Husky 32gal 1.7hp won't run under pressure

by Travis
(Jacksonville FL)

My compressor runs fine if I take off the fill tube that runs from the motor to the tank (check valve), but if when the fill line is attached it overheats and shuts off. I have to manually flip the switch and let it sit for 20 minutes or so before it turns back on.


It will build pressure to 150psi after multiple cycles of this with no leaks.. What things should I check?
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Travis, your compressor motor doesn't like back pressure, the normal back pressure that builds as the pressure in the tank grows.

See the troubleshooting section on the site map page and the page about compressors that won't run too.

If the intake filter is clean, there is no huffing out the intake valve, there are no mechanical issues (valves failing) I suspect a run capacitor or a motor issue. See the electrical section for checking the cap.

Cheers,

Bill

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Mar 29, 2012
thanks
by: Travis

I did some investigating yesterday and found the source of the problem. The thermal circuit breaker was tripping. I didn't feel any excessive heat, so I clipped it out and rewired. Compressor runs fine now, but I haven't let it run for long periods just in case it is actually getting too hot. I think the best way to test would be to put a new thermal breaker on and see what happens. Where do I find a replacement for something like that?

Intake is clean, check valve is clean. This breaker seems to be hte only thing.

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unscrewed hose accidentally, can't screw back on

by Sage
(Amityville, NY)

I accidentally unscrewed the hose from the tank, and it's not screwing back on. It's a 4 gallon tank.
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Sage, is it a portable air tank you are talking about, or an air compressor?

I ask since if it is a portable tank, the hose may attach via a barbed connector secured by a gear clamp.

If it is an air compressor, I believe the air hose should have a connector on it that inserts into the coupler on the compressor.

So, I'm confused by the fact that, in either case, there should be no screwing on involved.

Want to try another post, and this time, add a couple of digital photos so I can see what's going on?

Cheers,

Bill

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