Ingersoll Rand Air Compressors


Ingersoll Rand, also known as IR, has been in the compressor and air tool business for a century. The Ingersoll Rand air compressors logo and brand is known worldwide and the company does billions of dollars in business globally.

Among many other items not all related to compressed air IR manufactures industrial compressors, tow behind (portable) air compressors, and a range of DIY type air compressors.

Folks wanting to contact IR directly about their air compressor issues can go right to their air compressor division here:

Energy Systems (IR)
800A Beaty Street
Davidson, NC 28036
P: 877-IR-POWER (477-6937)
Email: power@irco.com
Website: energy.ingersollrand.com

Many of the Ingersoll Rand compressor manuals and much technical information is available on line in the Americas. Visit www.irtechpubs.com for all tools, fluids, and air product manuals and technical documents.


Ingersoll Rand air compressors

Ingersoll Rand air compressors, depending on their size and application, are sold through experienced fluid power houses. Some smaller, perhaps less industrial, models of IR compressors are sold directly via on-line purchasing, and others at a number of big-box stores around the nation.

This page is a forum to find out many things relating to the use of Ingersoll Rand (IR) Air Compressors and a place to post any questions about your IR air compressor. On this page you will find advice from actual Ingersoll Rand air compressor users.

Before posting a question please review the existing postings and the troubleshooting sections to see if your question has been addressed. If not, post it using the form below.

If you are an Ingersoll Rand compressor user, and see a question that you have the answer to, please comment on other visitor's notes found below the form. That helps that person and anyone else that might experience the same issue with any Ingersoll Rand compressors.

As the numbers of comments added to this page grows, it gets harder to find the specific answer you are seeking so I've added a search box here for your use to help you find the information you need.

Ingersoll Rand Compressor Manuals

My thanks to anyone that sends me a digital form of any Ingersoll Rand manual or document, which I then upload here and make available to all. Click the link to download the manual to your computer. Do save the download so you have it for future reference.
  1. Ingersoll Rand Type 30 Model 242 Manual

Cheers,

Bill


Ingersoll Rand Air Compressor Issues

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p1-5iu ingersoll-rand shutting off 
I have p1-5iu ingersoll-rand compressor and it keeps shutting off and I have to reset motor button. I replace pressures switch and a bad cap but still …

Help Needed:Wiring diagram for ingersoll rand 7.5 caps 
Help Needed:Wiring diagram for ingersoll rand 7.5 compressor motor start& run capacitors We have ordered replacement start capacitors for our Ingersoll …

Specs on my 242-5D compressor? 
Hi I am looking for specs on my 242-5D compressor. How many SCFM air will it provide at 80PSI?, 100PSI? Thanks Herb

Gasket on Ingersoll Rand PHE 12 
Do you know part number for GASket on Ingersoll Rand PHE 12 & 7 x 7 Lube. Let me know.... Thank you

Ingersol rand 7/41+  
Hi, I've an ingersoll rand 7/41+ tow compressor, it starts fine but absolutely no pressure will build, it's running as it should with the fast setting …

IR compressor - loose or worn belt, or a capacitor or both? 
My 60 gallon IR compressor starts very slow with a belt squeal momentarily. The motor picks up speed after about 10 or 15 seconds and runs at full speed …

10t oil milky color 
- 10t type 30 oil milky color drained 3 times but almost seems like water in oil - Yesterday our compressor sounded slightly different like a car engine …

What oil type do I use in an Ingersoll Rand compressor? 
I have an old Ingersoll-Rand compressor and I need to change the oil in it. What oil type do I use? in an Ingersoll Rand compressor? I drained it …

TS4N5 motor shutting down 
model TS4N5 motor keeps shutting off when pulley is hooked to compressor pump, but if you unhook belt it runs fine.

Should I use this Ingersoll Rand 5 HP Compressor 
I bought this 5hp 60gallon single stage a year or so ago. Started twice after hooking it up and when i was using it for the third time i smelled oil …

ingersoll 80 gallon 5hp 1phase trips breaker 
Compressor builds 80psi then flips breaker. I can restart and it'll build to 110psi and trip again. It's different each time. Motor is a brand …

6.4 HP Ingersoll Rand Compressor Motor just hums 
I was using my compressor yesterday with my nail gun.... I noticed I lost pressure so went to check.. My compressor had tripped the breaker and when I …

Ingersoll rand 5 hp has slow air build from 100 to140 
it is a Ingersoll rand 5 hp 80 gallon ss5 and is about 12 years old . I smelt heat after it shut off and motor and compressor was extremely hot which …

IR 2475 tripping 6 HP motor on 50 amp breaker 
I have a IR 2475, 2 stage, 80 gal compressor. I got this compressor on craigslist and it was in pieces for shipping. Everything seemed to be there …

Age of Ingersoll Rand Model 242 air compressor 
Could you tell me how old it is? Mine has a 12 HP Kohler gas engine. How many CFM's?

IR 242 stops really fast and makes a growling sound 
I have a IR 242-5D two stage 5 HP. Compressor. It pumps up to 140 PSI. Without a problem. When it hits it's set point to shut off it stops really …

Ingersoll Rand SS5 compressor troubleshooting 
My SS5 compressor has worked flawlessly for years. Last week I noticed that when I manually turned it off (didn't allow it to reach 130 psi - where …

Model up5 15-7 has low voltage problem 
I have Small Rotary Screw Air Compressors model up5 15-7 20 Hp 4 Pole 400vac 3 phase but our power source reading is 350 v to 370 vac so the motor couldn't …

ingersoll rand rotary screw compressor getting aerated 
hi,my compressor oil is getting airiated i changed the fluid and spin on filter with ingersoll parts and it still does it.i know its air because when i …

253d5 will not hold air pressure 
I have a 253d5 compressor that will not hold air. When the motor is stopped the air escapes through the tube that runs from the shaft to the air filter. …

Ingersoll Rand EPE 25 shuts down but never comes back on. 
Hi Bill, I'm working with a Ingersoll Rand EPE 25 and Intellisys System. A few months ago it started shutting down, with the auto start light on, …

SSR UP6-30-125 oil blowing 
Hi what can cause oil to blow through the air inlet valve when the machine stop?

Ingersoll Rand SSR M11 solenoid clicks but stays in unload 
Hi Bill, I have an Ingersoll Rand SSR M11 that I have inherited and am presently trying apply to a cabinet blaster. The issue I am having is that it wont …

How old is my Rand 3000 and what maintenance 
My husband installed a Rand 3000 after the death of its original owner died at least 20 years ago. The unit works well. No leaks. No complaints except …

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Disappearing oil in model number R90l-W7.5  
We have ingersoll rand comp.model number R90l-W7.5 serial number V1253. max.working pressure 7.0 BARG. This comp we fill with oil every 2 day and …

GP-150 Ingersoll Rand Portable Air Compressor 
What stops the compressor from compressing and removing the load off of the engine of a GP-150 Ingersoll Rand with a 4-cylinder continental engine? …

how do I tell how many gallons my air compressor is 
Ingersoll Rand 168 psi.how many gallons

Blowing discharge side head gaskets in IR15T air compressor 
I have a 15T IR air compressor three stage. Originally I went out on this call because it was leaking air through the high side jug gaskets. …

Ingersoll Rand compressor calls for sae10-w & cant find any 
I got a rand air 160 cfm diesel tow behind compressor and the recommended lube oil grade tag says compressor lube oil use a heavy duty detergent type oil …

IR 2475 compressor won't restart when the air leaves the tank 
Hi, my IR 2475 7.5 hp (80gal) compressor won't restart when the air leaves the tank... It recycled at first, but now it won't turn on again when the …

Does motor rotation matter on 2545? 
Does rotation matter on model 2545? The rotation mark on the motor is gone. Takes the same amount of time to make 50 psi either way.

Replace tubing on I.R. 3HP compressor 
I PURCHASED A SECOND HAND I.R. 3HP 60 GAL WITH A BAD PUMP. REPLACING IT WITH AN AFTER MARKET PUMP. THE ORIGINAL COPPER FEED LINE TO THE TANK FROM THE …

Ingersoll Rand piston holds pressure  
Ingersoll Rand piston holds pressure will not restart unless i release air.

Where the wires go on start switch 
my start switch on my Ingersoll Rand compressor Kohler motor has gone out I took the wires off the old one wasn't too smart I didn't write them …

Where can I find the valves for this plate? 
I was reading Candice's article and I have the same problem that she had .. pressure would only go to 15PSI. I have an IR250E20 compressor. I removed …

Age of INGERSOLL RAND 2 STAGE COMPRESSOR SINGLE PHASE 
Good day David here, I am about to make an offer on an INGERSOLL RAND 2 STAGE COMPRESSOR, IT HAS A 200L TANK, SINGLE PHASE, dark blue in colour It is on …

Ingersoll Rand Air diesel Compressor P380 overheating 
I have an ingersoll Rand air diesel Compressor P380 which is overheating. I have changed the water pump, clean the radiator and change the oil but the …

Parrts for an Ingersoll Rand 253-7E air compressor 
AIR COMPRESSOR MODEL 253-7E SERIAL 30T120491 I AM LOOKING FOR PARTS LIST AND BREAKDOWN FOR THIS AIR COMPRESSOR, ALSO I APPRECIATE IF YOU SUGGEST ME …

7.5 HP Ingersoll Rand popping breaker 
its a ingersoll rand air compressor with a 7.5 hp elec motor and a 2475 pump We have put a brand new elec motor on it and it still pumps up normally …

How old is my Ingersoll Rand, Model # 23A x 4 
I have this old compressor,Ingersoll Rand, Model # 23A x 4 , Serial #95449 was wondering if you could tell me how old it is ?

Help finding a supplier of parts for compressor Ingersoll Rand ? 
good day, need to know if you could help me to contact a supplier of parts for compressor Ingersoll Rand ?, to repair a compressor unit, (presumably) …

Ingersol Rand upright 5 HP motor buzzes 
When the compressor goes to start, motor busses and then blows breaker. If you take belt off motor runs fine. There is no pressure in the tank or on unloader …

Model 562831138 will not cut off a cut out pressure 
MY COMPRESSOR WILL NOT CUTOFF AT PSI DEOS IT HAVE SOMETING TO ADJUST THE PRESSURE. THE MODEL IS 562831138 RPM 3450 SPL 56283138 SPL RPM 3450

Ingersoll Rand XP375 Shutting off after opening ball valve.  
Im working on a Ingersoll Rand XP375 skid mount. The machine has a small in-line 4 Cummins, think its a b39, not so sure. The problem Is that once …

Oil in compressor tank drain water 
When I drain the air tank, red milky water comes out. Smells like oil or coolant is mixing with the air. What else can be done or checked? ______________ …

Why oil went black in P185-W-JD compressor 
Oil in P 185_W-JD went black all why

IR air compressor runs nearly non stop and dryer dumps air ... 
Hi Bill, We are in the seed business and use compressed air to: 1. Operate two scales using 2 CFM at 80 PSI 2. Run blow guns (2) to clean out bins, …

IR type 30 head bolt torque is ... 
I am replacing the head gaskets & finger valves on an IR type 30, model 242. In looking for head bolt torque specs online I am coming up with conflicting …

Adjusting cut and and out on older IR air compressor 
I have an old Ingersoll Rand Compressor, 150 litres and 2 stage, it has the unloader valve that works fine, however, I want to up the cut out to 150psi, …

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Continuous reed valve failure on IR air compressor 
7.5 hp 2 stage this is the third time this year the reed valves have failed. i have replaced reed valves, plates and all gaskets. what is causing this. …

Is an Ingersoll Rand SSR-EP15 big enough 
I am looking to buy a compressor for my heavy truck repair shop, we will run a 1" and 3/4" impact guns. I am looking at an IR INGERSOLL RAND SSR-EP15 …

Need to replace missing motor on IR 253D5 
I have a mod; IR 253D5 sn:30T 282800 that is missing it's motor. I think it was originally 3phase but want to replace it with a single phase. What specs …

Is there a pump replacement for an Ingersol Rand 5E6VA ... 
I bought this back in 1987 and it has worked fine. Only replaced the pressure switch for regulation. Now it will not build up past 80lbs and oil was slightly …

220v ingersoll rand 10hp burning my contactor - is low voltage the problem? 
I have a 220v ingersoll rand 10hp that keeps burning my contactor I just noticed that my power going into the compressor is 208v power would that have …

ingersoll rand ssr-hpe-150-2s compressor - coolant leaks from compressor breather ? 
Continueous leaks from ingersoll rand compressor ssr-hpe-150-2s breather why ?

AIR ESCAPING FROM PRESSURE SWITCH 
INGERSOL RAND COMPRESSOR WITH PRESSURE SWITCH 1R 56288772-02 IS THEIR A NEEDLE VALVE INSIDE THE PRESSURE SWITCH? WHEN I SHUT OFF THE BREAKER I …

IR compressor regulator recharging to a lower level 
Hi all, new to pneumatic tools / compressor. Have an IR garage mate, 2hp, 20 Gallon compressor and have my regulator set at 90 psi (per the tool I'm …

Ingersoll Rand air compressor will not restart 
Ingersoll Rand 7.5 220 single phase I replaced the pressure switch does the same thing. _______________________ Bill says... Tony, turn off the …

Ingersoll Rand rotary screw compressor has oil in air 
Hi I have an ingersoll rand P380 compressor, it is putting oil into the air? Do you know how we can fix this problem? Thanks William my email …

Wires coming out of the housing on Ingersoll Rand compressor 
i was given an ingersoll-rand air compressor,there are 2 wires poking out of the housing,to start the compressor you have to give the fan a quick 'flick' …

IR 160 compressor tripped and code 001 Tr 
we have IR 160 compressor . when we start the compressor ,it has tripped and 001 Tr trip code generate. we don't understand the reason . please help us …

Help getting parts for an Ingersoll Rand T20580V-1 
I bought an Ingersol Rand T20580V-1 air compressor a while back to clean and tune up for my home garage. While unloading the beast it fell and cracked …

Ingersoll rand 900 keeps blowing fuses 
It continues to blow fuses it doesn't even make it to try and start it just blows as soon as I put new ones in. It is a Ingersoll rand 900 I never …

IR SSR EP50 pressure while unloading 
Hi Bill, I have an IR SSR EP50. The compressor pumps up to 125 PSI, but as it unloads, it immediately loses about 20 psi and drops to around 105. It …

SSR - XF125/50 stepper limit Alarm is not clearing 
Re:INGERSOLLRAND SSR-FX125/50 The stepper limit Alarm is not clearing on the SG Intellissy controller. The Controller, Stepper Motor, Stepper limit …

Ingersoll Rand Model SS4 will not shut off while running, 
Our shop air compressor, An Ingersoll Rand Model SS4 we got from Tractor Supply in 2013 would not stop running when it hit 125 psi but continued to run …

Info on Ingersoll Rand Model PF1100 please 
INGERSOLL RAND COMPRESSOR MODEL: PF1100 CANNOT FIND ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COMPRESSOR IN AUSTRALIA; How old is it? Specifications? How do you …

2 stage Ingersoll Rand compressor leaking air 
My compressor will build up to 130 PSI or the top setting and then all the air that has built up drains from the tank at the air filter inlet. What is …

IR X5 melting nylon tubing? 
Can the compressed air in the compressor separator on a IR 1999 XP 185get hot enough to melt the nylon tubing that runs to it? We recently had an issue …

Ingersoll Rand air compressor 7.5 HP 2 stage has starter issue ... 
as long as you press and hold in the button in center of mag starter circuit (not the reset ) compressor runs fine until you release button. Replaced mag …

Ingersoll Rand compressor motor will not trip to fill tank model SS5N5 
I have an Ingersoll-Rand SS5N5 80gal that fills up to limit at the start of the day but many times wont start up to refill the pressure (drops from 125psi …

Air filter for XE7 IR compressor 
The Part No. for this model is: 97181531 and appears to be approx. 3cm square, grey/black sponge-like filter. Due to the age of the compressor (early …

Control system for IR model SSR-EP rotary screw compressor 
we had an issue with the inlet control system the butterfly valve would not close we replaced the starter control board,stepper motor and the limit switch …

IR 2340 wire size for power to compressor 
I have an ingersol rand 2340 compressor. I have never started it and need to know the wire size and breaker size reqired. Motor is 5 hp 230V 60H. Thank …

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Ingersoll Rand air compressor screeching... 
I am looking for info on a INgersol rand IR5E6VA compressor serail number DC91069_16604-0129, I have a chance to buy it for 125 bucks..... it has …

Determining the value of an Ingersol Rand T30 air compressor ... 
I have a Type 30 Model 253D5 that has sat unused for years. It appears to be in average condition and I'm wondering what it's worth. Any help determining …

PRV between cylinders on Ingersol Rand air compressor is letting go ... 
I have an older IR model 30T 5HP compressor which has worked great for years. Yesterday, when filling the tank and the pressure in the tank reached 50 …

Ingersoll Rand air compressor does not build enough air... 
hi. i have got an ingersoll rand compressor fitted with model number 234 , serial number 252783 electric motor. its single phase 240v. my problem is when …

Ingersoll Rand air compressor doesn't build enough air pressure to break nuts loose 
i was wondering if you could adjust the pressure on a t30 gas powered comp ________________ Jimmy, what does the air gauge say? What pressure are you …

Ingersoll Rand T30 compressor motor issues... 
Ingersoll Rand - Rand Type - 30 Reciprocating Air Compressor - 5 hp 230 Volt single Phase, 3450 rpm motor what size pulley do i need on the motor

Clear trouble code of an Ingersoll Rand air compressor 
after servicing compressor it would have a trouble code that will show up and say service, is there a reset that you have to do to the computor to clear …

Ingersoll Rand compressor will only build 70 PSI 
2 yr old IR ss5ls 60 gal tank 230v. compressor will only build 70 lbs pressure.pump runs and runs, gets hot and sized up. let it cool and runs again but …

IR air compressor was on its side... 
My compressor is slow to build pressure and when it does get close to the shutoff pressure it starts slowing down to the point of stopping. Then I can't …

Difference between rated and actual PSI on PL1IU 
I just purchased a Ingersoll Rand PL1IU-A9 compressor that is rated to 135 psi. I prepped it and fired it up. The unit pressurized to 60 psi and cut …

Ingersoll Rand compressor not producing air 
ingersollrand p 130 w engine working but compressor not producing air engine reving stronger now any ideas _________________ Bill says... Tony. …

Drive belt jumps off a 2475 Ingersoll Rand compressor 
Hi Bill, This just happened for the first time today. It took a long while to get into the belt housing cowl, release the tension from the motor mounts …

New Ingersoll Rand compressor won't build air pressure 
brand new ir compressure and will not build any pressure they sent me 23191877 valve&gasket kit but no directions or specs for torque(spelling?)looked …

Ingersoll Rand air compressor very hot 
i have two stage compressor make ingersoll-rand high pressuer is 50 c temeparatura were as low pressure is 100c temeparature how to stop lp temeparatuer …

How many amps does an IR compressor pull 
I want to know if I can wire this compressor up using a 40A DP breaker and 10 or 8 AWG wire. It's going to be in a garage, so it's safe to say it's never …

IR model 175 has overheated oil 
Thermostat housing will reach 250 degrees, we have changed the thermostat the oil showing on the site glass when the mach. is running. _______________ …

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