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. It will run 5-10 minutes and will shut off again and you can do it over and over and it will restart everytime with 1 pull.


There is plenty of oil in crankcase. I use ethynol treatment in fuel.

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Sep 20, 2014
shut off
by: Doug in s.d.ca

So, you think it's normal from start-up, and it cycles how many times from startup to first shutdown?

How long have you waited between shutdown and re-start?

Is it shutting down on demand from idle, or while it's already compressing? or?

What I'm asking is, is there any pattern at all?

Sep 20, 2014
shutdown
by: Bob

It reaches full pressure and idles down like normal. It runs completely normal except for the fact that it shuts down after 5-10 minutes without any warning, no spitting or sputtering, just shuts off, like somebody turned the switch off. Pull the cord 1 time and it starts back up like nothing was ever wrong. Runs another 5-10 minutes and shuts off again, and so on.

Sep 20, 2014
shutoff
by: Bob

It reaches full pressure and idles down like normal. It runs completely normal except it will shut off after 5-10 minutes. Is it possible something needs cleaning (breather looks ok), I don't know just grasping at straws.

Sep 19, 2014
shutdown
by: Doug in s.d.ca

That's a bit sketchy, but my guess is you have an idle adjustment problem.

These thing normally start at full power, then after they reach cutoff go to idle until the pressure drops.

Let us know if your situation differs.

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