Husky h1506f air compressor - sounding a bit louder when running

by Jeff
(Highland, IL, USA)

Started sounding a bit louder when running. No air pressure on gauges. Took off top and saw motor running and belt OK. Took back plate off where piston sets and noticed what resembles a gold colored 3 prong chicken foot, one prong broken off. Cant seem to find this part anywhere on the net. Is this worth fixing and trying to get part for. Would be easy enough to replace with correct part.


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Bill says...

Jeff, what you are describing so aptly as a chicken foot is, I think, your compressor valve plate. The "feet" are the valves themselves, and they fluctuate constantly when the air compressor is running, and eventually, they fail.

On the Husky air compressors page on this site, there is info there about how to find parts.

It is up to you whether it is worthwhile or not. There is a certain PITA factor when trying to find parts for a low cost compressor, and whether or not that is worth it, is up to you.

Your compressor model number is noted on your post, so if someone can help, I am sure they will.

Cheers,

Bill

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Husky compressor runs fine until it start to warm up then will all of a sudden labor.

by Tom
(Las Vegas, NV)

I have a husky 26 Gal compressor that is 4 years old with little use.

I recently started to use it and the other day I noticed it would labor at about 100 psi and sometime trip the panel breaker.

I took the motor to a motor repair shop and they replaced the run cap for good measure and they said the motor is just fine.

The compressor now works a lot better until it get warm or runs for about 10 minutes then it starts to labor at around 100 psi.

If I turn it off then on, it seems to run okay for a while then labors.

I watched this closely and I can hear a metal pinging sould sometimes as things warm up.

I don't want to just change out parts but I am thinking that maybe as the unit works the check valve is malfunctioning and sticking closed and what I am hearing is the check valve malfunctioning.

I have never heard of them sticking closed but I think if it did it would load down the motor and cause it to bind or at least work hard.

It happens gradually...the motor slows down, starts clicking and then the system binds up.

Killing power and letting it unload solves this for a while until it runs for a bit and then you hear the pinging and then it binds.

Motor temp doesn't seem to be an issue - cold or hot it seizes up like clockwork - 5 to 10 minutes of running followed by an unload then it runs again.

Any help on this work be great.

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Tom, good post. Thanks.

Just to eliminate this as an issue, next time you run the compressor to test it, pull the intake filter. That will allow air to flow into the pump easily, and if that solves the problem, then your intake filter is plugged.

Definitely dump the air, remove, clean and replace the tank check valve. That may resolve it, too.

The pinging noise bothers me, particularly if this is a new condition.

I'm wondering if you might have a problem with the high pressure valve. Check everything else noted first, and then, it means a pump teardown to have a look at what's what inside.

Cheers,

Bill

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Mar 11, 2012
Noise.
by: Tom

Okay, I tore the pump down and did find the noise. It was a sticky High pressure valve. Not sure what was making it stick but after I cleaned everything out inspected everything and changed the oil, the noise is gone. The compressor still binds up now and then around 100 PSI but once you restart it, it runs okay. I did notice the pistons were a bit tight. The comressor has only been run for maybe 20 hours running time total so it may need some more break in. I did order a new check valve and pressure switch. I figured for 60 bucks it can't hurt to change them out. Any other parts, I might as well use it until it burns out and buy a new one because changed anything else would cost about the same.

Mar 10, 2012
What is the High Pressure Valve.
by: Anonymous

Okay, that makes sense but what is the high pressure valve and wouldn't it start to fail if the pressure is high rather than in between the compressor's range?

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Husky won't shut off when max pressure is reached

by Gregory Ginter
(Tennessee)

Compressor model/serial numbers

Compressor model/serial numbers

My belt broke on my Husky WL651003AJ late last year. I researched it and determined I needed to install the kit that includes the check valve. Once I installed it, the air compressor started working again but does not shut off at the max pressure.

Instead, it keeps running until the breaker kicks.

It's kind of a pain to have to shut the compressor off/on manually every few minutes. Any ideas how to fix this?

Thanks.

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Aug 07, 2014
Husky won't shut off
by: Bill

You say that the breaker pops Gregory... after the tank pressure reaches the normal cut out pressure setting, but before the PRV lets go?

That being the case, I would be replacing my pressure switch.

Bill

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Is there a recall on Husky model y6020-wk?

by brandon little
(vermont il usa)

have an issue I cant get motor brushes for this compressor. not one company says there is a recall. you can go type model in an the recall pops right up. anyone had this issue. they are all basically telling me I have to buy a whole new air compressor. this compressor is like new has not been used much at all. any help would be appreciated.


y6020-wk
serial number 231231540
10-13-03

motor number ametek d29398
brush number z-d23825

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Jul 23, 2014
Looks like it
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Apparently that motor has been declared a safety hazard, as you seem to have noticed.

What is the status of your compressor motor? Did it burn up or just quit?

Depending, maybe you can lodge a complaint with the cpsc. It would appear they should make good on it.

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