Champion compressor turns about a turn and locks up

by Marc Decker
(Hutto, TX)

I can turn it manually for about a turn either direction and then it freezes. Any ideas where to start?


Thanks,
Marc

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Jan 09, 2017
Champion locks up
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Model? picture? description?

It feels like a hard lock? Not just back pressure? Any noise as it locks?

Jan 09, 2017
Locks up
by: Buster

Marc, not real sure what you mean by "freezes " up, but sounds like something has gotten into the cylinder and is blocking the rotation of the piston, assuming it is a reciprocating compressor. I would pull the head off and check for an obstruction in the cylinder, broken valve or foreign object!
Buster

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