i have a Junair pancake compressor that i use for air brushing and it has an strong oil smell after a short time using it.

by jeremiah
(st paul mn)

my question is how can i get that smell to stop or make it like a clean air air compressor?


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Bill says...

Hi there, Jeremiah. Are you saying that the strong oil smell is coming out of the air brush along with the air and the paint?

Some oil carryover into the compressed air is normal for all oil lubed reciprocating compressors. It is possible, too, that your piston ring(s) are worn to the point where a lot of oil is getting into the tank.

First, make sure your oil level is topped up.

Second, if too much oil is not a problem with the compressor, see the Coalescent Filter page linked from the site map Filter section for info on a filter you can add that will strip oil from the compressed air stream.

Cheers,

Bill

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Motor dose not start.

by Grigor Garabedian
(Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

The problem we are having latly with our Jun-Air compressor is that the motor dose not start. The start relay is working, (You can hear the clicking soung) I just changed the capasitor and cleaned the unloader valve. What can the problem be?
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Bill says...

Grigor, assuming that the power supply is clean, that power is getting past the pressure switch to the motor circuit, if the start capacitor is working (see how to test linked from the site map) and the motor still won't start, then you have a faulty motor, I would say.

The folks at Pneumac in greater Montreal may be able to help you out. They used to rep Jun-Air. Don't know if they still do.

www.pneumac.qc.ca

Cheers,

Bill

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Junair

by Ken
(Toronto, Canada)

Hello Sir,

We have a Junair 6-25 compressor that had accumulated oil in the tank (it wasn't drained for a while). At the moment there is no pressure in the tank and cannot be built, until it is drained. How can we drain it if no pressure is in the tank?

Best regards,
Ken

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Bill says...

Ken, I believe the manual drain for the tank as on the bottom, at one end of the tank.

Are you saying you are opening this drain and nothing is coming out?

Cheers,

Bill

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