Hydrovane 33 Will Not Start Electrical problem

by Carl
(United Kingdom)

I have an old Hydrovane 33 compressor, the previous owner had it but never looked after it very well.


The contactor in the control box used to be held in with a screwdriver to make it work, but inevitably the contactor and motor overload burnt out. I have now replaced these, but when you press the start button, the solenoid at the air inlet just clicks but doesnt start the compressor?

There is no air in the tank, the motor is ok because it does run when you manually press the contactor in. It is a DOL (Direct Online) Any Ideas???

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Aug 17, 2012
Problem Solved! New contactor flawed.
by: Carl

Very Very annoyingly, the problem was with the new contactor!!! The one I received and fitted, was a bad one. The coil was not working, just goes to show you, never presume the new parts work correctly. Arrghhhh!!
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I Arrghhhh!! along with you Carl!

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