Clarke se16c 150 only gets up to 4 bar pressure?

Clarke SE16C150 compressor (Photo: Ebay.co.UK)

Clarke SE16C150 compressor (Photo: Ebay.co.UK)

I have a newish Clarke se16c 150 which worked fine until the other day. Now it only gets up to 4 bar pressure and won't go any further. Obviously the motor keeps running until the thermal overload on the motor trips out.


Have drained all the water out and cleaned air intake filter. What could suddenly make it develop this fault?

Regards
Ian Tregellas
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Hi Ian... good that you checked the intake filter, though for a newish compressor, that wouldn't normally be the source of the problem.

Any change in sound while the compressor is running?

When you remove the intake filter, can you feel air being drawn into the intake port when the compressor is running, or are you feeling air huffing back out?

Wander over the Troubleshooting section on the site map page for a link to a page about air compressors that run but don't build pressure for more tips.

Give us an update as a comment here, would you?

Cheers,

Bill

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Clarke Airmaster Model No: 9EPA. 9CFM.

by James
(Weymouth Dorset UK)

The compressor has run perfectly for many years. Frequently drained tank and changed oil every 12 months. Used regularly for light domestic work.

However turned it on and there was a pop from somewhere near the motor. It tripped the rcd on the domestic power circuit and the main power supply. There was no electrical burning smell at all.

Have checked all the obvious electrical connections and they all appear to be fine - no loose or burnt wires.

The motor and compressor pump move freely when rotated by turning the drive belt.

Have removed the start(?) capacitor, mounted on side of motor, and checked it with a multimeter. There is no movement on the digital meter during this test. Could the capacitor blowing be the problem or has the capacitor blown because of some other fault?

Don't want to replace capacitor for it to blow again because of some other fault. (I missing my compressed air!)

Can anyone advise on any further checks I can do to resolve the problem.

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Clarke Raider 50 - motor problem - buzzes and trips the overload

by Paul jones
(Wimborne Minster, UK)



My Raider 50 compressor has a motor problem it just buzzes and trips the overload. I have brought a new 60 MicaF 450v capacitor for it, but failed to resolve the problem. I have since dismantled the motor and only found slight rusting on the rotor core. On reassembly after a clean up the problem is still the same. Any ideas please.
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It does not look like a current Clarke compressor, Paul. Is the symptom a new one, or has it always done this.

A buzzing motor can signify an insufficient power supply, though with (I believe) a 240 volt motor, that shouldn't be the problem.

Assuming the compressor pump isn't back loading the motor to the point where it cannot start, if the start capacitor is good, then I'd suggest it's the motor itself that needs testing.

Cheers,

Bill

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Need Motor Capacitor for Clarke Champ air compressor

by Steve
(Omaha, NE USA)

Motor capacitor went bad. 120 mfd 250 volt.

Where can I purchase a replacement?
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Start with the manufacturer who offers parts, and information on their distribution throughout the world.

http://www.clarkeservice.co.uk/

If you cannot get the info you need there, take the cap with you to a local electric motor rebuild shop and ask them for a comparable unit.

Bill

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