How to adjust pressure setting of a Kobalt K7060HFV

by stratton whitaker
(st louis, mo, usa)

I have a Kobalt K7060HFV air compressor. Works great, but the pressure is set at 80psi. How can I adjust the pressure up to 110psi?


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Bill says....

Hello Stratton.

You say the pressure is set at 80 PSI, can you tell me if that pressure setting is the compressor cut out pressure level, or is it the pressure that's going to your tool through the regulator.

To adjust the compressor system pressure requires re-setting the pressure switch, and I don't recommend that.

If it's adjusting the downstream pressure to your tool, that's done with the air regulator.

Visit the site map page and click the links to the pages that define the Pressure Switch and Regulator for more info on what these are and what they do.

Cheers,

Bill

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Change pressure switch

by Peggy
(Bishop, GA, USA)

how to change pressure switch

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Bill says...
Hi Peggy... it would be helpful to know what the status of the existing pressure switch was? Is it still on the compressor?

You see, I don't have your compressor. To change the pressure switch for mine, I would acquire the new one, then log the steps to remove the old, and install the new in reverse order.

I would make sure that the air tank was emptied and the power plug pulled before starting, of course.

If you look under the lid of the pressure switch, there is normally a wiring schematic. I simply use a piece of tape and a marker to label each wire before I remove it to be sure that I put it back in the same place on the new switch. I also use digital photos to help me remember.

I sure hope this helps.

Bill

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kobalt 60 gal air compressor

by jesse
(owatonna mn. usa)

i just buy a kobalt 60 gal. i have power to the motor but dosnt turn on any advise?

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Bill says...

Hi Jesse.

If you have power to them motor, then the pressure switch has tripped, and your tank pressure must be below cut in pressure.

Is the power supply the right voltage? A 60 gallon tank compressor might be a 5 HP, and if so, it needs 220 VAC.

If it's the right voltage, and the power is getting to the motor, and nothing is happening, then I'd look to the start capacitor next, though, if it weren't working, your air compressor might blow a fuse or pop a breaker when trying to start.

Cheers,

Bill



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question about air intake filters

can the air intake filters on a kobalt 80 gallon air compressor be changed to a more common size.

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Bill says...

While Kobalt may question my advice, as far as I'm concerned, any filter, as long as it does not restrict the intake air flow, will suit.

If you are referring to plumbing a new filter, simply ensure that you maintain the thread size, or upsize a bit using a bushing to ensure adequate air intake flow.

The filter is to keep out bricks and mortar. :-) They aren't too fine, so you could even cobble a replacement from a furnace filter media if you were in a pinch.

I would not operate the Kobalt, or any, air compressor without an air intake filter though. It would be just your luck that a "brick" would get ingested and cause issues inside the pump.

Cheers,

Bill

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