Craftsman 20 gal 1.5hp compressor pings

by jeff terranova
(santa clarita)

i bought a new craftsmen 20 gal 1.5hp compressor


my compressor is new i have had it 2 years.

i went to turn it on today and i hear a pinging noise which is the piston moving up and down, and the tank will not fill up with any air.

i took it apart and can see that there is no way for the air to travel with out some form of gasket, and the manual doesn't say anything about the build.

please help!!!

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Sep 26, 2015
My Craftsman compressor is new
by: Bill

OK, Jeff, you say "my compressor is new i have had it 2 years". Sorry old buddy, even if you have never used it, it's still a 2 year old compressor.

You don't indicate the model so I cannot tell if it is a lubricated compressor. Is this Craftsman splash lubed? Is there oil in the sump, if so?

When you say "there is no way for the air to travel with out some form of gasket", what gasket are you referring to and/or where is this gasket on your compressor pump?

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