919.16208 air compressor quit working

by Larry
(Indiana)

I have a Craftsman model 919.16208 air compressor. It quit working and i have checked the motor isn't locked up,I have continuity thru all wiring from the plug thru the switch and to the motor EXCEPT thru a small silver "something". It's about half an inch wide and 3/4" long. I don't know if it's some type of voltage reducer or what,but there is no continuity thru it so I suspect that to be the problem. Any suggestions??

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See the page on checking your capacitors. If you have power to them, and the motor doesn't start, that may be your compressor issue.

B.

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Craftsman 6HP vertical tank Blows Ground Fault, arcs inside motor

by Paul Bagley
(Ham Lake, MN)

When the air compressor starts there is an arc inside the motor and the ground fault on the outlet pops. I removed the plastic case and found the pump was free and the impellor was easy to spin by hand.

Are the brushes worn out? Can I repair this motor or do I need to replace? Where do I get parts? Thanks!

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Bill says...

Don't even try to use your compressor again, Paul, until you get the short fixed.

Craftsman offers a broad range of parts for their air compressors. If there is difficulty there, then go to your local electric motor rebuild shop, and they will provide you with a test of your present motor, and a rebuild/replacement if necessary.

Cheers,

Bill

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Oil fill cap Craftsman 921152100

by Mike
(Salem, Oregon )

I need to replace the (quite tall) oil fill cap on this compressor. The shipping cost is greater than the part cost, so I want to know if any plastic or metal plug can be used, or does it have to vent as well? I don't have the old one or I'd be able to tell myself.
Thanks, great website!
Mike in Oregon

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Bill says....

Mike, I know of no oil fill caps that are not vented, so I suspect yours will need to be as well.

Find a cap that fits, and drill a very small hole in it.

Cheers, and thanks,

Bill

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