Bambi 75/150 compressor clicks when not running?

by Theo
(CHarlotte)

Bambi 75/150 air compressor (Photo: www.ebay.co.uk)

Bambi 75/150 air compressor (Photo: www.ebay.co.uk)

I replaced the capacitator, unit runs and build pressure but clicks and shakes when unit not running. Is is a bambi 75/150 low noise oil unit

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Hey Theo...

I'm not entirely sure what the problem is that you are describing. Are you saying that when the compressor shuts itself off at high pressure cut out, after it is off, then it clicks and shakes?

If so, is this movement occurring when the Bambi 75/150 air compressor is trying to start?

Could you maybe give me some more information as a comment here?

Cheers,

Bill

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Oct 27, 2012
Bambi 75/150
by: Theo

The unit power on an build pressure to 120 psi. When there is a clicking sound and the unit motor section shakes. This continues every 10/15 seconds.

Otherwise the unit seems to be working. I thought it may be the start relay. I have not been able to find the same relay to replace it.
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OK, the compressor gets to 120 PSI and starts to shake. Is 120 PSI the normal cut out pressure for this compressor, or does it normally get to a higher pressure before cutting out?

You might try this, too. Empty air from the tank below the normal cut in, with the compressor off. Remove the cover from the pressure switch, being really careful as live wires will be exposed.

Turn the air compressor on, and let it run up to the 120 PSI where you say the compressor is clicking and the motor shakes. Watch inside the pressure switch as the pressure is getting to the 120 PSI area. Are you seeing anything happening inside the switch when the clicking and shaking starts?

What I surmise is that the pressure switch points are failing, and as the pressure gets to the 120 PSI level, instead of a clean separation of the points, you are getting point chatter, and that chattering is making the motor start and stop rapidly. If that is happening, it isn't good for the motor, and it suggests that you need a new pressure switch.

B.

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Bambi BUDGET RANGE BB50D COMPRESSOR

by ROBERT BRIGGS
(lANCASHIRE, ENGLAND)

compressor will not build up air the unit just keeps clicking every few minutues

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Robert, first off, your air compressor has a 50% duty cycle, meaning that you should let it run for a maximum of 15 minutes, and then shut it off for at least that long to allow it to cool.

Assuming that nothing else has changed on your Bambi air compressor, and the compressor will not start and all you hear is the clicking, that is symptomatic of a start capacitor or electrical issue.

See the Electrical section on the site map page for links to how to check your capacitor to start with. If that doesn't pan out, post a comment here and we'll press on.

Cheers,

Bill



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Bambi compressor gets quite hot

by Walter
(Ayrshire)

The green compression part of the unit gets very hot (above hand hot) when it is running. Is this normal? Compressor is only 2 months old and has only been used for a short time. Oil is genuine Bambi oil that came with the device and is at the correct level. Air temp in lab is 22deg C. It is upright and not enclosed. Moisture has been decanted out.
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Reciprocating air compressor pumps often get "too hot to touch" when running, and particularly, when running for a long period of time as when compressed air demand is equal to or even higher than the air compressor can deliver.

If a compressor pump is getting hotter than usual and the run time is not increasing, that's indicative of a mechanical or electrical problem.

In your Bambi air compressor scenario, if only two months old, and not running excessively (as in longer than it's duty cycle) then I would surmise that the pump head temperature is probably normal.

Cheers,

Bill

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My Bambi 75/150 compressor has stopped working.

by Mike
(Hartlepool-Cleveland-UK)

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My Bambi 75/150 compressor has stopped working.
Can anyone help me?

When I start my compressor it builds up the pressure and then cuts out as normal, but when I start to use it the pressure fails, for example when I use my small blow gun it’s all right when first pull the trigger seconds later the pressure fails and the air stops.

I used the compressor 2/3 days ago to spray my garden fence on and off for about an hour or so, then this problem started, the compressor did get hot so I turned it off let it cool down went to use it again and the problem still there, is my bambi compressor broke / damaged . Or can it be fixed

Regards Mike
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Hi Mike... when your air compressor is nice and cool, empty the tank and start it. Assuming it ramps up to cut out as you say it will, monitor the unloader valve to be sure that it dumps the air over the piston when the compressor stops.

If the unloader isn't working, then trapped air may overload the motor to the point that it cannot start.

Did this help? Post a comment here as a response, please.

Cheers,

Bill

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Feb 24, 2015
Bambi 75/80
by: Robin

Good morning I have a Bambi 75/80 which showed a low oil level but was building up pressure and working fine. I topped the oil up to the maximum.

I have now tried to use the compressor and it will not run.

It sounds like it runs and then there is a click from the capacitor enclosure and it stops and then after a short time clicks again.

The compressor does not build pressure now.

Is there a cut-out if I should have overfilled with oil. I can see the level and it matches with the max line as far as I can tell. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Apr 22, 2014
Bambi Capacitor
by: Philip

Mike,
I have the same compressor 75/150 can you tell me the value of the capacitor Mfd and voltage mine is completely unreadable. I know its Bambi part B1002 or BPB 1002B. All the spares suppliers want to charge me £30+ when I know you can normally buy these for a few pounds on the net. Any help would be welcome.
Thanks
Philip

Jun 05, 2013
My Bambi 75/150 is now working
by: Mike

Hi Bill, thanks for getting back to me so quickly,
I don't know what the under loader looks like, I started my compressor two mornings running and it seems to be working ok now, it must have got too hot and closed down, thanks very much for your help doing what you said as done the trick.
Thanks again.
Kind regards Mike.
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You are welcome.

You can, of course, see the unloader valve pages on this site to better understand what it is and what it does.

Good luck with it.

B.

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