cylinder head hot

by Bill
(Chicago)

after running for 10-15min. the head is to hot to touch.


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Bill says....

Unless you notice that the head is a LOT hotter than normal, having a compressor pump head too hot to touch is normal, when it's working hard.

That's why the air line from the top of the pump to the tank is made, usually, of metal; to withstand that heat.

Cheers,

Bill

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husky 13 gallon wl65100 overheats

husky 13 gallon wl65100aj , fills up fine then overheats within 5 min of continuous use
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Are you using an extension cord, or, are there other appliances using power from the same circuit at the same time?

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Jul 29, 2012
no extension cord
by: Anonymous

its the only thing on the circuit

but when i took the plastic cover off i noticed some green/white corrosion on the motor windings

would the thermal trigger go off if the cylender head got to hot?
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Not likely. It's a motor overheating that does that.

I assume that this is a new condition, and as such, indicates that something has changed in your compressor.

Motors overheat because they cannot handle increasing load, capacitors are failing, the motor itself is failing and so on.

It were my compressor, I'd be doing a cap check next. See that page for info.

B.

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Compressor shut off

by Joe V
(Sicklervill nj)

hello my electric compressor was on with no pressure in the tank and it ran fine for about 1-2 minutes and then the motor started to stall out then stopped.

I unplugged it and let it set for 10 minutes and it still won't start. Power is on is there some sort of a fuse or reset?

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Bill says...

Hi Joe.

Here's a couple of things to try.

With the compressor off or unplugged, open the tank drain and let the pressure drop to zero. Plug it in or turn the compressor on. Does it start?

If not, close the drain again. Unplug or turn off, and listen / watch the pressure switch when you turn it on again. Anything happening, a click, a movement? If you have power, and the pressure in the tank is zero, then the pressure switch should trip to send power to the motor. If that isn't happening, the pressure switch might need a good wrap on the base with a handle of a screw driver, or it may have already tripped, and now you need to check and see if power is flowing through the switch to the motor.

And yes, some motors have a reset switch, and those are normally visible and easily accessed by the operator.

Add a comment here if nothing has worked so far, and we'll press on.

Cheers,

Bill

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Husky Pro cast Iron Compressor will not start,

The belt came off and we put it back on, now it won't start.

We checked the power supply and all seems well
With that,

It's less than a week old.

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Bill says...

Won't start as in nothing happens when you plug it in or turn it on? Or does something happen, but no air is generated?

Try this. Unplug it. Drain the tank to zero PSI. Close the tank drain and plug back in.

Be looking at and listening to the Pressure Switch when you do. Does the switch trip... make any sound at all?

If the compressor starts it may be an unloader issue.

Let me know what happens, if anything, and we'll press on.

Cheers,

Bill

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