Bambi BB50D - Hot Motor Casing

by Jonathan Astley
(England)

Bill hi,


I have been given a Bambi BB50D compressor which was faulty (the motors never switched off as it didn't reach the required pressure).

I have replaced the gaskets in one motor and after firing up it runs perfectly and when it gets to 120 it cuts out.

My question though is that the motor I have changed the gaskets in is cool to the touch but the other motor case is really hot.

Could this also be a blown gasket or something else? Any advise or tips on where to look would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Jonathan

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Nov 07, 2015
Could this also be a blown gasket
by: Bill

The motor is working harder or longer than the one you fixed, so yes, that would indicate a problem.

Is the problem located in the pump? Likely. Gaskets are a wear item and if they failed on one pump, it's logical that they will fail in the other.

Opening up the pump is probably necessary.

If you find all is good, I'd change the gaskets anyway, and then look to the motor caps.

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