husky 5.5hp 26 gal oil less compressor will not stay on

by ken
(sacto.)

soon as i turn it on it shuts off or freezes up so i turn it off and back on and it shuts off in a span of 2 sec. husky 5.5hp 26 gal oil less


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Bill says...

Unplug it. Drain the tank to zero PSI. Close the tank drain. Power it back up. What happens?

When it shuts off, is the pressure switch tripping? As you test, put your ear down near the switch or watch the toggle if it has one. It should make a sound or move.

What do you mean when you say "or freezes up"?

Bill

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Husky air compressor quickly shuts down (after starting)

by Art
(Santa Fe Springs, CA)

I've had this compressor for a few years now but randomly it just lost power

I can turn it on and it starts up but then slowly just quiets down as if it were shut off.

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Bill says...

Art, you say "I can turn it on and it starts up but then slowly just quiets down as if it were shut off".

Does it stop? If it stops, then it's shut off. If it's shut off, and the motor works, then it's likely the pressure switch.

A pressure switch will not meter the flow of electricity, so if the motor is slowing down, and then stops, I'd guess at a motor problem.

Not enough info in your post to give you any more ideas at this time.

Cheers,

Bill

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Nov 02, 2010
Response to Bill
by: Art

Thanks for your response bill when it slows down it is doing nothing but power switch is still in the on position. I can try to upload a short vid of what it does. i will work on posting that up shortly.

Thanks for you suggestions.

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I, along with many others I'm sure, are looking forward to seeing the video.

Cheers and you are most welcome.

Bill


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4 Gallon Husky Compressor stalling and circuit popping at 60 psi

by Jim
(NC)

I have a 4 gallon Husky compressor that is rated up to about 125 or 150 psi.

When the compressor is empty it kicks on and runs just perfectly normal, but at about 55 psi the motor bogs down and begins to "chug chug chug" like it is building too much pressure and the motor can't handle it and then the breaker on the machine kicks.

I know the pressure is not too high because I can only get about two or three good nails out before the pressure is too low. Once the pressure gets down to about 30psi i can hit the button to kick the motor back on and it will do the same thing back up to about 60 psi.

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Bill says...

If you don't have a mechanical issue in the pump that is overloading the motor, and you aren't bleeding off compressor power to other appliances when your compressor is trying to run, and you aren't using an extension cord, then I expect your motor is wearing out.

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Bill

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husky 3.2hp compressor compressor surgess and trips breaker at 25psi

by Andrew
(innisfil Ontario)

i have a husky 60gal 3.2hp compressor i hook it up and it builds to about 25psi and then starts to stuggle and trips the breaker. when i reset the breaker the motor wont turn it just hums any thoughts?
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Lots of thoughts, Andrew. Some I can even share with you and fellow readers. :-)

Your motor is struggling to run against load.
I am guessing, as you did not include the model number so I cannot check, that your compressor is running on a 120 volt supply?

If so, and if you are using an extension cord, stop it. Plug the compressor directly into a wall socket and see if that makes any difference.

I don't know how old your air compressor is, so I don't know if checking to make sure the intake filter is clean is useful, but do it anyway, justin.

Post any results here as a comment, and we'll hunt further if the above doesn't help.

Cheers,

Bill

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