Craftsman compressor - a black wire loose on a screw made a short plus a spring broke .

by THOMAS g marchsotto
(pompton lakes N.J. U.S.)

Craftsman air compressor 5- gallon 1HP oil lub direct dr ive model no 921 166360


I am having trouble with the switch behind the black plastic FAN .

One of its two small gold extention springs broke and plus ablack wire short developed . The Motor is no more than seven months old .

I ve nailed seventy bundles of asphalt shingles framed a 8 by 8 coup and repaired a . garage with it.

WHEN IT FAILED THIS BOTHERED ME SO TERRIBLY I FOUND MYSELF NEVER TO BUY CRATSMANS ELECTRICAL EQUIMENT AGAIN.

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Bill says...

Low end air compressors are made by the thousands offshore, using the cheapest parts possible.

It sounds to me like you need to replace the pressure switch, around a $30 part. That might be better than buying a whole new air compressor.

Good luck,

Bill

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