95386 Will not start?

by Stan
(Mesa, Az. USA)

Central Pneumatic model 95386

Central Pneumatic model 95386

Central Pneumatic model 95386
Central Pneumatic model 95386
Central Pneumatic model 95386
Central Pneumatic model 95386 pressure switch

I plugged it in and turned on the compressor and it ran for about 10 seconds and stopped. In those seconds it seemed to run real slow. The oil level is perfect and clean. I used it a total of 8 times for sandblasting a ships wheel. Had just a small portion left to blast and it died. HELP ! Model # 95386.

___________________
Stan, tell me about the power supply. How are you getting power to your air compressor, please, as a comment here?

Cheers,

Bill

Comments for 95386 Will not start?

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 18, 2014
One happy CP HF owner
by: Bill

Glad to hear that all is well now, and that you found the information on my site useful.

B.

Aug 17, 2014
CP 115 8 gallon kicks butt
by: Matt

So, like my friend here, I have had my CP for almost 12 years. I have replaced the pressure switch once and that is the only maintenance I have had to perform until just today 8/17/2014. I went to place some air in my daughters tire becuase it was low and the compressor would turn and pop very slowly. I thought oh well 12 years aint bad for a HF compressor. then I came across this post. it dawned on me that I had added a plug or two to the outlet and I thought lets move this and see what happens. Low and behold she spins and fills the tank like a champ. Thanks bill for the posts...

One happy CP HF owner.........

Jan 30, 2013
OPS fixed Non-start problem
by: Dale

I had the same problem and found your post. Of course I didn't read it all, but I did decide to look for a motor reset switch. I took the motor cover off and found the switch on the side just below the end of the handle. Pushed it in and it fixed my problem!
_________________
Thank you for the update.

B.

Sep 09, 2012
Overload Protection Switch
by: Laura

I had a similar issue with my CP 2hp 8 gallon compressor. Got it back in 2005 and have used it for all kinds of applications; framing, auto-mechanics, basic construction, etc.

About the only thing I haven't used it for is painting and that's only because the cfm's are too low for hvlp.

Anyway, that being said, when I went to use the compressor for my latest round of auto-maintenance it crapped out on me...first thought was "well, it lasted seven years and this might be a good time to upgrade". Then I read the manual and saw where there is an Overload Protection Switch you can press if/when the compressor stops working. So, I tried it...

Good news is that pressing the OPS returned the compressor to proper function, so long as it was on its own circuit.

Bad news is now I don't have a good reason to upgrade....yet.

Good luck to you!
____________
Thanks Laura. Good tip. Hope you get to upgrade your air compressor soon. Bigger HP = more CFM.

B.

Click here to add your own comments

Add your own question or comment. It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Central Pneumatic Air Compressor Issues.

Central Pneumatic model 95386 won't start?

Central Pneumatic compressor 95386 (photo: www.purplewave.com)

Central Pneumatic compressor 95386 (photo: www.purplewave.com)

last use I had to drain the tank to get it to work. It worked for one use. Now it does not start. I have drained the tank again, but the motor won't start even after I press reset button. normally the reset button works.
______________________
What is happening when you plug in or turn on your compressor? Any noise, pressure switch trips... anything?

If nothing is happening, at all...

-are you sure you are getting power?
-if you have an on/off button, is it set to on?
-do you have a re-set button on your motor? If so, push it.
-is the pressure in the tank below the cut-in pressure of your pressure switch?

Post an update here as a comment if you would. Let us know what you found.

Cheers,

Bill

Comments for Central Pneumatic model 95386 won't start?

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 02, 2012
Won't Start
by: James

My comp will not start. Checked the power on wall, good. Probably the pressure switch, but can't determine where it is and can't get the cover off the power input box.
___________________
James, if it's plugged in, and switched on, and absolutely nothing is happening, then you're probably right.

Make sure the tank is empty, and if it still won't start, you need to determine if the power is flowing past the pressure switch to the motor circuit.

If the pressure switch is not allowing power to pass, and the tank is empty of air, then it is likely your pressure switch that is your problem, although, if you have an ON/OFF switch, you have to ensure that power is passing that switch when it is on too.

Any updates as a comment here?

B.

Click here to add your own comments

Add your own question or comment. It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Central Pneumatic Air Compressor Issues.

Model 95275 will not start

by Bob
(Ocala,FL. USA)

Compressor model 95275 will not turn on when plugged into a working 120V outlet. Hitting reset button no help. I think it may have a blown fuse, however cannot find location of fuse in parts list Can anyone tell me how to find & replace fuse on this compressor?
________________
Bob, if you have a multi-meter, check and see, when the air compressor is plugged in and the tank is empty, if power is flowing through the pressure switch to the motor circuit.

If so, then it's quite possible that the start capacitor has failed.

Also, see the troubleshooting section on the sitemap page for information about other things that affect compressor startup.

Cheers,

Bill

Click here to post comments

Add your own question or comment. It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Central Pneumatic Air Compressor Issues.

38898 Pancake compressor will not start any longer?

by Jeff Schinny
(Hopkinsville, KY USA)

Central Pnuematic Pancake air compressor

Central Pnuematic Pancake air compressor

I have had the Central Pneumatic Model 38898 for over 10 years and has done a fine job. Last week I turned it on and it wouldn't turn over and just made a humming sound. I shut it off and turned it back on and it wouldn't do anything. I ensured that the breaker did not trip and even tried a different outlet. I fear I may have burned out an electrical part. I don't have a manual so I am not sure what electrical parts I should replace. Any help in this matter will be appreciated.
_________________
Jeff, from what you have listed as your symptoms, my thoughts are that you may have a start capacitor problem.

I am assuming you have ensured that there is power at the plug, and that you are plugging your Central Pneumatic air compressor directly into a socket, and not using an extension cord?

See the page on this site about testing your caps to make sure they are OK. That would be what I would do were this my compressor.

Cheers,

Bill

Click here to post comments

Add your own question or comment. It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Central Pneumatic Air Compressor Issues.