vibration - now it walks across the floor
(Crown Point, IN)
I just replaced the cylinders and fan on my 30 gallon twin cylinder compressor and now it walks across the floor. The vibration was less without the fan but still it moved more than before
Joe, you know the vibration is there because something is out of balance. If yours is belt driven, make sure the belt is properly tensioned and aligned.
Also check the rubber motor mounts to be sure all are in place, if they are standard on whatever model your air compressor is.
If all these good, then I suspect you've misaligned something when you reassembled it, Joe.
Cycling problem with Sears Craftsman compessor
Back in 1997 my dad bought a Sears Craftsman 919.162080 electric 2 HP,8 gal air compressor. In 2005 he said it started to cycle on & off constantly as he was using it to pump up a car tire.
He replaced the pressure switch(AC-0353)and when that didn't work, replaced the regulator (AC-0007).
Neither stopped the problem.
Not being able to figure out what was wrong with it, he took the compressor to Sears for service. After waiting a couple of weeks for service, they sent it back saying it was not economical to repair. They never did say what was wrong.
Dad claims that the unit was suppose to have a check valve (CAC-1275), but it was not there when he examined it. I really don't know if it wasn't there originally or if the Sears techs forgot to put it back on when it was sent in to them.
Can you make any suggestions? It's 13 years old and looks like new. I'd hate to have to junk it.
Bill, my first thought that it was your pressure switch too.
If the compressor is cycling on and off, and the pressure switch is fine, then the only reason that I can think of for it cycling (you don't say how often, so I'm guessing fairly frequently) is that you have a major internal air leak somewhere bleeding air off quickly, and dropping the tank pressure back to down to cut in level, cycling the compressor back on.
What I think the technical people may mean is that the cost of the parts necessary along with the cost of labor (compared to the original cost of the compressor ) make it more expensive to fix than to replace.
I can't argue with that. Sorry.