Huskey Q19 Would only start if I spin the belt to kick start it.
by Brad Jones
(Huntington Beach, California)
The Husky Q19 air compressor
I plugged in the compressor directly into a wall socket and it would not start. I opened up the top. All of the connections seemed solid so I pushed the belt a little bit and the compressor started to run. It seemed sluggish though Im not familiar with the unit. I had just purchased it a garage sale a day earlier. They had turned it on for a moment with an extension cord for a minute or two before I gave then 60 dollars for it. When I came home the next day. I did not run it long because I saw some sparks and heard some popping noise from the motor. I not sure if this was normal or not. I don't know what it worth so I'm not sure if spending $200.00 for a new motor assembly is worth it. Does this motor have bushings that can be replaced? I read all of the articles regarding Husky compressors. Can this be a start capacitor problem? the motor ran on all three setting. Lots of cob webs and spiders came out when I started it. Could this just be dust in the motor area that just need to be blown out?It does not sound good. Im afraid the the motor is burned out I hope that no so.