Brand new Husky Air Compressor reads 15 psi low on gauge
I have a 26 gallon compressor with a max 150 psi. The manual says it cuts on at 120 and off at 150. However, the actual gauge reading is showing about 105 on and 135 off (15 lower on both ends).
I live at 6000 ft. but I have had other compressors that show 150 on the gauge when max is 150. Is altitude a factor in regulator switch cutoff or gauge readings?
Altitude is a factor in defining SCFM, as it is related to altitude as part of the definition.
It's just a guess, but I wonder if your gauge is reading PSIA as opposed to PSIG. In PSIG your gauge automatically compensates for atmosphere (14.7 PSI) while a PSIA gauge reads actual PSI?
Husky hs7810 - Oil in crank case
Oil in crank case getting pressured up
Is there not a fill tube for the oil sump, and doesn't have a vent in the cap? Check that to see that air in the sump can both escape and enter as needed.
You may have a piston ring issue.
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Husky 26 Gallon won't restart
by Blaine Meyer
Recently my 26 gallon Husky vertilcal compressor has developed a problem. It runs fine and builds pressure to the correct psi, about 135psi, then shuts off as it should.
After using an air tool, say an grinder, the pressure drops, the compressor starts up and re-fills the tank.
After a couple of re-fills, 2 to 3, the compressor won't restart and refill the tank. The motor will come on for a second or two and it sound like the compressor wants to start but it doesn't and this continues about every 10 secods.
I just replaced the pressure switch with a brand new one and I checked and cleaned the check value which looked ok.
The compressor has had no problems up until this recent issue. Any ideas ?
Sure. A couple. Next time it won't start for you, do this.
Pull the plug, open the drain, and drop the pressure to zero PSI.
Close the tank drain, plug it in and turn it on, if yours offers that option. What happens?
If it starts, and runs up to cut out pressure, listen for the unloader valve to work. If it does, then unplug it, empty the tank again, and start it again. Does it fill to cut out pressure? Does the unloader valve work?
Give me a heads up as a comment on this thread if the above does or doesn't do anything for the problem, K?
26 gallon Husky compressor won't start when the motor is warm
I bought a new Husky 26 gallon upright air compressor from Home Depot. It starts and runs fine, if I start it when the motor is cold. But once it stopped, either when it reaches the setting psi or when I turns it off manually, it won't start again. I have to wait for 7 or 8 minutes until the motor is cold, then it will start again. Actually, the motor tries to start for a few seconds and failed right away. I touch the heat sink area and it wasn't hot at all, just a little bit warm. If I don't let the motor stop, then it will run continuously without any issues.
Any ideas, why and how to fix this warm start problem? Thank you for your help.