Bel Air engine shuts down when unloader engaged.

by Chris
(Goldsboro, NC)

I have a Kholer 14 HP 429 cc engine model number CH440 Spec number CH440-3031 on a Bel Air compressor and tank. Model number 3G3HKL. I put the unloader valve in the up position so that I can crank the engine. The engine starts and runs great until I flip the unloader valve down. This kills the engine. Please help!!

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Nov 12, 2016
Hopeful fix!
by: Chris

I have ordered idling cable valve (the part was acctually called the "bullwhip"). Waiting for it arrive. When I install it I'll give an update.

Nov 11, 2016
Same Problem
by: Brendon

Im having the same problem with a Hitachi gas compressor. My machine has a Honda motor and if its idling then the pressure gets low enough for it to kick on it just stalls.. If i adjust the idol screw up it helps but it is not the solution to the problem

Nov 10, 2016
Bel Air engine shuts down when unloader engaged
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Sounds like your idle control is broken/dirty/disconnected.

Does the manual indicate you should use the unloader when starting? I'd expect not.

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