unloader leaking air as motor is on not when stopped

unloader leaking as tank fills but not after motor stops check valve working

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What model of pressure switch do you have on your compressor? Is it the one with the external unloader valve operator or is it internal?

The unloader valve is supposed to be tripped closed when the compressor starts.

In your compressors case this is not happening. So, it might be that the unloader valve operating mechanism is not working, or that the unloader valve is being actuated but the unloader valve itself has a leak.

Bill

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husky 60g tank - low pressure at point of use

by russell
(atlanta ga.)

i have a husky 60g tank. checked air filter,hose for leaks,belt for slipping.pressure gauge reads 120. still when start to use air sander it starts great for about ten seconds then dies. tank reads availible air but no pressure.please help befor i do somthing very unpleasant to this very expensive machine
brand: husky
model: vt631403aj(agm03)
hp: 3.2
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Russell, I hope I can spare you air compressor some unpleasantness.

I know the tank gauge says 120 PSI, but what is the regulator gauge reading?

Then, before you answer, bring your air sander over to the compressor, and watch the regulator gauge when you trigger the sander. What happens?

Also, as a comment here, tell me how long the hose is you are using, what size it is?

Cheers,

Bill

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60 gal husky - freezing to death?

by johnny
(east texas)

in cold wreather it starts slow and picks up the longer it runs.

once it is warmed up it does ok. it has reguler compresser oil. it says you can put sythic mobil oil in it. would this be better in cold weather.
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Hi Johnny... the same thing happens to the oil in your air compressor as happens to your truck in cold weather. The oil gets thicker.

Thicker oil makes it harder for the motor / pump to turn over. In your truck that's harder wear on your starter and more current draw from the battery. In your air compressor you are pulling more current to the motor, and the motor is working a lot harder to get going.

Changing oil may or may not help. You would want to ask the oil people if their oil will help a cold weather compressor start and still provide the same lubrication and protection as regular compressor oil does.

To solve the problem, move the air compressor to where it is warmer, and if you cannot do that, build an insulated wall around the compressor and leave a light bulb or two on in the enclosure to keep it warmer.

Cheers,

Bill

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need manual Model H1506FWH

by Joe
(Yorkville, IL)

Husky model H1506FWH 2008 1HP 6gal 135psi max

I could use a manual if anyone has one. Thanks

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