Husky 80 gal 5 hp compressor...where do you take off the air hose?

by Tommy Boy
(Johnstown,PA 15909)

This is a dumb question but once assembled I can't find where to tap the tank for air. There is a "tank shut-off valve" port on the side. It's a 1 inch opening and I'm to install it (of course it doesn't come with the unit) but is that where I scale down a fitting for my air hose? Confused! Thanks in advance.


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Bill says...

No question is dumb. Not asking it if you don't know the answer is the dumb thing.

What assembly did you have to do, Tommy Boy? Normally the motor and pump are already installed on the tank.

I don't know the model you have, so I wish you had sent in a photo.

If there is no discharge coupler on the unit, I suspect you will find a plug in the tank, in the top 1/2 of the tank, and likely (can't be sure since I can't see it)that is where you will run your air line from.

If you want to, start another thread, and upload a photo of each side of your compressor with the new posting, and I can give you a specific answer. You can upload up to 4 photos, so fill your boots.

Cheers,

Bill

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comes on but will not hold air

compressior model wl660900aj will come on but will not fill with air

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Bill says...

What is the pressure in the tank when it starts, or is the tank empty?

When it is running, is there any air build up in the tank at all, or absolutely no air is being compressed?

Does the compressor sound the same as it did when it was building air pressure normally?

Please give me this info as a comment here, so I can follow our discussion.

Cheers,

Bill

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husky, upright portable compressor, oil-less, 1.7hp, 5.5hp max, 150psi, model number DK719821AV-02

by Mario Franciscotty
(Grand Rapids MI)

When the compressor charges, it runs fine for 5-35 seconds, then it starts to make a squealing noise, then squealing noise stops after 10-40 seconds. The compressor seems to not loose pressure at any time...the noise is just annoying. The compressor is about 3-5 years old. Do you think the belt is bad or is it something else? Thank you for your input.

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Bill says...

Mario, I cannot tell from here if the drive belt on your Husky compressor is bad, but typically a squealing sound from the air compressor is a belt issue.

Check the belt tension; it should depress about 1/2" when the belt is pushed on. Less might mean the belt is too tight, and obviously, if you can deflect the belt quite a bit more than 1/2" in either direction, the belt is too loose.

Also, check the sheave alignment to be sure that the belt is tracking straight.

You can get belt dressing from many source, including specialty auto parts stores. You might try that too, to see if it helps.

Cheers,

Bill

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