there is a small hole next to the drain plug on my craftsman 30 gal tank....

by charles brown
(michigan)

there is a small hole next to the drain plug on my craftsman 30 gal tank, when i turn it on air comes out the small hole and air will not build up in the tank


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Bill says...

Charles, what kind of hole?

Is it a hole in the wall of the tank, perhaps caused by rust through? Is it a threaded hole into which something should have been threaded?

If, by chance, the small hole you refer to is an opening in a valve beside the pressure switch, then the CHECK VALVE could be the cause of that leaking.

Perhaps you could start a new thread and upload a couple of photos of the hole so that we can have a look?

Cheers,

Bill

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4HP Craftsman air compressor - change the Motor

by paul Kothe
(Brick, N.J. USA)

I would like to change the Motor from 230V to 120V. The motor is a century AC motor # 8-158629-03. It does not allow me to just switch the wiring. What would be the replacement motor for this unit...
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Bill says...

Paul, unless it's been built to have dual power, dropping the voltage of the air compressor motor to 110 from 220 may have some issues with the compressor's function.

I'm not an electrician and as such, am not in the position of providing wiring advice.

I've posted this so that a visitor can offer advice if they have it for you.

Good luck.

Bill

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Compressor that won't start

by Scott Moody
(St. Petersburg, FL)

I emptied the tank and it still won't atart and trips the breaker.
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Hi Scott... I don't know to which original post this one applies.

Could you please go back to the original post (you would have received a confirming email) and add this to the COMMENT section at the bottom of that post, so I can follow the thread?

Cheers,

Bill

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