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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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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Husky 7 hp 60 gallon won't shut off at preset pressure

by Ed
(TN)

I have a 7hp 60 gallon Husky that won't shut off.

When I originally picked it up, I couldn't stand it upright, so I pulled the pump off the compressor body so that it would stay upright and carried the rest laying down.

When I tried it at its original location, it filled with pressure just fine and shut off properly.

Once I got it to my house, I put the pump back onto the compressor body, lining everything up with a new belt.

I kicked it on and it pumped but didn't want to shut off.

I have since pulled the check valve to find it pretty much obliterated. I replaced it and rechecked the operation.

It still builds up to 135 psi like it should but won't shut off.

When it reached 90 psi, which is the on pressure, it bogged down, then again when it hit ~135. I shut off the switch because I didn't want to tempt fate. After reading more, I picked up a pressure switch. I couldn't get the one rated 90-135 like was originally on the compressor, but got a 90-125 with the same specs. 10 psi isn't going to kill me.

I installed it and turned it back on.

It still builds pressure properly with the bogging down but won't shut off. I have used a wired 220 30amp cord to a socket on the wall. Originally at the location I picked it up from, it was wired directly to the breaker.

I'm not sure where to go from here. Any assistance is appreciated.
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Ed, you've done pretty much everything right.

Let me ask you, you say it bogs at 135 PSI, but doesn't shut off. Are you saying that the pressure in the tank (seen via the tank gauge) gets to 135 PSI and stays there?

If so, then I suspect the pressure switch is not "seeing" the pressure it needs to trip and shut off power.

That being the case, one of the first things is to re & re the tank check valve. You have done that.

Next, since I don't know if this compressor is near new, try running it without the intake filter on to see if that has any bearing on the operation of the compressor.

Assuming that the power supply is good as you say, and that there are no issues with the motor failing, then the next thing that I would think needed addressing would be the valves, both intake, and pressure. That means a tear down, unfortunately.

Keep me posted, will you?

Cheers,

Bill

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Aug 18, 2012
Update - video of noisy air compressor
by: Ed

Well, I retightened the air line going to the unloader valve. The air stopped escaping there. But the problem still persists. I took a video of it running. You can hear the motor bog again and even some clattering from the pump, which wasn't necessarily there before. I ran it up to 125 PSI but the pump was making so much noise, I didn't want to push it any further. Besides, it should have shut off at that pressure with this switch. It appears as I have to take apart the pump. Any thoughts?

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Aug 17, 2012
follow up
by: Ed

Bill,

When I say it bogs down, you can hear the motor labor and slow for maybe 10 seconds or so then speed back up to normal running speed. Same thing again at 135. I will look again at it tomorrow as the hose going to the unloader valve on the new switch seemed to be leaking during compressor fill. I will let you know what I find. Thanks again.
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You are welcome Ed. I hope that we can track down the issue.

B.

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Husky 20 gallon air compresser goes out after running 1 min

by john pieper
(port murray nj)

i bought this compressor and barly use it. now i know why it only runs for min then dies out. same thing over and over. it took me like 3 hrs to grind a bracket 3/4 inches. i have all huskey tools and will never by anything from this company again.if anyone needs a compresser for free let me know it will out near the street for free. paid 260.00 plus tax. used a few times pure garbage from this company

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May 08, 2016
20 PSI plateau
by: Anonymous

My 8 gal Husky wouldn't go over 20 PSI and I did some troubleshooting. Since it allows air in the tank at all, up to 20 PSI,l and doesn't leak after you shut it off, indicates that the check valve is fine. I'm not sure if it's the ONLY problem but I took the head off and, not the actual reed that lays across the top of the cylinder, but a thin horse shoe shaped reed type valve on the compression valve plate had snapped off. Replacing that for now.

Aug 04, 2014
Garbage
by: Anonymous

Hi bill it dont matter if you plug it in right into Socket at with Extension cord this thing is crap. Maybe two years old and used it 3 times.i hope people don't use this for Contractors work they will pay people to stand around all day..

Aug 04, 2014
Compressor only runs for min then dies out
by: Bill

While I share your frustration, it seems to me that your air compressor motor may be going off on thermal overload.

That could be caused by using a too small or too long extension cord, plugging the compressor into a socket with a too low an amperage breaker, a run capacitor may have failed... you don't indicate how old your compressor is, just that you don't use it often.

I am happy to post your complaint for you but it might be worthwhile figuring out if the issue has to do with your power supply rather than the compressor, as if it is the power supply, then any brand of comparably sized air compressor will give you the same issue.

Good luck.

Bill

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