Huskey H1820F won't stop. I stop manually?

by Jessie
(Roy,UT, USA)

 Husky H1820F air compressor (Photo: www.homedepot.com)

Husky H1820F air compressor (Photo: www.homedepot.com)

Huskey H1820F, Its been one year. Now problem it won't stop. I stop manually.


Buy From Home depot in Nov 2009 for my gass station. people pump air for their Cars. Now Today oct 2012, From 2 days it wont stop automatically. I Drain it also. Same problem. I disconnect service Hose to make sure no leak but still same problem.
Its Husky H1820F.
It Built Pressure up to 140PSI, And stuck on it doesnot stop.

please let me know if it can be fixed

my email is "roytexaco@yahoo.com"
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Jesse, if you put your email address into the box to be notified when your post is responded to, my system will alert you to that, and only that. I do not collect emails.

If you want one on one service in terms of your compressor problem, you need to talk to a local repair depot. This site provides info to everybody. I cannot respond to individual emails, sorry.

Good that you have an air compressor for your customers. With the death of the corner garage, you know, the one with the shade tree mechanic who used to need an air compressor for using their air tools, the modern gas station is typically just that. A place to get gas. No air for the tires, unless they put a specific machine in for that. Where I am, using that machine costs $1.00 - to fill your tires? Wow!

Anyway my friend, based on what you wrote, I think your Husky H1820F has a pooched pressure switch, as it is the pressure switch that is supposed to cut off power to the motor when the cut out pressure is reached.

Compressor pressure switches aren't too expensive ($35 or so) and removing and replacing one is pretty straightforward. Just get a similar one with the same pressure range and make sure the unloader valve works after the change.

Cheers,

Bill


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Oct 26, 2012
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Husky compressor running impact wrench

by R. K. Smith
(Centre, Al U S A)

air wrench will not turn when air hose is connected and trigger is pulled w/o being attached to lug nut, it is as tho there is no air pressure and gage is registering 125 lbs. this just started the last time or two i tried to use it.

It has always removed nuts when broken loose with socket and pull bar and would run nuts up tight then had to use torque wrench to properly torque.

The compressor is 5.5 h p oiless husky, was wondering if it may be motor or a valve? as it won't blow dust grass off unless it gets below 120 lbs and kicks in to build back to 125 + lbs, hope this makes sense, it is about 5 yrs old. it has always performed well till now.

Thanks

R. K. Smith

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Bill says....

Shut it down and drain all of the air out of the tank. Does the tank gauge drop to zero PSI too? If so, start the compressor again and let it run up to cut out. Does the pressure gauge indicate the correct cut out pressure level? I just want to be sure that you actually have the 125 PSI in your tank that the gauge says you do.

Next, what is the pressure setting on the regulator gauge, please? Is that pressure setting above the minimum operating pressure of the impact wrench? If not, dial up the pressure to that level.

Regarding "air wrench will not turn when air hose is connected and trigger is pulled w/o being attached to lug nut", you are saying that unless the lug nut fitting installed on the impact wrench is placed onto the lug nut, the impact wrench will not fire? Did it fire without being on an actual tire nut before?

This issue doesn't make any sense to me at all. Please give me some feedback as a comment here so I can follow the thread.

Cheers,

Bill


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Husky 26 gallon stops at 75 psi, stops and dont turn back on anymore

by ryan
(miami)

it was running up to its max before up to 150 PSI, but after a while it went down its running up 75 psi only,they said i was running extension cord with it so I plug it directly to 20 amp outlet and still doing the same thing,i think it stops as i was placing my hand,its kinda hot on the sides of the plastic cover,could you help me out how to fix it,

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Bill says...

Ryan, we can try. I need to know how it stops, though.

Is the pressure switch tripping off at 75 PSI? You can either watch it to see if something happens at shut off, or, after it shuts off, use a multi-meter to check and see if power is flowing to the motor from the switch motor after the compressor stops.

If the pressure switch isn't turning the compressor off, then it may be going off on thermal. If the pressure switch is turning the compressor off at 75 PSI, and the normal cut off is 150 PSI, then you probably need a new switch.

And, I agree with the folks... don't use an extension cord unless you absolutely have to. They can cause all sorts of compressor problems if the gauge isn't big enough.

Cheers,

Bill

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Oct 21, 2011
problem solved!
by: ryan

bill,thanks for your suggestion,i actually pinpointed the problem,it was the check valve,its full of crud that cause a back pressure to the motor causing it to overheat, how i check it is by removing the copper pipe that goes through the tank and run it for about 6 mins, and the compressor never overheated nor stopped,so i purchase a new check valve and voila problem solve, thanks for the input!

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Good stuff, Ryan. Glad it worked out for you.

B.

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Husky 30 gallon lay down compressor compressor issue. Model number WL651004. I have searched here to no avail.

by Chris Lowe
(Marietta Georgia, U.S.A.)

I have a Husky 30 gallon lay down compressor. Model number WL651004.

The compressor upon initial start up runs and shuts off at around 125psi.

After that while you are using it. It will no longer cycle back on.

You have to unplug it and wait approx 5-10 minutes. When you plug it back in it will run up to operating pressure and then shut off again. Only to not cycle when the pressure gets below 80psi.

I have thought that the pressure switch makes sense to be the culprit. Because it would seem that it may be getting stuck in the open position. However I decided to post the question on here for you before I purchased a new pressure switch. Especially after reading your article pertaining to how the pressure switch is not always the issue.

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Bill says...

Chris, as a comment here, could you please tell me what happens when the pressure in the compressor tank drops to below the normal cut in pressure? Does the compressor try to start and it cannot, or does the pressure just drop down past the normal cut in pressure setting, and nothing at all happens... no clicks, no whirring, no noise?

Before you comment, check this out for me, and the let me know what happens, please. When your compressor tank air fills to normal cut out watch the UNLOADER VALVE toggle on the side of the pressure switch to see if it operates. There should be a little blast of air out of the unloader valve when that happens. Is this occurring?

As another check, with a full tank of pressure, pull the plug, open a line with a valve or blow gun, or even the compressor tank drain, and slowly drop the pressure. Watch the tank gauge to see when your tank pressure is approaching normal cut in setting, and then pay particular attention to the pressure switch. What do you see/hear when the pressure falls past the normal cut in pressure setting. There should be a response of sorts and if nothing happens, then it might be the pressure switch that is the problem.

Cheers,

Bill

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Jun 13, 2011
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by: Chris

Bill, Thank you for your reply. As far as the first question goes. When the pressure drops back down to the setpoint, nothing happens. No click that I can hear, no interactivity from the motor, etc.. I will pull the cover off of the compressor this evening or tomorrow and check the valves on the pressure switch as you noted. I will check for movement or any activity of sorts from the switch. Also when the compressor turns on and runs up to pressure. It shuts off with the slight burst of air you mentioned as it reaches its normal pressure. I will check these things and get back with you.

Thanks again

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