aquired a used one and am trying to find out the specs (capacity and such) …

Where is Emglo compressor pressure switch 
i have a dewalt D55141 type 1 where would the pressure cut off switch be??? ______________________ Bill says... I have added photos of the compressor …

Emglo airmate compressor running hot 
Runs and will build up to 60 psi but gets very hot. It is an emglo(airmate) twin tank 2hp mdl# am780-hc4v sn#072300 665. Any help is appreciated. Also …

Emglo GU series pumping oil into the tank 
Emglo pump GU series. Compressor is really pumping a LOT of oil into the tank. It's using oil frantically almost like it's sucking the oil right out of …

am78hc4v hums then reset trips 
am78hc4v when pluged in just hums then reset trips when I plug it in just hums then trips reset (See the troubleshooting page about humming air …

No regulated pressure 
Tank pressure reaches 100 psi then shuts off while the the regulated pressure gage is at zero. ________________ If I understand your question, you are …

Compressor Will Not Start 
I have a Dewalt Emglo type MK 246 compressor also has a number on the plate 173066 which may be a s/n? this compressor has been very dependable until …

Help connecting wiring on an emglo AM78 air compressor 
Attached is a picture of a emglo AM78 air compressor switch. Please advise me on what color wire goes where. The loose wires are coming from the motor …

Emglo hot dog will not build pressure 
After quite a few years of sitting around, (the compressor, not me!) I fired it up today. The motor runs as it always did but the compressor is not building …

Emglo compressor squeals on startup 
my 8 hp gas compressor cranks runs but when it get around 70 psi up it starts to squeal belts smell like they are burning and pulley seems like its trying …

Emglo compressor pressure switch not consistent 
The pressure switch will come one seven to eight times. Then it will not come on the next time. Then the wires will also start to smoke. What the promblem? …

Motor on Emglo stalls after 60 PSI 
When I start my compressor, the honda motor runs great until the tanks get to about 60 pounds. Thats when the motor begins to strain and then finally …

Emglo air compressor squeaking 
Our used emglo compressor is making a squeaking sound only during the time it is actually compressing the air. It runs fine till it needs to pump. …

Emglo airmate has oil in the tank 
oil in air tank ___________________ Bill says... Since an oil lubed compressor bathes the lower piston assembly in oil as the compressor runs, that …

Emglo AM78 will not start under pressure 
My compressor starts fine and runs up to 125 lbs. It will not restart when reaching low pressure set point. It will hum and pop the breaker. Otherwise …

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