Husky ran low on oil - locked out?

by Amir
(VA / USA)

Has 10 hours of work on it, almost new. A 30 gallon, 2 HP Husky - it ran low on oil and by the time I arrived from the opposite side of the shop (2 minutes, max), it had locked out. Very unforgiving!! Is there a fix or is it pretty much good for the parts now?

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Amir, after you have added oil, did you hit the motor reset switch?

If you did, does the motor try to start or not?

A consequence of running a reciprocating air compressor that is low on oil is heat build up. This has the potential to warp metal, friction-bind moving parts, and overloading the drive mechanism and electric motor.

If the motor as failed completely then you will need a motor rebuild or a new motor.

If the motor tries to run and cannot operated the compressor pump, that would suggest and overheat in the pump to the point where parts have seized.

I cannot tell from here whether the Husky air compressor is salvageable or not.

Bill

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Husky belt starts slipping on compressor?

by Robert
(Carrollton ga)

Husky 80-Gallon 3 Cylinder Single Stage Electric Air Compressor  (Photo: www.homedepot.com)

Husky 80-Gallon 3 Cylinder Single Stage Electric Air Compressor (Photo: www.homedepot.com)

Husky 80 gallon single stage. Comp starts runs fine to 30psi belt starts slipping on comp - belt seems tight enough
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Robert, it would be useful to know how old the compressor is, it's level of use, a model number...and so on.

If the belt is slipping, then it is quite possible that the compressor belt is just not tight enough. Typically you should have 3/8-1/2" of play either side of center when you depress the belt.

If you still feel the belt is tight enough, then try this.

Dump the tank air with the compressor off. Remove, clean and replace the tank check valve to see if perhaps this valve is failing under pressure and back-loading the cylinder.

Run the compressor again after replacing the check valve. Any change?

Post a comment here with findings, if you would.

Cheers,

Bill




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Husky Model WL651004AJ stops before reaching full pressure?

by Ron Myers
(Odessa, FL. USA)

Husky Model WL651004AJ (Photo: www.propertyroom.com)

Husky Model WL651004AJ (Photo: www.propertyroom.com)

Compressor runs for a while, then stops before reaching full pressure.

Will not start again until I turn it off, wait a few minutes and turn it back on. Continues to build pressure for a while, then shuts off.

I have to repeat the process. If I bleed the pressure off, it continues to drop but the compressor does not kick on to compensate.

I have already replaced the pressure switch and now suspect the motor/compressor is faulty.

Anyone have an answer?
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Hi Ron... your question is live to allow visitors to add their two cents worth.

First off, if you are using an extension cord to power the air compressor, don't! Or, make sure that it is an industrial extension cord, no longer than 25', and at least a 10 gauge wire size.

Then, empty the tank with the compressor off. Close the drain. Pull the cover off the pressure switch. Remembering that there are live wires in their, start the compressor (assuming it will start). As it is running and presumably building pressure, watch the switch.

When the compressor stops, does the pressure switch trip / move?

If the pressure switch trips off, note the tank pressure (see the tank gauge), then repeat this test a couple of times.

Does the pressure switch trip off or move each time the compressor stops? Is the pressure in the tank the same each time or different.

I know you replaced the switch. Yet, if the pressure switch is tripping off when the compressor stops, it still likely is the pressure switch that is the problem.

How about it Ron. What happened?

Cheers,

Bill



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Where is the fuse on HUSKY H1506FWH COMPRESSOR

by Philippe Caron
(France)

Hello,

I have a HUSKY H1506FWH. By my mistake I inverted cord polarity and got a electrical shut off.
When I try to restart my air compressor, it does not work. Maybe the fuse is down.
I tried to get with no success a manual for my air compressor to fix my issue by myself.

Could you please let me know how I can repair my Husky Air Compressor ? How to replace the fuse , where I can find it, and what kind of fuse I have to buy.

Thank you very much

Have a great week end

Phil

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Oct 18, 2013
fuse
by: Doug in s.d.ca

I doubt it has an actual fuse, but the smallest wire in the circuit may have acted like one.

You need a volt-ohm meter. I'd start at the pressure switch.

This is pretty straight forward. power comes from the outlet to the pressure switch to the motor.

The outlet you're using is OK or fixed, right?

Depending on how you messed up the polarity, you may have an open in the power cord right at the plug, or perhaps at the pressure switch. Not likely anything blew after that, but I've learned never say never...

Good luck.

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