compressor getting hot even though we change the oil

by james ross
(houston tx)

our compressor is working building the pressure but getting to hot we change the oil fifteen days ago.

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Jul 23, 2014
Overheating compressor
by: Bill

James, you don't indicate what the make is, what the HP or model number is, you don't give us any information on the operating temperatures (what temperature is the air the compressor is intaking), so it's pretty hard to give you any specific responses.

How hot is too hot?

Commpressing air builds a lot of heat. If a compressor is intaking 90 degree ambient air for example, then the heat in the compressor pump will be quite a bit higher than that.

How long are you running the compressor at one time? Do you know what it's duty cycle is? If you exceed the duty cycle, the air compressor will overheat.

First read the pages on this site about why the air compressor generates water (that's heat related) and then please add a comment here with specific information about your air compressor.

Cheers,

Bill

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