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Campbell Hausfeld air compressors seem to be a popular choice for the DIY and home workshop crowd as they source and purchase a home-type air compressor, and it quite probably is based on the Campbell Hausfeld very competitive price range.

The Campbell Hausfeld air compressor is available from department stores, big box stores, on line vendors, pretty much anywhere you can purchase an air compressor in North America. Their compressors are augmented by their broad range of air tools and other air accessories, as well.

Campbell Hausfeld air compressor

My last review of this line finds that Campbell Hausfeld air compressors range from fractional HP up to about 3.5 HP, with tanks ranging up to 60 gallons in size in both horizontal or vertical orientations.

They do offer limited commercial versions of their air compressors too, but their main focus seems to be the small DIY market and the small garage or repair shop compressor needs.

You can, and certainly should, attempt to contact Campbell Hausfeld directly with any issues relating to their air compressors.

Campbell Hausfeld
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Harrison, OH 45030
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Leaks air - replace regulator? 
Air bleeding out the little hole on the side of the regulator right below the blow off valve.should I replace the regulator?

TX 2101 10 hp -- short cycle-pressure drops fast 
Hi Bill ... i placed an earlier question, to follow up with more detail which you answered (thanks). Now i have detail info. I have a cleaner with …

Compressor quit running 
I have a 24 gallon 150 psi 1.7 horsepower running air compressor. It was working fine until a couple of days ago. Air pressure bled down and now it won't …

Nothing happens when I turn on FP2049 
Nothing happens when I turn it on. I have power to the compressor, the tank is empty but absolutely nothing happens when I turn it on. I use it very seldom, …

C & H oil-less compressor will not restart until it cools down. 
I have a 5hp,120 colt,26gal. Oil-less air compressor it runs fine on the first cycle builds up full compression but after i deployed all the air out of …

WL650800AJ over heats before reaching 100 psi 
I have a model # WL650800AJ, 5 HP Iron Force Series compressor. It is overheating before it reaches 100 psi. It will get to about 80 psi then turn off. …

HL540200 not firing nails consistently. 
Fairly new air compressor model HL540200, 4 gal. Not firing nails consistently. It will fire 2 or 3 nails and then stops, once it sits for about a …

Campbell hausfeld HL410100 only gets to 40lbs. 
Campbell Hausfeld HL410100, building pressure to only 40lbs. And bypassing air thru t-fitting with easy start, thru tee fitting from unloader valve. …

Campbell hausfeld hu502000 will not build pressure 
Compressor will not build pressure. Air seems to be leaking under the pressure switch by the unloader valve. I have replace the gaskets, unloader valve, …

Campbell Hausfeld 4hp compressor runs about 2 seconds before tripping breaker 
Ive had this compressor for 16 years. It has been a good compressor, but about a year ago it quit working. I have a large compressor in my shop that I …

Beginning to take a long time to build up pressure 
Seems to run much longer to get enough pressure to do anything. Only goes to 80 lbs. Used to hit 100 fairly easy. Can the rings be replaced.

Campbell Hausfeld wl650102aj delay starts 
It builds pressure on time,and then it seems to shut off and i have to wait for a period of time and its restarts. Is there a internal circuit breaker …

C/H compressor just keeps running. 
Hi Bill Looked threw your site and didn't see my problem anywhere. I have a 200 psi C/H portable asme I purchased new at Lowes in January 2013. I've …

Will not hold air pressure for very long 
Will load to max pressure but slowly leaks. I have soaped all fittings but unable to locate the leak.

Replace belt on model wl660001aj 
the compressor broke a belt, the motor/ pump turn freely, its not froze up, but nobody can tell me how to replace the belt, not even the place who sold …

Accessory kit & instructions for CH 
First time to use 3 gal CH compressor. Full instructions on operating compressor, but nothing on how to connect and use accessory tools. Are there instructions …

HL410100 powers out 
I have a Campbell Hausfeld model HL410100. Had it for a couple of years. Never really used steady. The other day it started to run and just didn't sound …

slightly used hj300101 does not come up to 150psi 
hj300101 slightly used compressor does not come up to 150psi, stopped frequently, waiting reset times, and ultimately stopped and not working at all. …

HL5401 hose heats up at compressor connection 
My Model HL5401 heats up at the hose connection quickly (even after running a couple of minutes). It recently melted a hole in my coiled hose causing it …

Does campbell hausfeld powerpal need oil 
my ch powerpal is acting up. serial number-03199oh-022027.. it is slow to build pressure in regulator. this snag just started after a long lay off, …

Upgrade compressor for more CFM? 
I was given a model 4b234d with a burnt compressor. The motor and compressor are both 2hp. Could I go to a 3 hp compressor so I could get more CFM …

Motor trips and has to be reset or restarted manually  
Red button on motor pops out after desired pressure is obtained but will not restart after pressure drops below the set pressure. Has to be reset manually. …

Campbell Hausfeld VT6122 Not starting, no noise.. 
- 220 v measured at the motor - My multi-meter doesn't measure capacitance - so don't know about Start Capacitor old Campbell Hausfeld mod: VT6122 …

Campbell Hausfeld compressor has gas leak 
I have a Campbell Hausfeld air compressor with a Honda motor on it. Portable unit. tire in front, handles on back. The thing leaks gas! Always empty …

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Campbell Hausfeld takes a long time to reach pressure 
I have an inexpensive CH compressor that runs good but takes a long time to build pressure as it seems to be leaking out of unloading valve while the compressor …

VT622501AJ compressor will not start 
I have a Model VT622501AJ compressor that has worked fine for many years. I went to use it the other day but it will not start. I cannot hear any noise …

my 2gl ch hot dog air compressor will not build pressure? 
my 2gl ch hot dog air compressor will not build pressure? could the pressure valve be bad?

CH runs to 30 psi and shuts down  
CH runs to 30 psi shutdown. Have CH 5 hp 20 gallon just wondering should cylinder and copper tubing to tank get so hot that you can put a little water …

Campbell/Hausfeld WL660001AJ won't work 
I have a C/H 22 gallon portable .WL660001AJ I bought it new in 2000. I use it for the household chores as well as in the garage. It has worked beautifully …

VT5587 05AJ has air escaping 
Rapid air escape from top of cast motor on CH compressor VT5587 05AJ. I assume that it is a head gasket. Where do I start and what should I look out for? …

How to install a new belt on a VT640801 Compressor  
How to install a new belt on a Campbell Hausfeld VT640801 Portable Air Compressor

Doesn't build consistent pressure  
Compressor cuts off before building enough pressure..

HL 410100 drain valve continuously open 
my compressor's drain valve is tightly closed and air is still coming out when compressor is running Model HL 410100

Low pressure 
WJ6004006AJ, want to increase air pressure 10-15lb's (at 90)is there an adjustment on the switch?

Campbell Hausfeld has sparks in breaker when trying to reset 
I have an 80 gallon, 7.5hp, pro. series Campbell Hausfeld air compressor that is 19yrs old. It quit today and when I tried to reset the breaker it sparked …

Campbell Hausfeld WL650102AJ has low psi 
model WL650102AJ Serial L10/2/03 00141 I get about 20 psi at all times.

Campbell Hausfeld will only build to 25 psi..... 
I have a Campbell Hausfeld Model WL604000AJ purchased about 20 years ago. It is on a dedicated 20 amp circuit. This compressor is installed in my shop …

VT623301AJ tripping breaker with tank pressure increase 
I have a Campbell Hausfeld compressor model VT623301AJ with a VT470200KB pump that hadn’t been used in a few years. I fired it up and it has been having …

Is there a thermal switch on hj300100 
compressor runs a little bit then shuts off

C/H shuts off at 50 psi and won't restart 
I have a C/H model WL651600AJ. It builds pressure to 50 psi and shuts off. Bleeding off air doesn't make it restart either. I've replaced the pressure …

New pressure switch and check valve but Campbell Hausfeld WL604003 still bleeds air 
Unloader valve bleeds all the time and the exhaust tube gets really hot I have a Campbell Hausfeld WL604003. I have been following your troubleshooting …

No pressure buildup on new Campbell Hausfeld compressor 
The compressor is brand new and appears to pump ok but will not generate any pressure. Could they have forgotten to install a Check Valve on this unit? …

mt700100aj hums but won't start 
HI,I have a Campbell/ hausfeld air compressor. it is a 7 gallon (I think) it has a 1 1/2 hp oil less motor. the model or the compressor is mt700100aj …

Start capacitor for a mt360000aj compressor  
Compressor hums but won't start. I have a older model mt360000aj compressor pump that needs a start capacitor.

VT6122 will not build pressure 
Compressor is model VT6122 which is discontinued; most parts no longer available. Disconnecting the discharge line there is good discharge. I …

Campbell hausfeld 64ooooaj 13 gallon Plug in compressor - nothing happens 
Campbell Hausfeld 64ooooaj 13 gallon Plug in compressor - nothing happens I just got this used compressor but motor seems to not be running. I by passed …

campbell hausfeldd model 604006aj pops breaker on restart 
Compressor pumps upperly. to 125 lbs, after the pressure drops to 95 where it should come back on the motor hums and kicks breaker. If you bleed air all …

Campbell Hausfeld compressor won't shut off 
My air compressor has started having trouble shutting off, once it starts refilling. Sometimes it will, but sometimes I have to manually shut it off after …

HJ300200 shuts down, pops breaker, trips out 
air compresser kicks breaker when shut off on automatics

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campbell hausfeld shutting down generator 
campbell hausfeld 4 gallon 3 HP peak WL506203AJ, Pump WL372001AJ, Serial L12/4/01 I'm having a problem with the compressor blowing fuses along with …

No restart once air used  
i have a small oilless 120 volt and it starts fine initially And reaches 100psi just fine and shuts off. But once it tries to restart the motor will not …

Model FP209402 oiless compressor no pressure 
Hello! CH Model #209402 oilless compressor no pressure builds up, I removed the cover and manually turn the piston assembly. I hear a quacking type …

VT627505 shuts off and bleeds the air out 
Compressor run up to 90-100 then shuts off and the unloaded valve opens and bleeds the air out, Compressor turns back on runs up pressure and it shut …

Have to unplug compressor to turn it off. 
The only way I can get my compressor to stop is to unplug it.

Compressor won't repressurize at requested setting 
Won't repressurize at requested amount, gets too low before refilling. So I'm trying to drive three inch nails into new wood. The nails aren't getting …

campbell hausfeld hj300100 runs great but wont shut off 
i have a Campbell Hausfeld HJ300100 air compressor that runs great and seems to be filling the tank with air but its not showing on the gauge and it just …

pump on 60 gallon tank stumbles 
It will run fine up to a point, then it will stall, squeal the belt, then pick up again. This occurs as max pressure approached.

Campbell Hausfeld 6.5 HP 60 Gallon stalls out and motor will click on and off 
I have a 6.5 HP Campbell Hausfeld 60 Gallon single stage compressor. It builds pressure to 80PSI then starts to stall out. The motor will click on and …

My 5hp Campbell Hausfeld will not automatically restart. I 
I have to unplug the power source, wait a few minutes and replug it. It then restarts. Help Don Prieto

What is normal Tank fill time for a 5 HP 30 gallon tank 
Hi all. I received a 5 peak HP (scam) 30 gallon Campbell Hausfeld Compressor from my brother in law. He said that the reed valves need changing. Before …

valve - gasket plate orientation on a 5 HP Campbell Hausfeld 
I am rebuilding my air compressor it is a 5hp campbell hausfeld 26 gal oil less. the head gasket has a raised side does this raised side go up or down? …

Runs to 75 psi then shuts off compressor breaker 
Compressor starts fine then kicks the compressor breaker off when it gets to 75 psi and have to wait 2 min to hit the red button to start it up again I …

FP200000AJ compressor kicks in but stops before its full again  
after i use my nail gun, the compressor kicks in but stops before its full again and the reset button has to be reset only after it cools for a minute …

Model # HL700201 Campbell Hausfeld is overheating  
After running for awhile electric motor get hot shuts down and I have to wait an extended period of time befor normal operation. What could be the problem? …

CH 03002000 compressor won't build pressure properly 
Bill, I have a campetll Hausfield 200PSI compressor it is a 3002 model. I have had it for about three years. It recently started running longer than …

VT631505AJ compressor knocking loudly after pressure builds 
Husky pro , Campbell Hausfeld model VT631505AJ (AGM05 When the compressor first starts without any pressure it runs normal(fairly quiet), as it builds …

Campbell Hausfeld HL421000 will not start  
Campbell Hausfeld HL421000 (2006) Oil-Lubricated Compressor won't start. I flip the switch and nothing happens. Does it have a reset switch?

CH Model HJ300200 quits running before reaching 150psi 
I have a Campbell Hausfeld 20 gal upright oilless air compressor, model HJ300200. 120V that is a 200 psi compressor. Compressor starts up fine and …

Can't get air pressure from compressor for more then two to three seconds 
I have a 20 gallon upright oiless compressor that will build up pressure to about 110 pounds but when I use the compressor to inflate a tire it only pumps …

Campbell Hausfield Air Compressor won't shut off 
Campbell Hausfield Air Compressor won't shut off. I used to turn the the regulator adjustment knob as it reached 100psi and then it would shut down ( …

5 hp 13 gal compressor won't start  
oil less 5 hp 13 gal air compressor won't start manual not helpful I checked power continuity good to capacitor ,which is cbb60 120uf = - 5% 250v run …

Brand new FP260000 won't start.  
Just bought a new FP260000 from an estate sale. Out of the box - nothing. Will not start. Checked power - 120v - Checked on/off switch (good). Any ideas? …

HJ300101 cuts out before reaching advertised 200 psi 
I have a 200 PSI HJ300101. When I first turn it on, pressure builds to 200psi and cuts off, as it should. When in use a tool and the pressure drops, …

Campbell Hausfeld regulator drops down in pressure while using finish nailer 
I have a campbell hausfeld 26 gallon cast iron pump air compressor. I bought it used everything works 100% except when I set my regulator to lets say …

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Campbell Hausfield gas wheel barrow shuts off after gets warm. 
Have 5hp Campbell Hausfield gas wheel barrow compressor that will run approx 5-10 minutes and will shut off but will restart immediately upon pulling cord. …

power pal runs very hot... 
I have a C H power pal and it runs very hot...so hot it softens my air brush hose to a point it pops...is it a oil cooled unit? I can't find any info on …

Campbell Hausfeld compressor won't shut off 
With Switch set on automatic no matter what pressure I have the regulator set on the Campbell Hausfeld air compressor never cuts off until I manually …

HL410100 not building pressure past 25 psi 
Hi Bill, I own a CH HL410100 1.3 HP 8 gallon air compressor. It won't go past 25 psi. Originally I thought it was a check valve but when I disconnect …

Campbell Hausfeld 3gal - no pressure 
Lots of noise, trying to build pressure but regulator doesn't go past 20-30 psi.

ex703800aj spits oil from vented oil cap  
Campbell hausfield model # ex703800aj. compressor has been sitting for 3 years. have not changed oil . When you turn it on (electric motor) it starts …

Campbell Hausfeld hl410100..no pressure in tank 
installed whole new pressure switch on hl410100..no pressure in tank motor runs well...air pressure out pop valve just outside head...good air pressure …

Cut off pressure is low 
my CH compressor should cut off the motor at 135psi, but has recently started to cut off at 75psi. Intermittently it will still compress all the way to …

campbell hausfield turns over a few times but stops 
2.5hp 21 gal campbell hausfield won't go past the starting winding unless the tank is empty and no pressure on it. In detached garage. Unit is brand …

Nothing happens with my 5hp 26 gallon upright air compressor. 
I have a 26 gallon upright air compressor. Don't know model number ( sorry ) when I plug it in nothing happens. Checked the fuse it's still good. …

Wiring of 5 hp Campbell Hausfeld compressor - blowing main panel 
Motor is a 5 hp century. Compressor is a 50 gallon 5 hp Campbell hausfeld. 220v 5hp 15 amp compressor on a 30 amp breaker blows main panel 100 amp breaker. …

Campbell Hausfeld 6.5 HP Air Compressor Motor connection 
My dad just gave me his old CH 6.5 HP (VT627000AJ) air compressor. For some reason he disconnected the motor from the pressure switch and dose not remember …

Campbell Hausfield 5 hp 120 volt plug in - nothing! 
our Campbell Hausfield 5 hp 120 volt 13 gal - air compressor was working a few days ago- now- won't start- when plugged in- no noise- looked at parts …

5hp CH Compressor pressure switch trips breaker 
I just replaced the pressure switch on my 5hp CH compressor as it would not shut off and when building pressure would open the pressure relief valve, …

Campbell Hausfeld compressor runs slowly then trips breaker 
I have a campbell hausfeld (6 hp 30 gallon) air compressor model wl611201aj that is about 14 years old. When I turn it on the motor runs slowly then …

Campbell Hausfeld air compressor overheating 
When running my compressor for an extended period of time. Say shooting paint or using air tools. After a period of time of running the compressor shuts …

Campbell Hausfeld compressor has shattered pistons 
This is an update to my original post. (Re-printed below) After taking apart the compressors, it was discovered BOTH had shattered pistons! The one which …

Brand new regulator leaks on Campbell Hausfeld air compressor 
Hi Bill, I have a 25 Gal. Campbell Hausfeld air compressor. My problem is when i put oil and water filter regulator in the output line via rubber

Campbell Hausfeld air compressor only hums 
This is a Campbell Hausfeld compressor model #HL551600, 120V Bought this is a little over 2 years ago for at home use, ran great until one day I tried …

Model VT619503AJ making odd noise when pressure building up 
My Campbell Hausfeld moldel#VT619503AJ 6HP 60Gal upright when running and building pressure sputters. Almost sounds like an internal air leak or air …

Help identify old yellow Campbell Hausfeld Air Compressor 
I bought an older Campbell Hausfeld Air Compressor and would like to find someone that possibly knows anything about it. It is a yellow portable compressor, …

Campbell Hausfeld air compressor just hums but will not start 
Oil is not the problem, it is fairly clean - less than 50 hours on it. Electricity is good at 30 amps and good contact. I may be wrong on the unloader …

How do I set the throttle unloader for Campbell Hausfeld compressor 
My unloader is not set correctly how do I adjust it so that it loads/unloads properly link to part here http://www.ereplacementparts.com/throttle-unloader-pi-450150.html …

VT623201 only gets to 95 pounds 
My VT623201 only gets to 95 pounds. I replaced the pressure switch assembly with a new style replacement assembly and the problem is still there. I cannot …

Campbell Hausfeld compressor leaking air even when not using 
I have a 3 gal campball hausefield compressor. When I get to the max psi and turn on regulator to use the air leaks out even when not using. _____________ …

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Campbell Hausfeld Trips breaker at 80 lbs 
I have a problem with my older 2hp compressor kicking the breaker at 80 lbs tank pressure?? I haven't started checking it out yet other than pluggin it …

Campbell Hausfeld air compressor won't reach cut out 
When I manually cut the pump off it holds the pressure and has no obvious leaks. _______________ Not an unusal problem and one that is covered fully …

Campbell Hausfeld 250psi compressor will stop filling at 70 psi. New compressor 120 volt portable 
I have a compressor that someone gave me, looks new. It is a Campbell Hausfeld 120 volt machine. The gauge goes up to 250PSI. It will only fill to 70PSI …

#650202RB won't automatically start after pressure drops  
My compressor will run but after it shuts off it will not automatically start, I have to reset it every single time. Once it shuts off it will not start, …

CH 30 gal wont restart after initial use 
Have CH 30gal 5hp pro extreme heavy duty , belt driven cast iron motor. The pump and tank build proper psi and properly shuts off. But if use use air or …

campbell hausfeld 5hp 20gallon stop running after a minute 
plug in power cord compressor started up but after a minute it quit and wouldn't start up again i had power but no motor running __________________ …

Campbell Hausfeld compressor has air leaking out of the oil cap 
I have an older Campbell hausfeld extreme duty. It builds air but it leaks air out of the oil cap? _________________ Typically this a caused by poor …

Campbell Hausfeld 12.5 HP unloader valve blows off all air 
I have a 12.5 HP 30gal tank Campbell Hausfeld gas compressor, it builds up to the 175 psi then blows off all the air until it gets down to the 125 cut …

Campbell Hausfeld air compressor too slow to build pressure 
50 second cycle to build 120 to 150 psi and low cfm. 7.5 hp 80 gal 2 stage pump ____________________ If the air compressor is taking longer to the fill …

I plug in my air compressor and it just hums 
10 gallon model HL421000. My son's. Takes oil, noticed it was very low so I added some CH oil to the resevoir. All it will do when plugged in is hum. …

Campbell Hausfeld compressor getting too hot 
I have a Campbell Hausfeld 80 gallon air compressor and the motor went bad. I replaced the motor with the same horsepower motor. About 8 months later …

Campbell Husfeld WL604006AJ runs but no pressure 
I have a Campbell Hausfeld WL604006AJ 4HP, 13 gal, 125 PSI max air compressor. I pulled the compressor over onto its side on my concrete garage floor …

Motor issue on Campbell Hausfeld air compressor  
Husky 60 gallon vertical 2012 purchase. 230v Campbell Hausfeld from Home Depot. It seems to work fine but lately the motor is changing rpms while running. …

Campbell Hausfeld compressor - motor runs then stops turning 
I have a campbell 60 gallon compressor dont remember model. Had for over year slightly used 20 or so hours. Only turn on when using it. Recently went …

Campbell Hausfeld air compressor only gets to 50 PSI 
i bough a compressor for 50 dollars its 3:5 20 gal. it runs but only gets to 50 psi is this normal? My cambell hausfeld 3:5 20 gallon compressor modelwl600702aj …

My Campbell Hausefield air compressor shuts off before reaching 
Campbell Hausfeld Compressor shuts off before reaching set pressure I have a upright Campbell Hausfeld compressor Direct drive. It shuts off at 50 PSI. …

Bought a CH compressor - am I ripped off 
I bought a campbell hausfeld wl611200aj - just bought it - am I ripped off The motor kicks on builds air to 60 psi quickly then keeps running but won't …

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