TA-2530B Husky air compressor won't build up past 40 psi

by Roy
(Lebanon, Ohio, USA)

TA-2530B air compressor

TA-2530B air compressor

TA-2530B Husky air compressor. The compressor will not build pressure past 40 psi. The motor continues to run.


The regulator will only adjust from 0-40 psi.

All water has been drained from the tank. Removed the air intake filter and covered the opening with my hand and felt suction. With air filter in place sometimes it felt like air was coming out of the intake holes. The compressor is only used occasionally to fill mower tires, blow off chainsaws and remove mower blades.

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Sep 06, 2017
HuskyTA 2530B
by: David

Reed valve is same as Campbell HL4000. Ebay from Tri City Tool Parts

(Thanks for providing this info David - Moderator)

May 19, 2017
Phone number 877-636-0533
by: Bill

Thanks for that Paul. And for those that haven't yet read their Husky compressor manual completely, this is the same number that is shown in many of them to call for parts too.

May 19, 2017
Parts Are Available
by: Paul

Call 877-636-0533 which is the Chinese company that makes the compressor. They are in Tennessee and a very nice man by the name of Larry will sell you the exhaust valve and gasket. Just got mine 5/19/2017

Jan 16, 2017
HUSKY TA2530 REED VALVE
by: Anonymous

They, Husky, or Home Depot do not have a replacement reed valve nor could I find one anywhere. Campbell Hausfield sold an identical unit and they do not service this part either. What a shame that a less than a dollar part causes users to through away an other wise good little compressor.

So, I made the exhaust reed valve out of two .010 feeler gauges and plugged the center hole with a set 5/16 allen head set screw. You have to file down the set screw to clear the hold down bracket and make sure it does not protrude to far in to the compression chamber.
Another example of consumer built in obsolesence.
What a shame and waste of resources.

Nov 02, 2016
Intake reed
by: Jeremiah

I just took mine apart and found a broken reed. I cannot find where to order one. Does anyone know where I can get one?

Oct 21, 2016
TA-2530B won't build pressure
by: Bill

Robert, please see the page in the troubleshooting section on this site about why air compressors run and don't build pressure.

Once you've read that, add a comment here with what you found when you did the checks listed, OK?

Oct 21, 2016
Wont build up pressure pass 20 psi
by: robert

I have a ta-2530b 125 psi 1.5 hp. 8 gal. air pump - When the pump is running it wont build up pressure pass 20 psi. could you tell me the problem and how to fix it?

Dec 30, 2014
Huskys are junk
by: Anonymous

I have a similar problem with it not building pressure past 20psi. I have had this thing just over a year. It was used for bicycle tires and car tires. JUNK

Sep 12, 2014
Won't build pressure
by: Bill

See the page under troubleshooting about why air compressors run and don't build pressure, for some additional things to check.

See the regulator page for a better understanding of how regulators work.

That you are feeling air coming out of the intake filter suggests an intake valve failure.

Bill

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Husky TA-2530B lack of pressure

by Jeremy
(Ontario, Canada)

Husky TA-2530B air compressor

Husky TA-2530B air compressor

I have a Husky TA-2530B compressor which runs fine but only builds up around 50 psi. I also noticed a drop in the noise level. I have taken the cylinder head off and cleaned the valve assembly which doesn't appear to be damaged. There are no leaks anywhere although air is coming from the hole in the oil filler cap and it seems to be coming from the air intake filter.
I'm at a loss. The unit is in very good condition only 2 years old.

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Oct 03, 2014
No air buildup in Husky TA-2530B air compressor
by: Bill

This comment "although air is coming from the hole in the oil filler cap" suggests that you have air bypassing the piston seals, and pressurizing the oil sump.

This comment "seems to be coming from the air intake filter" is indicative of a failing intake valve, which is allowing air to escape back out of the intake filter when the pump is on the compression stroke.

The noise change could also indicate a gasket leaking.

My suggestion is to acquire and install a new valve and gasket kit, which should go far to solve the problems you have noted.

Bill

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