Craftsman Air Compressors

In North America, Craftsman air compressors are the house brand for Sears stores, making the Craftsman air compressor line available through the Sears network of stores nation wide, as well as other select big-box type stores everywhere.

Chasing down spare parts or some help with the Craftsman air compressors is sometimes problematical. However, if you visit either http://www.sears.com, or www.searspartsdirect.com , you may get the support you are looking for.

Sears brags... "At Sears, we service what we sell... just call 1-800-469-4663 or fill out our on-line Parts Inquiry form." If ordering parts, make sure that you have the model number and, if possible, the serial number of the compressor and the name and number of the part you wish to order.


Craftsman air compressors

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Craftsman air compressor manuals available for download include...
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Craftsman Model 919.153100
Craftsman Model 919.153120
Craftsman Model 919.167801
Craftsman Model 919.168700


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Bill


Craftsman Compressor Issues

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Locating the check valve - Craftsman 919.152930 
Leaking from the unloader valve constantly. I am assuming the check valve needs cleaned or replaced. My model has a manifold under the pressure switch. …

Rod cap bolt torque? 
I need the rod bolt torque value for a Sears (DeVilbiss) model #919.176330. Thank you. -Steve

Mfg date of Craftsman 921-166400  
Craftsman Air Compressor # 921-166400 has giving me nothing but trouble from day one !!!! I got as a BD gift....no receipt or where it was purchased......It …

919.175260 bogs and shuts down at 40 psi 
Hello everyone! I have a Craftsman 919.175260 that I had inherited from my father who is a retired mechanic. The compressor was in his home garage and …

Compressor won't build pressure 
Air blows out, not in thru the sponge filter.

Having trouble finding the right tool to remove shroud from 919.167370 
Having trouble finding the right tool to remove shroud from air compressor I have a craftsman tank mounted air compressor Model 919.167370. I ordered …

Need wiring diagram for craftsman 5.5hp 
I took apart my craftsman 5.5hp 30gal compressor to replace start and run capacitors. Now I don't know how to hook wires back up right

Cuts off around 80 PSI and will not restart 
I have a craftsman 921.16470 26 GAL 1.5HP Oil free direct drive it will start normally and build up to about 80PSI and then just shut off as it would if …

Drain 30 years old Craftsman 
My compressor 3.5 HP 15 Gal is over 30 years old. My compressor's release water drain on bottom of compressor has not been drained for over 15 years. …

Craftsman Air Compressor Check Valve 
I'm trying to find a check valve for a Craftsman air compression 150 psi. I only have the SN # 994448 and a category # 301302 Thanks Denise

919152811 Craftsman compressor starts and runs for a few seconds then bogs down 
919152811 Craftsman Air compressor starts and runs for a few seconds then bogs down and up and down and up and doesnt build any pressure at all. i …

Craftsman Tank Drain valve source 
Where can I get a replacement drain valve other than Sears? 1.6 horsepower 33 gallon 150 psi Craftsman air compressor. Model number 921. 16472 manual …

wiring motor and switches 
Took my compressor apart to fix it, now I don't know where the wires go from the brushes, motor, pressure and shut off switches. The ground wire is the …

Need rebuild kit for 919.176330 
Can anyone direct me to where I can get a compressor (pump) rebuild kit for the above Craftsman compressor?

921.166420 humming noise - caused by the fan 
I have a Craftsman Air Compressor 20 gallon 1.5 HP Model No. 921.166420. Just recently the tank would not fill with air. The compressor would …

craftsman 5.5hp no pressure in tank  
Hey so I have a craftsmen 5.5hp 26 gallon yesterday while using my compressor I heard a short blast of air the it wouldn't build pressure I drained …

Need replacement for obsolete silicone sleeve 
My craftsman air compressor outlet tube disconnected from the cylinder head because the silicone sleeve deteriorated. This part has become obsolete on …

Craftsman 106.152581 has a ferocious knock around 40 psi 
Craftsman 106.152581 with a Campbell Hausfeld VT-2200 Pump. I've rebuilt the old Campbell Hausfeld VT-2200 pump; new rings, gaskets, new head, honed …

919.162120 Regulator valve knob and Drain screw operation 
I have a Craftsman 919.162120 oil-free air compressor which was given to me with no operation instructions. I downloaded an owner's manual but it …

Model 919.167320 won't shut off for nothing 
I have a craftsman model 919.167320 that starts fine, runs fine, builds pressure fine, but won't shut off for nothing. Any suggestions? Thx As I stated …

919.165612 won't build pressure past 30psi after extensive repairs 
I have a craftsman 60 gallon 2 stage oil less air compressor. Model number 919.165612. It's been acting up. Been taking hours to build pressure up to …

Compressor slows to a turtle speed as pressure grows 
when starting my 1998 5 hp verticle compressor starting #909 and ending in 221 starts building pressure then around 40psi the motor will slow to a crawl …

I Can't Get Parts So Can I Change Pumps? 
I have a Craftsman Model 919.16600 6.5 Hp 60 Gallon Twin Cylinder Oil Free Compressor. Apparently, the ACG-6 Inner Counter Balance failed, taking the …

Help with 6hp - 2hp Craftsman vertical wiring 
Ok. Help with 30 Gal. 150 psi 6hp - 2hp vertical wiring & parts. My compressor was free. The guy who brought it buy and laid it down. The plastic …

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921-166400 won't build pressure 
Craftsman 12 gallon 1 HP Oil Lubricated Model # 921-166400 runs but no pressure build up. I have scoured your web sight and have done everything suggested. …

919.167620 won't build air. Piston ring damaged 
I have a craftsman model 919.167620 less than an hour on it. Won't build pressure. Took out the piston and the ring is damaged. Could this be my problem …

Never drained water from tank 10 to 12 years on 919.167311 
Craftsman 919.167311 Never drained water from tank since new. 10 to 12 years old. I gave the air compressor to my son. The first thing he did was drain …

When 919.165500 gets to 70 psi it blows breaker 
Craftsman professional 33 gal model 919.165500, when pressure reaches 70psi it blows breaker

craftsman 7hp 919.165611 takes forever to get to 90lbs 
craftsman 7hp 60 gal 919165611 new rods piston and check valve. I put new pistons rods sleeves and cleaned reed valves which look good a check valve …

919.165230 sometimes sparks and pops breaker 
919165230. So compressor will run for 10 to 30 sec. Then trip 20a dedicated circuit. 10 feet from panel. It sometimes who throw sparks. I can't …

Information on Model # 919.152812  
I'm not sure if all the pieces are there would like to get a manual for it.

No output pressure 
I have normal tank pressure, but no output pressure . Can't turn pressure regulator. Can these free up?

921.165720 Ran With 220 Now Runs slow 
My Craftsman compressor model 921.165720 was used with 220 volts, it still runs with 110 but slow and makes a lot of noise!

919.167340 outlet tube and cylinder head gets hot... 
Compressor outlet tube and cylinder head gets hot and cuts off. I have a craftsman air compressor model no.919.167340. 6hp.33 gal. when you cut it on …

Craftsman 921.153101 shooting sparks 
Craftsman 921.153101 shooting sparks between fan and motor then blows breaker I took the shroud off of the compressor to see where the spark is coming …

919-176850 starts but slows down and freezes up 
5 hp 20 gal craftsman. Starts but bogs down and stops. Changed the oil. Does changing the plug have anything to do with this. Mod 919-176850

Craftsman compressor blows the breaker 
I have a 33 gallon craftsman air compressor on a dedicated 20amp breaker and it still blows the breaker from time to time on start up. Any ideas

Craftsman compressor blowing breaker 
My craftsmen air compressor will not reach cut in pressures before blowing breaker, I have added a 20 amp breaker to house, same result, I install …

craftsman 919.167782 has low pressure after fire 
Craftsman 25 gal two stage low pressure 30 psi max compressor around ten years old, two stage 25 gal. model # 919167782, started having problems after …

Pressure switch plastic line melts at tank fitting 
I have a 18 year old (like new) sears oil less compressor. Large upright model. I only use it to blow out sprinkler system in the fall. This year while …

Craftsman 20 gal 1.5hp compressor pings 
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 …

Craftsman 919.167460 starts slowly and doesn't get up to speed 
A couple weeks ago, I turned on my compressor and it seemed to start somewhat normally. When I moved the compressor a bit, the motor slowed down and I …

921.166390 stopped building pressure 
MODEL # 921.166390 STOPPED BUILDING PRESSURE WHILE RUNNING Today while filling a tire the compressor stopped building pressure above 30psi I read …

Help with a Craftsman 283.1850 compressor please! 
Recently I picked up a nice and clean SEARS CRAFTSMAN 283.1850 air compressor. There was no documentation and I have been unable to find any on the Internet. …

craftsman 919.153100 turns on and shuts off many times 
craftsman 919.153100 turns on and shuts off many times to finally build to max pressure When I first turn it on it will build to a pressure somewhere …

919.165250, air is leaking underneath the knob. 
I tried to tighten it but it didn't help. It is the knob used to increase the line pressure. The only knob on the thing.

919.167312 compressor starts then trips breaker 
Hello. I have a Craftsman 919.167312, 30 gal, 2Hp, 6Hp peak, air compressor with a AO Smith Z-D26712 115 VAC motor. Build date of 10-22-03. With no …

How to route drive belt on Craftsman compressor 
how do I route the drive belt on 919.16762? the belt seems to be too long

Worried about tank on Craftsman air compressor 
My air compressor is about 30 years old and I am worried that the tank may be getting weak from rust on the inside. Should I be concerned? It is …

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Craftsman motor stops after a few seconds 
When I turn on my craftsman 150 max PSI air compressor, model 919-16523, it stops after just a few seconds. I replaced the switch/unloader valve and it …

Craftsman model 919165010 popping breakers 
Hello, I recently purchased a Craftsman air compressor model number 919165010. They guy I bought it from said it worked perfect from the guy he bought …

919.167310 some times runs fine but most of the time hums then kicks breaker 
Mod. 919.167310 6hp 30 gal upright craftsman When I turn it on some times comes or runs fine. But most of the time it tries to run but seems to not …

i plug the 919.152921 in, it runs for a few seconds then trips the -fuse.  
its a sears craftsman model919.152921. when i got it the plug in end was missing the ground prong and the other 2 blades were burnt at the ends so …

excessive end play in motor on craftsman model 919165300 
The motor seems to have excessive end play. This movement sdeems to cause the counter balance to hit the piston rod causing it to break after a sort time. …

What year is this Craftsman air compressor? 
My dad gave me this compressor. She runs when i turn her on but until i replace the piece thats missing i cannot use her. I cannot find any s/n or m/n …

Older Sears Craftsman receiver no components.  
I ran across a 2 for 1 deal at a garage sale. First was the CH FL-3201 054; visible hole in the tank but 1/2 hp General Electric motor & 1cyl pump works …

Craftsman 919.177541 bogs down and stalls 
Hi, I purchased an older model Craftsman compressor today. 4hp, two cylinder, 220v power. With good,clean, power to the unit it will run flawlessly …

Craftsman 919.166442 will not turn off 
I replaced the pressure switch but my compressor still runs and will not turn off automatically...Any help will be appreciated

Sudden drop in motor speed on 919.165080 
Sudden drop in motor speed while running, electrical cutout I've had a Model 919.165080 compressor for about 15 years, never much of a problem. The …

919.167241 not building any more pressure 
Won't reach cut-off pressure of 140. Stops around 100 but continues running but not building any more pressure.

30 sec. after starting 919.165010 bogs down and blows the breaker 
Hi I have a craftsman air comp.5 hp. 22 gal. Model #919.165010 tank empty I start it and it runs good for 20 to 30 seconds and the motor bogs down and …

wiring connections - craftsman model 921.152150 compressor 
The power cord broke and I disconnected the cover for my pan compressor. Two of the existing connections became disconnected and I want to ensure that …

Compressor doesn't have pressure 
i have a 33 vert gallon compressor. when i install a staple gun/nail gun when i press it against the wood i hear a pshhh.but not enuff juice to actually …

How to dismount a scored Crank on a Craftsman air compressor 
I have a Craftsman 919,165600 6.5hp upright oil-less compressor with a problem. After about 2 years and 60hrs. of operation it failed. Pulling it apart …

Craftsman 919.176330 seems piston freezes up 
Craftsman 3HP 30 GAl air compressor model no. 919.176330 compressor seems to run fine up to 30 psi then seems piston freezes up and motor cant turn …

Compressor very loud. 
New compressor "33 gal. upright". All seems to work as designed but is very loud. I can hear it inside my closed-up house from my detached closed-up garage. …

Seeing sparks inside motor shroud  
When compressor reaches shut off point, sparks come from inside of housing near the capacitors but it don't happen all the time. With the shroud off …

919.167783 compressor will not build pressure 
I've read through many of the posts here and can't seem to figure out my air compressor issue. It started with the compressor struggling to reach …

1HP Craftsman just hums when I turn it on. 
Compressor just hums when I try to turn it on. Model is 15310, 3 Gallon 1HP Craftsman. Compressor does not start when I try to turn it on, just hums. …

919.152932 compressor runs for five seconds and begins to slow down and then stop 
i've had this craftsman 33 gal - 6 hp #919.152932 for about six years and never had an issues until now. I plugged it in a it ran for roughly 5-10 seconds …

Craftsman 919. 165610 7HP 60 gal oil less won't build pressure past 30psi 
I have a Sears Craftsman professional 7hp 60 gal #919165610 I don't know how old it is, it has been running fine for almost a year and a half and then …

Craftsman won't turn over blows fuse  
I have a 30 gallon craftsman upright compressor, it turns sounds like an engine flutter then blows the house 20 amp fuse. Doesn't seem to want turn over …

Piston ring 
Hi Bill , I was wondering are all piston rings the same size? Since I can't seem to find any info on my compressor I pulled out the piston and the ring …

919.152921 will not build pressure 
my model 919-152921 take for ever to fill a tire with the 110 lbs psi need and will not fill beyond 100 lbs psi.

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model 919.176120 works well until the cut-in 
model 919.176120 Pretty old compressor but works well until the cut-in. I have changed the check valve and the entire pressure switch with unloader. …

Looking for info on Craftsman 919.721960 compressor 
Can't find my model. I have a craftsman 350 series 25 gallon that I am having problems with.went looking for my model #919.721960 but no luck.

919.152921 New Piston And Sleeve Now Trips Breaker At 100 PSI 
I have a 4 hp 25 gallon Craftsman that is about 20 years old. I just replaced the piston and sleeve, and it purrs like a kitten and quickly builds to around …

919.175260 only gets to 40psi then I have to shut it down 
919.175260 only gets to 40psi before I have to shut it down Hi Bill, I have an older Craftsman air compressor model no. 919.175260 (5hp single stage …

991.55730 Still Running Fine Almost 23 Years! 
Ref: 9.9155730: 3.5Hp, 25 Gallon Horizontal Tank, Purchased 10 June '92. I know this is oiless, loud, but it still performs everything I have wanted. …

Craftsman will not stop running. 
I have a dual tank craftsman air compressor and is hardly ever used, but one day it stopped building pressure up to 20 psi. After it reaches 20psi …

Wiring Craftsman compressor with a new motor 
Hi I have an older twin cylinder craftsman air compressor with a 12 gallon tank. I bought it cheap with no motor on it. The guy I bought it from said he …

Motor frame and rpm for a 12 gallon 2 hp Craftsman air com 
Trying to find out what motor frame and rpm my 12 gallon and 2hp air comp takes.

After rebuild Craftsman 919.167783 won't build pressure past 30psi 
Hello Bill, Thank you for this site. It is very helpful. My Compressor issues come in two parts. First, my compressor was very slow to build pressure …

craftsman pro air compressor wont build air when cold unless heat is applied 
Craftsman professional air compressor 175 psi 25 gallon 2 stage oil free. This thing wont build pressure until is has ran for 5 min. with a torpedo heater …

Need help rebuilding a pressure switch for a craftsman 106.153780 
Need help rebuilding a pressure switch (yes, I know it's a lot smarter to buy a new switch :-)) I just picked up an older craftsman 106.153780 compressor …

Craftsman compressor trips breaker on restart.  
Hello. My craftsman 5.5 hp oil free air compressor trips the breaker on the restart. The compressor starts fine from empty. But when the pressure switch …

Craftsman compressor blows breaker 
I have a 2hp 12 gal.craftsman air compressor.it would start ok but after 30 sec. it would blow the house breaker. so I replaced the run capacitor but it …

Replacement for 919.177561 compressor tank? 
Looking for easy replacement for Craftsman TA-4040 twenty gallon compressor tank? My thirty year old 919.177561 Craftsman compressor has developed a …

Help stop My Craftsman 3 Gal. Compressor from walking  
I have a 3 Gallon Craftsman Compressor that likes to walk on the concrete garage floor when running. It has four hard rubber padded feet that came with …

Craftsman 919.166600 pressure switch change? 
Can I / is it possible to delete the manifold and use a four port power switch, or is it mandatory to use the single port 4221-3 power switch? Thank you …

Craftsman 5.5 HP 919.165070 starting the motor making the lights flicker 
Starting the motor started making the lights flicker. Now it will not turn on w/o tripping the 20A breaker on 12-2 new wire. Craftsman 5.5 HP, 20gal. …

craftsman 12 gallon 1.25 air compressor has oil in tank. 
Hi, I received this craftsman 12 gallon 1.25 air compressor 2 years ago for Christmas. I have only used it maybe 8 times to put air in tires. Yesterday …

craftsman air compressor has leaking regulator 
I have a 33 gal. vertical oil free craftsmen air compressor. The regulator started leaking when the pressure got up so high. I tried to lower pressure …

Craftsman model 921.166360 won't build pressure 
Will not build pressure past 41 pounds?? took it apart the 2 metal reed valves seam to be ok. what else could it be any clues?

My 919.165060 Sears compressor runs for a long time 
My 5.5 HP Sears compressor runs for a long time just to build up 20 PSI, probably about 20 minutes The model number is 919 165060 any idea what is wrong? …

Pinhole leak in head of 919.152145 
Pinhole leak in head of 4gal 150psi Craftsman mdl 919.152145 My compressor has developed a leak. I disassembled the top plastic shroud and the leak …

Crafstman Compressor 919.176330 with leaking regulator 
I have an older Craftsman compressor (recently purchased on Craig's List), model 919.176330. Everything seems to work pretty well, but there is a leak …

919.167242 won't hold more than 35psi 
Seems to run fine but won't hold any more than 35psi in the tank. I use it to blow out sprinklers and after the first time I did it, it never worked right …

Help removing steel oil fill plug 
i can not remove the steel fill plug from the aluminum base don't want to brake or crack the base

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air compressor cuts off 
When I turn the compressor on the pump starts but them cuts off after only a few seconds. the pump sounds funny during the time its running

craftsman 919.162080 wont turn on. 
I flip the red lever and the pressure switch clicks but the compressor doesn't turn on. Its a craftsman 919.162080.

Remove shaft nut on Craftsman 919.167620 compressor 
Presume that you remove nut on shaft of drivewheel. Mine seems frozen. Just muscle it off with a cheater bar?

Craftsman 919.16504 slows down and smokes 
Craftsman single cylinder oil free Compressor(919.165041) bogs down or slows way down and there is some light smoke. Thought it might be the electrical …

Craftsman air compressor allows seconds of tool use after tank is filled. 
I have a craftsman 6 horsepower, 33 gallon air compressor. The tank holds air great with no other problems. I noticed that when I use my air impact …

919.166442 Caftsman Compressor not holding air 
My compressor, given to me, Does not hold any air...motor is loud and running good...sounds like there is a huge leak under cover. What could be wrong? …

Craftsman Model No. 919.165250 starts, runs then pops the breaker 
Craftsman Model No. 919.165250 starts, runs for a very short time, then pops the breaker Craftsman Model No. 919.165250, approx 18 yrs old. Last …

Model 919.167312 shuts off and blows breaker after about 15 seconds 
Craftsman Compressor model 919-167312 shuts off and blows breaker after about 15 seconds My husband has an air compressor (model above) that was possibly …

Craftsman compressor will not go past 105 psi  
I have read through this website and it has been very helpful. Thank you. I have a Craftsman 150psi max compressor. It will build pressure (rather slowly) …

Craftsman compressor 919.167312 will not start 
it was running fine then stopped. Now it doesn't start. Craftsman model 919.162080 2HP 8 gal.

How to change the oil in Craftsman 106.152540 compressor 
I have my Dad's old (c. 1970ish) Craftsman 106,152540 tank mounted compressor like the one in the photos on this webpage: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sears-Vintage-1-2-HP- …

919.167241 compressor only compresses up to 60 pounds 
my compressor only compresses up to about 60 pounds and then it doesn't go much further than that maybe 65 the model # 919.167241

Craftsman 4 Gal pancake air leaking under motor cover 
I have a Craftsman 4 Gal pancake compressor that keeps venting Ir under the plastic motor cover. I removed the cover and there's a 1/4 inch plug in the …

Craftsman Model 919.155731 won't build pressure past 35 & just keeps running 
My 3.5 HP 25 gallon compressor won't build pressure past 35 pounds & just keeps running

Craftsman evolv compressor blowing air so slow with no pressure. 
I have a pancake 3 gallon oil-less craftsman Evolv compressor. It's about 3 or 4 years old. It does turn on and motor runs and fills tank to 110 psi, …

919.152811 builds to 60 lbs and stops  
919152811 builds to 60 lbs and stops will turn back on again when the pressure drops I have looked through the trouble shooting guide and the owners …

Craftsman 6.5 hp twin cyl keeps breaking connecting rod 
60 gsl 6.5 hp twin cyl oil free keeps breaking connecting rod Broke first rod, bought sears replacement parts and same rod broke again

Craftsman 3hp 12 gal - cuts out at 90 PSI 
It claims 8.5 CFM at 40PSI and 7.7 cfm at 90 psi.... find that hard to believe - I just picked it up last night... it seems to cut out at 90 PSI, is …

Craftsman compressor head bolt torque specs 
I want to know how many inch pounds torque to do the head bolts on my small compressor.

Craftsman model 921.166360, regulator and tank gauges top out at 40 PSI 
My 5 year old Craftsman air compressor (921.166360) just one day decided not to build pressure beyond 40 Psi. Troubleshooting guide is pretty much …

Craftsman pro compressor discharge seems to tail off 
my compressor runs fine, but discharge seems to tail off after a few seconds of operation of my grinder Craftsman pro compressor. 2 hp 30 gal tank. …

Craftsman compressor won't build pressure past 90 psi 
Can't build pressure past 90 psi. Motor just runs and never shuts off and never goes over 90 psi

Getting 80 psi with dials set at 40 psi on Craftsman 106.174540 
I have been searching the internet, but cannot find a manual for my second hand Craftsman Air Compressor, Model 106.174540, 1 HP motor, so I hope you …

Small oil less Craftsman compressor runs for 5 seconds 
My compressor runs for 5 seconds and turns off then does it again and again. Any ideas?

Craftsman air compressor cutting off at 50 PSI 
I have the 921.164710 and it was shutting off at 50psi. I adjusted the cutout and it didn't change anything. I replaced the switch for $75 and …

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919.156610 has too much pressure on relief 
I was just given this compressor yesterday. Owner bought it new,would pump up pressure but when pressure dropped, tried to pump but wouldn't run at full …

Model #919.167300 problem getting capacitor 
I have a craftsman model #919.167300..i think one of my capacitors is bad..im thinking the starting capacitor....ive been trying to buy one...craftsman …

Change oil in Craftsman Professional 80 Gallon 2 Stage Air Compressor 
Craftsman Professional 80 Gallon 2 Stage Air Compressor. Is it true that you cannot change the oil on this motors?

Air goes in, won't come out. 
I've got a Craftsman 150 psi 6 gal maint free compressor. It fills the tank and holds pressure just fine, and the safety/release valve and drain valve …

model 919.168700 has bad motor? 
Hello, I'm working on a model 919.168700 type craftsman air comp. It's drawing 60 amps for a few seconds till it trips the breaker. It's my neighbors, …

Craftsman 919.165612 Motor surges when plugged in 
Craftsman Professional Series 919.165612 Motor surges when plugged in to wall then blows breaker. I have a Model 919.165612 that has set up for about …

gasket part number 
I can't find the gaskets that go under the pressure switch. I've looked up the parts but only see a pressure switch and don't know if it comes with gaskets. …

Guidance as to its age and the sourcing of parts #106.71725 
I inherited an older Simpson Sears model 106.71725. Ser. # 12057-429819 The unit is a 20 gal. 2hp. 220V, 60Hz., with a twin cylinder, cast iron pump. …

919.165570 motor hums/buzzes when plugged in 
I have a Craftsman upright air compressor, model no. 919.165570. This compressor is more than several years old and has done me well up to this point. …

Craftsman model 919.152811 will not stop running 
I need to turn off breaker at breaker box to stop it.

Craftsman 919.162120 cuts on on and off every few seconds 
cuts on and off every few seconds never runs more than 2 seconds stays off about 4 seconds then comes on again for 2 seconds. This goes on forever until …

919.178530 gas powered Craftsman pressure build up 
I bought a 919-178530 and decided to take it on as a project and get it back in service. For those who dont know It was listed as a 5 hp on a 20 gallon …

Craftsman 919.165090 compressor trips breaker 
I have a craftsman compressor, mod# 919.165090. When the tank is empty it starts right up and cuts off at 80#. If I run the tank pressure down, it will …

Craftsman air compressor line keeps rupturing ... 
I have a Craftsman DIY compressor. I think its about 20 gal. maybe about 3 hp. Has worked fine for over 20 yrs. about 8 yrs ago I installed an automatic …

Manual or parts schematic for a Craftsman air compressor model 919.71752 ... 
Made in the USA but sold in Canada by Sears. .It is a 2 HP with a twin cylinder compressor and a 20 gallon US tank (17 gal IMP or 76 Liters) Drew blanks …

Craftsman air compressor 921.166400 can be used for spray painting ... 
Sears model # 921.166400. It is 2 SCFM, 1HP. Is there a paint sprayer that can be used with it? I'm thinking LVLP. Any suggestions? __________________ …

919.165611 compressor trips breaker on start 
I have the 919.165611 60 Gallon 7 HP motor that trips breaker every time I attempt to turn it on. It runs for a split second and then trips the breaker. …

Trying to remove the fan on a Craftsman model 919.166442 ... 
Trying to remove the fan to clean the brushes and change the capacitor. 919.166442 ,1.5 hp, 15 gal. Afraid of boogering up the fan trying to remove …

Troubleshooting a Craftsman air compressor model 919.152811 
will not build more than 60 psi _____________________ Mason, not a lot to go on here, buddy. Are you saying the compressor gets to 60 PSI and stops, …

My 919.16522-1 Craftsman air compressor will not build any pressure 
my air compressor model #91916522-1 doesn't build any pressure. ______________________ There are a number of reasons why this happens. Rather than …

Zero pressure build up on model 921.16472 ... 
I'm getting zero pressure build up in my compressor. Unit is only a few years old with minimal use. I disconnected the transfer tube from the pump …

Craftsman 2 HP compressor stops at 60 PSI 
I have an older late 70's craftsman compressor that I am having troubles with. The compressor starts up and runs pretty good until my gauge reads around …

Safety valve pops off on Craftsman air compressor 
I have an 80 gallon Craftsman compressor. Model 919.167810. I found that one of the valves had broken on the rear (exhaust) head during a routine check. …

106.175781 unloader continuously leaking air  
I have a Craftsman 106.175781 2 horse twin cylinder 20 gal tank air compressor. While in use the air nozzle blew off the air line. I turned off …

Craftsman 106.153784 squeaks and shuts off 
Model # 106.153784 sears compressor oil driven will power on for about a minute pressure only reaches 30psi compressor rated at 150psi. After a minute …

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919.166440 Sears Craftsman air compressor produces no air  
My craftsman air compressor model 919.166440 starts, runs but does not supply any air to the tank. I've removed, cleaned and replaced the check vavle. …

919.165310 compressor tripping breaker ... 
Keeps tripping ckt breaker after inital start up? Hello, I have a Craftsman model #919165310 which I have been trouble shooting for several weeks because …

Craftsman air compressor blows the breaker ... 
7hp 60 gallon craftsman air compressor blows breaker. When I reset breaker the unit growls and trips breaker. _______________ Sorry Martin. Not enough …

919.175260 Craftsman compressor only gets to 30 PSI ... 
919.175260 - Craftsman 6HP 60gal Upright Compressor can only reach 30PSI before tripping motor reset switch I have replaced the pressure switch, both …

919.16523 Craftsman compressor starts slow then pops breaker ... 
This compressor is operating on 120v. When I purchased the compressor, the gentleman plugged it in and it ran nicely, except for the nipple between the …

Model 921.153101 Craftsman compressor chugging ... 
runs in a chug-chugging manner,pauses, chugs some more, pause, and then occasionally if it builds up some higher pressure, it will run normally the last …

Any idea of the flow capacity of a Craftsman air compressor 919.162080 ... 
Any idea of the CFM capacity of a Craftsman 919-162080? I need 3.5 CFM at 65 psi to run a venturi to generate vacuum for vacuum bagging fiberglass. …

Craftsman model 921.16472 has loss of tank pressure ... 
I have a 33 gal, l.6HP, craftsman upright compressor, Model 921.16472. It is about 5 months old and has had very little use. From a tank pressure of 150 …

Craftsman air compressor walking across the floor ... 
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 …

Changing from 120 to 240 volt on Craftsman air compressor ... 
I have a Sears Air Compressor model 919-15294 with 120/240V motor. I have been running it on 120V and now have a 240V outlet available. Is there anything …

Pressure switch assembly for a Craftsman compressor 106.153781 ... 
Pressure switch cut-in and cut-out not working. Pressure switch contacts burnt. cleaned but now they stick & compressor won't shut off. Over pressure relief …

919.167320 Craftsman air compressor will not shut off ... 
starts and runs fine, will not shut off. any way to fix pressure switch __________________ It may not be the switch. When it starts and runs, how …

919.16523 air compressor blowing breaker ... 
I have a craftsman model 919-16523. It would build pressure 100+ the first time I plug it in. Then when the pressure goes down it clicks throws breaker. …

What will help my Craftsman air compressor model 919.19512 ... 
bill I have a craftsman model 919.19512 that is a pice of crap i will never buy from sears again. i am rebuilding it now new motor, pressure switch, …

What are head bolt torque specs for Craftsman air compressor ... 
What is the head bolt torque specs for a CRAFTSMAN model 919.167801 oil lubricated two stage air compressor?I need to replace the valve plates. _____________________ …

Craftsman compressor keeps blowing breaker when turned on 
When i turn on the compressor the breaker blows. _____________________ Bill says... To eliminate the most common cause of this happening to an air …

Where are Craftsman air compressors made ... 
WHERE ARE THE AIR COMPRESSORS MADE????? _____________________ Bill says... Pat, if the question is, where are the Craftsman air compressors made, …

My Craftsman air compressor will not turn on and makes buzzing sound ... 
my 12 gal. comp wont turn on. when i flick the switch,it buzzes like it wants to turn on but dosent _____________________ Bill says... Steve, first, …

Flow around Craftsman air compressor pump head ... 
I recently purchased the portable 3 gallon 125PSI horizontal single tank model. I ended up returning the first two because of leaks around the quick …

Regulator leaking on my Craftsman air compressor 
Hello, I have a 240volt 33 gallon craftsman air compressor 919.152932, that builds up pressure fine however air is leaking out of the regulator (AC-0007). …

Craftsman air compressor will not build enough pressure ... 
I have a craftsman air compressor 3 gallon 1 hp oil lubricated. I have had the compressor for about 5 years and use it to pump up tires. The other day, …

Craftsman 1.6 HP 33 gallon compressor burning rubber belt ... 
The compressor works fine up to 90psi. Its an oil less electric compressor. At 90 psi, with the cover off, I noticed the piston was slowing down and …

Craftsman compressor PSI seems low 
I have a small Craftsman tankless compressor (900.15064). Its an old unit that came with a sprayer and adapters to use to inflate tires, balls etc. I …

Craftsman 175 PSI air compressor will not turn off ... 
craftsman 175psi 80 gal tank. replaced the pressure switch and releif valve. continues to run and releif valve starts popping/releasing air. this is …

Craftsman air compressor powers tools fine but won't blow gun ... 
I'm using two different Craftsman compressors and am having the same problem with both. They used to blow air good; now it's just a weak stream of air …

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Craftsman air compressor motor sounds like it's dragging ... 
I have a 125 psi, 3.5 aircompressor, its almost 2 yrs old and just the last couple days Ive went to use it, the motor will bog down or start to drag, or …

Craftsman 1 HP air compressor runs and will not shut off ... 
how can you check a reed valve. There just two flat metal strips.They look ok.no visiable damage.Thanks Merle _________________________ Bill says... …

Craftsman upright air compressor slow starting and blowing breaker ... 
I have a 30 gallon Craftsman upright. 919.167311 built in 2002. If there is no pressure in the tank it will run to about 100 psi, then it shuts off. It …

My Craftsman 3 gallon air compressor does not build up pressure ... 
I have a craftsman 3 gallon compressor, can I get pictures of what each part is and how to replace certain parts. _________________ Bill says.... …

Craftsman 919.165250 builds to 50 PSI only ... 
My compressor will not rise above 50 or 60.It keeps running but doesn't rise any higher until I turn it off. It is a 5 HP 25 gallon single cyl/oil free …

Craftsman 3 gallon air compressor will not build over 25 PSI ... 
i have read your posts and and tore down my compressor. both reed valves are fine, gaskets look new, piston rings look fine to me, checked the littel …

Craftsman 2 HP oil less air compressor 
i have a craftsman 2hp 12gal. 125psi 120 volt air compressor i plug it up and turn it on and it turn on and off only staying on for a sec. or 2 it holds …

921.153101 Craftsman air compressor will not build pressure ... 
I have a model 921.153101, 1 hp, 3 gal, 125psi compressor. It will only pressure up to 35 psi. Everything in the compressor looks good. Even checked …

Craftsman 2 1/2 HP air compressor will not shut off ... 
I have a craftsman 2 1/2 hp 12 gallon tank and it will not shut off, it keeps running until the safety relief value opens up. Also if I cut it off with …

Craftsman air compressor has oil in the water ... 
30 gallon, oiled, two cylinder, belt-drive. 200 hours on it to date. I like to run the machine for a couple of seconds on start-up to blow any residual …

Craftsman air compressor motor runs quiet then trips breaker ... 
I have a Craftsman 20 gal. oil less compressor. It will start and run for about 15 seconds and then throw the breaker . nothing else is on the line …

Craftsman compressor piston stops pumping 
I have an oiless 33 gallon compressor not more than 2 years old and only used sparingly so far. The other day I noticed it smelled of burnt rubber …

Craftsman air compressor motor shuts off after 20 seconds ... 
I have a Craftsman oil-less compressor, 6hp 33 gallon with an AO Safety motor. It runs for 20 seconds and then trips my surge protector. I am running …

Transporting 5.5 HP Craftsman compressor on its side 
Maybe a dumb question, but I have a 5.5hp vertical air compressor with a 25gal tank. My friend says that I can't transport it on it's side because oil …

Craftsman air compressor taking forever to fill ... 
I have Craftmans 60 Gal 6.5HP 220V oil less vertical air compressor. It's about 7 years old. Lately it is taking forever to fill the tank with air and …

Craftsman 5 gallon horizontal compressor will not build pressure ... 
I own a Craftsman 5 Gallon Dolly Mounted Horizontal Air Compressor, Model# 16636, 125 Max Tank PSI, Oil-lubricated pump. The compressor will not build …

My Craftsman air compressor does not shut off ... 
Hi, my name is Stefan from Edmonds, WA. I would really appreciate your advice on what i can do about my air compressor. I don't have much knowledge about …

Craftsman compressor motor runs but it does not build pressure ... 
it will run but does not build up pressure and will not cut off with out me manualy turning it off _____________________ This is a common problem, …

Craftsman 3 gallon compressor hums and blows fuses ... 
Craftsman 3 gallon 1 1/2 H.P. compressor keeps blowing fuses and/or circuit breakers. Loud hum emits from compressor for about 30 seconds before shutting …

My Craftsman compressor takes a long time to build pressure ... 
Older Craftsman 3.5Hp 15 gallon model 919.153531 Flow valve leaks air and I replaced with a plug. This just takes pressure off cylinder for start up I …

Model 919.167780 just will not build pressure ... 
I bought a Craftsman 2-stage air compressor, model no. 919.167780 in May 2002. I use it regulary and the other day it just continued to run but only …

Craftsman 40 gallon air compressor will not shut off 
I HAVE A CRAFTSMAN 40 GAL COMPRESSOR THAT WONT TURN OFF EVEN AFTER IT REACHES ITS MAX PSI. BUT IF I TURN IT OFF MANUALLY AND TURN THE SWITCH BACK ON …

No pressure in Craftsman air compressor 
Hey Guys, Im trying to fix a craftsman electors compressor for a neighbor. My big question is if you put your finger over the "outlet tube" should …

2.5 HP Craftsman bogs on startup 
System builds up to 80 PSI and I shut it off manually. On trying restart the motor bogs down as if it is bucking the load within the tank. Im guessing …

6.5 HP Craftsman air compressor only goes to 60 PSI 
The air compressor was bought in 1997. Has worked great for several years. The max pressure on this unit is 125 psi. In the last year 2009, The tank …

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921.166400 Craftsman compressor will not build pressure over 20 PSI ... 
Compressor is only about 1 1/2 years old. Has been used very seldom. Just use it to rotate tires every 7000 miles on four cars and to do some nail gun …

Craftsman 919.165310 chugs and blows fuses 
Greetings, I just acquired a Craftsman 919.165310 for a decent price. When demo'ed the unit worked just fine. I get it home with air in the tank and …

Model 919.16520 will not build pressure ... 
Pump appears to be working fine good air intake, will not build up pressure. I have replaced the check valve, and regulator. Bill answers... …

Craftsman 30 gallon 5.5 HP compressor blowing fuses ... 
This worked great left in back of the truck. Kept bag over motor. But then used it and forgot to put bag back on and i think water got in. Now it kicks …

What amount of oil for a 919.176930 compressor 
What is the amount of oil this uses? Can not locate the manual. This model is from 1986. Can this model be adjusted to begin cycling at 90psi? It …

3 HP Craftsman compressor motor stalls and breaker pops off ... 
3hp craftsman.It runs from 0 psi with no problem & it goes off at 120 psi.Once I get down to 80 the motor stalls and the breaker pops off.The motor checked …

Craftsman 919.165200 compressor tripping breaker 
This compressor keeps tripping my garage breaker at start-up! It will start up a second or two then trip the breaker. It ran fine the other day! but I …

Find age of compressor 919.175260 
I just need to find age of compressor with the number 919175260. Thank you

Replacement ring for sears model 106.152540 
HELP! Cant find replacement oil ring for my old sears model 106.152540 compressor ive been scouring the web looking for a rebuild kit or even advice …

919.167310 compressor won't start 
I have a craftmans 919.167310 compressor that will start, goes a few seconds and stops. if i don't shut it off it blows the circuit breaker. when i say …

I plug Iin my 30 gallon and the power turns out  
every time I plug in my 30 gallon the power turns out. How do I fix this. (Try: http://www.about-air-compressors.com/troubleshooting-your-compressor.html …

Info about Craftsman model number s495 serial number 198 
I bought this old air compressor it's a craftsman model number S495, serial number 198. I'm trying to figure out any history on this thing and how many …

Find manual for model 919.167300 
Find online manual for model 919.167300

Replace eccentric bearing assembly on 919.16523 
How do I replace the eccentric bearing assembly on a sear air compressor model 919-16523. Do I have to remove the motor or disassemble the compressor to …

Craftsman fill time for 20 gallon tank 
I just replace my two stage seals and am wondering if all is good, how long should it take to fill a 20 gallon tank with a 2 stage to 175psi?

Model 919.152811 compressor will not fill up 
i have a 6 hp, 60 gallon twin cylinder/oil free craftsman model- 919152811, I took the shroud off to check for leaks, couldn't find any, when I took the …

Craftsman compressor only builds to 100 PSI and will not shut off 
I have a Craftsman 5HP 60 gal. compressor. The Compressor is able to build 100 lbs of pressure,but it can take 30-40 minutes from completely empty. …

Craftsman 919.167312 compressor tripping breaker 
Craftsman 919.167312 compressor will start and refill while using tools, but trips breaker when trying to start after sitting over night. Replaced check …

Craftsman air compressor has problem filling tank on first use ... 
How long does it take to fill a 3 gallon air compressor tank? My new compressor has Ben running for over an hour and still has not been filled and shut …

Craftsman 33 gallon air compressor dragging on start up ... 
When I turn on the compressor it sounds like it is dragging and then within 5 seconds the breaker blows. i have already replaced the starter capacitor, …

Craftsman 919.16208 air compressor quite working ... 
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 …

Oil leak on 919.177150 Craftsman air compressor ... 
Craftsman 2 stage Air compressor 5hp 80 gal OIL PLUG LEAK Its leaking oil from the oil plug whick means crank case is plugged somewhere. can you help …

919.166440 air compressor blowing up rubber hose ... 
i have a craftsman air compressor model#919.166440 when i turn it on air comes out of hose coming out from the motor and only fills my tank to about 30psi …

2 HP Craftsman compressor occasionally blowing breaker ...  
Hi, I have a 2hp 20 gal craftsman 110v compressor that just started blowing the 20 amp breaker occassionally when starting. The compressor is about 28 …

Craftsman 6 HP air compressor will not build over 60 PSI ... 
The compressor will start and run and will not turn off. I bought it from my person who use to live beside me. I just tried to use it and notice …

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Craftsman 919.167320 air compressor will not start 
I have a Craftsman Model 919.167320 compressor. It is several years old, but has been used less that a dozen times. Still looks new. Recently it started …

Air compressor suddenly sounds like a shop vac ... 
Turned compressor on today and it is pulling air hard through the fan and sounds like a shop vac. What happened? ________________ WMG, I can't tell from …

Craftsman compressor 6.5 HP motor runs for 10 seconds then quits ... 
I have a 6.5 HP 60 gallon compressor and the motor kicks on for 10 seconds and shuts off as if it is fully pressurized and it is only at 10 PSI. ___________________ …

Reassemble pressure switch on Craftsman compressor 919.156650 ... 
I DISASSEMBLED PRESSURE SWITCH IS THERE SOME INFORMATION ON HOW IT GOES BACK TOGETHER IF NOT WHAT IS A CHEEP ONE FOR REPLACEMENT _________________ The …

25 gallon Craftsman compressor blows fuse after cycling ... 
I'm running this compressor in my garage off of a 15 amp wall socket. The compressor itself says 18 amps but I can normally get 3 or 4 fills/refills before …

What should recovery time be on a Craftsman air compressor ... 
it takes forever for it to refill to full pressureā€¦and today, I watched the dial and it did not move at all while the motor was running. I unplugged it …

60 gallon Sears Craftsman compressor will not build past 30 PSI 
I have a sears craftsman 60 gal. 6.5 hp compressor 130 psi max. It had been working great, then when it was running it made a different sound and will …

Craftsman air compressor will not stop running ... 
have a 5.5 30 gal compresser craftman and it build up to 80 psi and stay running and when you use it it will run the air out and take a good while to build …

A small hole next to the drain plug on my Craftsman air compressor ... 
there is a small hole next to the drain plug on my craftsman 30 gal tank, when i turn it on air comes out the small hole and air will not build up in the …

No pressure blows out of compressor air filter ... 
Craftsman 1HP model 921.153101 runs smooth- blows lots air out of air filter port but no air into tank Whatz up?? all lines compressor head to tank free …

Pressure switch failure on Craftsman air compressor ... 
From what I read it sounds like my pressure switch has failed. I turn it on it goes up to the pressure I have set but does not cut out. My question …

Craftsman compressor 919.721601 cuts off early ... 
Pressure cuts off at 90 psi.Rated at 120 psi. Is there a way to increase the cut off pressure? _______________________ Bill says... Yes, you can …

33 gallon Craftsman air compressor has tank but no regulator pressure ... 
33 GALLON COMPRESSOR HAS TANK PRESSURE BUT NO REGULATOR PRESSURE. WHERE SHOULD I START LOOKING FOR THE PROBLEM. __________________ Bill says... …

Craftsman 3 gallon horizontal air compressor will not build pressure ... 
Craftsman 3 Gallon Horizontal Air Compressor won't bui;d up pressure ______________________ Bill says... Mike, no pressure in the tank at all, or …

Replaced pressure switch and Craftsman 919.167242 air compressor still will not shut off ... 
I have a Craftsman 919.167242 air compressor that will not shutoff. I've took it apart cleaned everything resealed all threaded areas and have replaced …

As compressor builds pressure the motor slows down to nothing ... 
I have a Sears 919.176730 3HP 20gal oil lubed compressor. The compressor will run great providing tons of air as long as the drain cock is open. AS SOON …

Craftsman was building pressure then just quite working ... 
someone gave me this (Craftsman) compressor. I plugged it up and it started building up pressure and then all of the sudden it quit working. A little …

Trying to get 100 PSI into my bike tire with my Craftsman air compressor ... 
2 cylinder, single stage, 3 gal, 20 hp made by devebliss output pressure into tire less than max tank pressure. Trying to get 100psi into bike tire: …

Craftsman air compressor will not turn on or power up ... 
My Craftsman air compressor was working perfectly fine Friday and Saturday while in use. I plugged it in Sunday to finish up a break job I was doing …

Craftsman compressor pressure switch will not engage ... 
I have a Craftsman 6.0 gal / 150 PSI pancake compressor. It has worked fine for ~15 years (very few hours of use). I took it out to use it and it …

919.167270 Craftsman compressor runs but not supplying air 
the motor does run but it is not supplying air to tank i cam here air around motor it sounds like a load whistle.i think it may be a bad gasket but not …

Craftsman 6 HP 30 gallon compressor will start then cut back off ... 
Plug in the compressor. Flip the switch and the compressor starts up. Runs a few seconds and cuts off and will not start back up. Had motor capacitors …

Craftsman compressor hates cold weather 
120 volt 1.25 HP 3 gal. I have a warm weather compressor. Works great if above 55 degrees but cooler than that it gets sluggish the stops. Have to use …

Craftsman 5 HP compressor trips breaker on start up 
craftsman 5hp 20gallon compressor trys to start up but trips my 15amp breaker. it will run a second or two before doing it. unloader valve seems to be …

Craftsman 2 HP compressor slows and stalls 
My air compressor starts fine but as the pressure builds the motor slows down an stalls-starst- slows speeds up etc. After removing the drive belt and …

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Intake valve issue on Craftsman 12 gal air compressor 
Hello all!! I changed the gaskets of my great working compressor because it had leaks and of course taking a little while to reach its temp... The compressor …

Experiencing blowby on my Craftsman air compressor ... 
I have a craftsman 5 hp compressor it pumps up to pressure but it is leaking air through the air intake filter. Bill comments... Thanks …

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