Model 95498 lasted 100 days?

by Robert VanValkenburgh
(Fleischmanns, NY US)

Fire Department got one to keep air up in truck air brake tank, lasted 100 days. Ran about once a day on average. Warranty is for 90 days 1 year on tanks.

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So Robert, I take it then, that you and your colleagues are not strong proponents for the quality of this air compressor? :-)

Others have been notified via your post.

Thanks.

Bill

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Jan 28, 2014
Air brake tank...
by: Doug in s.d.ca

I hope your air brakes are not bleeding down so much that the spring brake is coming on.

If it's dropping that far in less than a week, you need to get the brakes fixed

Sep 02, 2013
cp air compressor 95498
by: ken

the compressor it self does run.But there is a problem with the running capacitor.The electric motor hasn't enough capacitor to start with or with a pressure head.Is there a replacement capacitor
with enough energy to kick the motor in and stay running?
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When you say that the motor cannot start with a pressure head, what do you mean? Is the compressor unloading when it reaches cut out? Will it start if you empty the tank completely first? If so, I would suggest that your compressor problem could be the unloader valve. Also, don't use an extension cord or power bar. Plug the air compressor right into a clean power supply socket. If the compressor isn't close enough to the work place, use a longer air line, not an electrical extension cord.

B.

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Throwing away old compressor?

by fred garlitz
(greensburg pa)

Do I need to throw this one away in a few years like my Cambell Hausfield?
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Don't know, Fred. Depends on how much you use it and look after it.

Likely this compressor is manufactured with low-cost imported parts, or the whole compressor is imported, so if you plan on using it a lot, you'll likely be fixing it or tossing it out a lot sooner than if you had purchased a more industrial compressor.

I always suggest that if someone is using an air compressor to make money, as in it is supplying compressed air to do work for pay, there is likely a decent return on the investment of more money up front to buy an industrial type air compressor, than a cheap air compressor that is designed to work periodically in the home workshop.

Cheers,

Bill

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New Central Pneumatic 2.5 HP upright - has slow leak?

by Raymond
(Fountain Hills Arizona)

Cheap Chinese knockoff leaks air ever so slowly about 5 psi over a 24 hour period. Where can I begin checking. Maybe I should have grabbed the extended warranty for another 34.00 since they do not have much faith in their products.
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Hi Raymond...

It would be interesting to know what they would do with your air compressor if you had purchased the "extended" warranty. My guess is they would trash it, and give you a new one.

In any case, my guess, based on your post, is that you might have a poorly seating tank check valve.

But, before you dump all the air to re & re the tank check valve, first spray all the fittings with a little dish soap and water, and don't forget the regulator and the tank drain as well. Try to spot the leak that way first, that's easier.

If no leaks spotted using soap and water, my money is on a crudded up seal in the check valve which is typically found in the fitting where the air line from the compressor pump head enters the tank.

Cheers,

Bill

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Dec 28, 2011
Thanks Bill
by: Raymond

Harbor Freight does indeed trash the product. It is my understanding that people who purchase the 2 year warranty do so to bring it back and get a new one. Naybe I should bave done that.

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Central Pneumatic compressor charges and trips the breaker?

My compressor charges, shuts off, and then trips the breaker. any ideas?
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Hi there...

Are you saying that the pressure in the tank is consumed to the point where the compressor needs to restart on low pressure cut in, tries to restart to rebuild the tank pressure, and that's when the breaker trips?

If that is the case the first check I would do is to shut off the compressor, drain the tank completely, close the drain again, and try to restart the air compressor. Did it start Ok?

Do this 2-3 times. If it starts OK each time with no pressure in the tank, look to your unloader valve as not working as it should.

If you are not sure what that is or how it works, see the unloader valve page.

Cheers,

Bill

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