Kobalt Air Compressors


Wander around the Lowes chain of big box stores, and along with many other types of air compressors, you will find the brand Kobalt Air compressor. This is Lowes store brand of air compressors.

Just so you know, if you visit the Kobalt air compressor website and try to contact Kobalt air compressors through their website, the contact page link brings you to the contact page on the Lowes website.

There is some information available on line which suggests that the Kobalt air compressor is made for Lowes by Sanborn compressors. So, if in your search for Kobalt compressors information you come across Sanborn parts information for your model of Kobalt air compressor, those parts may be interchangeable.

For parts or service for your Kobalt air compressor where you cannot find a source on line find out from your local Lowes store where they would send any of their Kobalt air compressors for warranty repair, if they do not simply replace failed compressors and toss out the broken ones. That repair depot could be a good source for parts and advice about your Kobalt compressor.


Kobalt Air Compressor

If you still need help with your Kobalt, here is the forum page.

You may find a solution to your Kobalt air compressor issue if you read the questions and answers already provided below. The troubleshooting pages too, has many solutions for compressor problems that are common to many makes or models.

After that, if you have a question about your Kobalt air compressor please use the form to add a question for us to try and help.

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Bill

Kobalt Compressor Issues

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Check valve venting during compressor filling. 
Eight gallon Kobalt compressor. Should Check valve be venting air while compressor is filling? It vents the entire time the compressor motor is running …

Tool Pressure regulator knob stripped/broken model 0300841 
Tool Pressure regulator knob stripped/broken model 0300841 The tool pressure knob is stripped or broken. When you try to increase tool pressure, the …

Kobalt maintenance concerns... 
I'm having quite the opposite of an issue but a concern nonetheless. I recently purchased a USED 20ga Kobalt compressor; upright, 1.8hp, 150max psi w/ …

Kobalt K7060 HFV runs continuous 
Compressor runs continuous and won't build proper pressure Have a Kobalt K7060 HFV single stage compressor. Bought new but several years old. Suddenly …

KLA1583009 runs for 2 seconds, clicking sound 
I have a Kobalt KLA1583009 Bought used for cheap. Tank is empty, runs for a couple seconds then stops and repeats this cycle. I have the shroud off. I …

Kobalt Dual Power Inflator not reaching pressure 
I've followed the instructions to set the desired PSI for my bike tire, when I press the Run/Pause button - it only runs about 3 seconds then shuts off …

99007 will not turn off by the On/Off switch 
I have a Kobalt 99007, (VLK1582609) that will not turn off by the switch, or build pressure over 40lbs while running. It will only hold pressure of …

Need the head bolt specs for K7060HFV 
Need head bolt specs. Need to replace gaskets that have blown.

215914 does not work 
no digital readout; does not power up Model No. 215914 (VLK1382209) 200-2451 Rev. A Serial No. D19310877 1.3HP Motor; 115V/15A/60Hz (single phase); …

Kobalt Compressor tripping reset 
Have a kobalt 30 gallon tank with 2hp running on 120volt. Replace loader valve,pressure switch and the compressor. The motor will run till it fill …

215914 Start/stop issue 
Kobalt model 215914 22gal 150psi (digital readout).... Press "ON"... motor starts, turns a few revolutions then stops... intermittently continues until …

Can a kobalt 30 gallon. 155 Psi work with both 120 and 240 volt 
Can a kobalt 30 gallon. 155 Psi work with both 120 and 240 volt

Motor bogs down 
1.8hp 30gal. Kobalt cast iron compressor. Motor starts fine, then at 20psi. It boggs down as if under a heavy load. Compressor reaches preset max. Is this …

My Kobalt 0200382 sounds weird & bogs down 
It starts ok then bogs down till about 80 to 100 then runs good to 150. It seems to get worse each time I use it. Oil? I bought it used. It ran …

Kobalt Warranty purchase worthwhile? 
Is it worth buying an extended warranty for a kobalt 8 gal air compressor???

Presets on my kobalt digitech air compressor 
I have a kobalt 10 gallon digitech plus compressor and I need to know how to set the presets.

Torque specifications K7580V2 head bolts 
What is the torque recomendation for my Kobalt mod K7580V2 Compressor head bolts? I changed the head gasket, (blown), and want to make sure that I have …

F15DKL air compressor won't reach the cut-out point 
I have a Kobalt 5.5, 1hp model F15DKL air compressor that is suppose to cut-out at 135 psi but stops filling at 80 psi and I am not sure why. I have …

No air Model 232177 
The compressor will only build up about 20psi on the tank side gauge. The outbound(tool) side gets nothing. I assume there is a hose or tank leak? …

Kobalt Air Compressor Regulator air leak 
Continuous air leak appears to be from regulator.

Won't build pressure - one cylinder making noise 
Won't build pressure, one cylinder making noise. Oil is good, tank has moisture drained. One cylinder making funny noise and getting hotter than the …

Compressor continues to add air to tank past preset air setting 
I purchased a Kobalt 1.5 HP 10 gallon digtech Plus air compressor at an auction recently. It has 2 presets you can use to control the output pressure, …

Regulate the pressure on Kobalt air compressor? 
How do I regulate pressure on kobalt 17 gallon Kobalt 1.5 hp air compressor? I rented a Kobalt 1.5 hp 17 gallon air compressor without a manual. I can't …

kobalt digital control board is burned out - help 
kobalt 22 gal digital air compressor digital control board start button is burned out and can not find one to replace it

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Kobalt compressor 0057655 will not stop running 
I have a Kobalt 3 gal air compressor item number 0057655 and it will not shut off. I normally shut it off manually when the tank pressure reaches 150 …

Compressor only ran for 5 min 
It ran for 5 min then shut down. Electric motor makes loud buzzing noise compressed won't turn.

Piston ring for a VLK1582609 air compressor 
The piston ring is torn and it looks like it was bad from day one. It looks like it wasn't seated properly. My son said it takes forever to get up to pressure. …

VLL1582609 motor smoking after 30 seconds running 
My 26 gallon Kobalt compressor (VLL1582609) sparks & smokes after about 30-45 seconds of running.

Model # 215921 won't run 
compressor was running fine and just shut off . It is a 30 gal. 1.8 hp Model#215921 . Have checked reset button but still doesn't do anything. Took …

Hard plumbing a Kobalt 137603 
Plan to add pipe system from the side bushing to remote hose reel and not sure about adequate size for the installation. I have a Kobalt 137603 air …

How my Kobalt compressor regulates the on and off 
I want to find out how the Kobalt air compressor regulates the on and off. I have a Kobalt air compressor model#033041 and it wont cut off at the pressure …

What fitting for the quick connect on my 8 gal Kobalt?  
What size male fitting fits the quick connect on my 8 gal Kobalt? The fittings my shop is set up for leak when inserted in the compressor. I know there …

Where is Serial number on 0200382 
Bought new Kobalt 3 Gal Air Compressor Model 0200382. Where is the Serial Number located?

Air leaking out breathe tube when shut off  
i have a 80 gallon kobalt air compressor,,, when it hits the high pressure of 150, it then bleeds down to 90psi from the breather tube.. is it suppose …

Bogs down on start and doesn't build pressure 
The compressor starts and sounds like its straining, makes a honking sound. It has three air intakes that i can feel very little vacuum from. When i plug …

How to check the oil on my kobalt 5.5 gallon air compressor? Model number 232177 
I do not know how to check or change the oil on my kobalt air compressor. Model number is 232177. There is no place to even change it from what I can …

Kobalt 20 gallons 0332041 won't build enough pressure help please!!!!! 
Hello my compressor kobalt model 0332041 20 gallons won't build enough pressure cut out pressure is 150psi and cut in is 120 psi i just replaced pressure …

my kobalt 1.5 hp running to 125 PSI 
my Kobalt compressor does not shut off but it does reach a psi of 125. I have a hunch that it needs to have the regulator removed and replaced what …

Motor broke away from mounting bracket on 60 gal version 
While compressor was running, motor broke off the mounting bracket which caused the belt to spin off the motor and left the motor running wildly inside …

Kobalt air compressor vibrating and shaking 
I turn it on, and it just vibrates. No motor running oil level is fine

Kobalt 5.5 gal compressor will run to pressure once and fails to restart  
I've had this unit for a few years and use it mostly to keep all of my tires filled (bikes, cars, trucks, work carts, etc. Recently it started going …

will not restart until cools off 
My 22 gallon compressor runs great but once it auto shuts down it will not restart until it cools off and do not know what to do. It is under warranty …

Kobalt Model 0200382 3 gallon 1.5 HP compressor 
I have a KOBALT 3 gal air compressor model #0200382 (serial # 0057655) and the threads on the air regulator knob have broken away in some spots so the …

Error code on 22 Gal Kobalt compressor 
Error code on 22 Gal Kobalt compressor - won't start After pushing the start button on my compressor the display reads "Err" and nothing else happens. …

fuse keeps blowing on Kobalt compressor 
Kolbalt 215914 keeps blowing the fuse.

Smoked the motor on Kobalt now it won't turn on! 
Smoked the motor on compressor now it won't turn on. Need a new motor for my Kobalt 26gal compressor and looking for authorized repair as Lowes doesn't …

Belt replacement instructions on Kobalt compressor 
how to replace belt on 22 gal. 155 psi, 1.3 hp Kobalt air compressor?

cut off pressure adjustment 
trying to adjust cut off cut in on 60 gal. air compresser

Kobalt digital air compressor cycles off and on 
When I turn the Kobalt 20 gallon digital air compressor on it automatically shuts off then repeatedly comes on and off until manually shut down

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Looking for a motor for Digitech air compressor 
Looking for a motor for a 22 gal. Digitech air compressor from Lowes. Can't find Digitech parts. My son left the compressor on for several days and …

Digital compressor won't shut off won't discharge air through outlet hose 
Kobalt digital compressor will not shut off when tank is full. release valve opens after reaching 155psi. also will not allow air from the full …

Valve broke off side. 
The valve that holds the hose broke off today. I cannot figure out how to unfasten the top to see if I can remove the part it screws into so that I can …

221565 Kobalt motor hums and kicks out 
I have a model 221565 Kobalt air compressor. It's about 4 years old. When I turn it on the motor only hums, so I removed the belt guard and spun the compressor …

How to take the top of a Kobalt digital compressor 
My 22 gallon kobalt digital air compressor does not compress air and I think I need to put oil in it but do not know how to take the top off of it.

Kobalt 3gal compressor does not build psi 
Hi - I'm using a small 3 gallon compressor for a staple gun, and it will not build PSI beyond 8 for the tool. Recently someone borrowed it. Any suggestions? …

Kobalt compressor kicking breaker 
Kobalt 60 gallon 208-220 volt 155 psi max 5 hp motor rated 15 amp. When starting at room temp under loaded it will kick the breaker. room temp 60 to …

60 gallon kobalt compressor that builds to 15psi and keeps running 
Not quite sure on the mechanics of air compressors. But I am getting two different diagnosis. Could this be a valve plate issue? Or is this a cylinder …

Compressor won't shut off, switch in off position 
60 gallon kobalt. The wiring looks good, the assembly looks good, everything looks fine as far physical components and connections are concerned. But …

Kobalt Air Compressor Stalls at 20 Psi 
Hello. I have had a Kobalt 2 hp 30 gallon air compressor for only a few months now and and I think the motor might be broken. When I turn it on it …

60 gallon Kobalt struggles to get started  
Starts slow and sounds like it working really hard to reach cut off pressure. Occasional belt squealing.

Kobalt compressor will not cut off prv going off at180psi 
It is a kobalt 30 gallon,2horsepowerelectric compressor.the prv valve goes off when it hits 180psi. The model #is vt638900aj(agmos),serial#isL2/25/2013-80672,pump#isvt480 …

Help finding serial numbers on Kobalt compressor 
I am unable to locate the serial number on my 8 gallon Kobalt electric air compressor model #0300841..

Kobalt compressor stops but the motor doesn't. 
Max pressure is reached, compressor stops but the motor doesn't. When the compressor reaches the max pressure, it stops, but the motor continues to …

Kobalt builds up to 30 lbs and then kicks the breaker on the motor? 
It will build up to 30 lbs and then kick off the breaker on the motor.

99007 Kobalt runs for 1 minute, shuts off for 5 minutes. 
runs fine for awhile then when kicks on again runs for 1 minute then shuts off for 5 minutes then again and again until tank is full. mdl.99007 / 1.5 he …

kobalt 37296, bogs on start up, shuts off. 
Just recently, my kobalt 26gal model 37296, when turned on sounds like its being bogged down and shuts off in roughly 10 seconds. I took off the protective …

Kobalt 22 Gallon 1.3HP Compressor will not stay running 
I have a Kobalt 22 gal 1.3HP compressor with the digital readout screen that was purchased about 3 years ago. Recently when the compressor is turned …

Kobalt 7 gallon air tank will not hold air 
Filled tank with 110 psi everything was fine, next morning it was empty. This has happened the two times I have filled it. I hear no air leaks and the …

Kobalt compressor makes loud buzzing sound, then breaker trips. 
Kobalt 60 gallon vertical stationary compressor model K7060V Item# 3692.

Kobalt model F15DKL will not cut in on pressure drop 
Kobalt model F15DKL will fill tank but not kick back on when pressure drops I have a Kobalt 5.5 gallon model F15DKL that I bought about 4 or 5 years …

How much oil does a Kobalt 2 stage 5.0 HP compressor hold? 
The oil has not been changed in a long time and has a lot of moisture in it. The sight glass is dirty and I can not tell for sure how much oil is in it. …

Kobalt Air Compressor Regulator Leak Down 
With the compressor full at 150 PSI, and the tool regulator is set to anything below 150 PSI, there is blow by. Example: My Kobalt 90degree Air Grinder …

Kobalt compressor motor ran but no pressure or air 
My Kobalt 1.5-HP 3-Gallon 155-PSI Electric Air Compressor is only 5 months old. Today when I turned on, the motor ran but no pressure or air. …

VT6362 have reset pressure be reduced to 100PSI ? 
Preset max pressure set too high ...need to be around 100 psi . How do I change this pressure setting

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Kobalt leaks oil and air 
I just purchased a kobalt 60 gallon model vi636200aj (agm10) 0054284 and it leaks oil and air

20 gall electric kobalt compressor sparks in the on/off switch 
20 gal electric Kobalt compressor sparks in the on/off switch start the compressor and it runs fine. if i turn it off and turn it back on i can see …

Kobalt Digitech air regulator not working 
The compressor is not used that often. However, has a history of overheating easily. Problem is there is no air on the outlet??? Display reads …

Kobalt 1.6 HP air compressor will not run 
Compressor was dropped before it was ever turned on an one of the cylinder heads broke off. I have a Kobalt 1.6HP 30 gallon compressor with a twin …

Kobalt K7580V2 PRV blows off 
2 stage cast iron 5hp 175lbs 80 gal. This unit has 2 safety valves. One of them pops off immediately when you power the unit up. description on valve …

Kobalt compressor model 241345 does not get to maximum pressure 
Portable 10 gallon Kobalt. Builds pressure to 145, then stops and starts clicking. Does not get to max pressure of 155. Cuts back in at 125 as it …

Kobalt air compressor regulator valve stripped 
Please help. When can i find regulator parts for a Kobalt 5.5 gal. compressor. I'm considering removing shaft (stripped) and re taping whole and simply …

Kobalt compressor shuts of and have to hit reset to start it ... 
Kobalt model # 37296 26 gal upright Starts ups, shuts off, then have to wait a few seconds, hit reset, go through this procedure numerous times to …

Kobalt compressor model 215914 will not compress air ... 
Bill' My Kobalt air compressor, Model 215914(VLK1382209), 22 gallon Tank Air Compressor, Won't compress air. When I turn it on I don't hear the …

Kobalt compressor 1.8 HP 30 gallon will not run after laying down 
1.8 HP 30 gal oil filled, layed compressor down to transport it , now it wont run , think oil may have caused the problem? will the oil eventually run …

26 gallon Kobalt gets to 50 PSI and trips breaker ... 
COMPRESSOR RUNS UP TO 50 LBS.AND TRIPS RESET ON MOTOR. I PUSH RESET BUTTON AND IT RESTARTS BUT RUNS ONLY FOR 30 SECONDS TO A MINUTE. I PUSH RESET AGAIN …

Kobalt compressor K7560V2 unloader valve ... 
Can't find the unloader valve on the spec sheets. I have a Kobalt K7580V2 that builds one tank fine then overloads/ trips breaker during start up of next …

Kobalt model K7060HFV will fill tank but then not restart properly 
I have a 3.5hp 60 gallon Kobalt as listed which is being supplied with 240V, and the problem is as stated. I purchased it used about 4 years ago, …

Kobalt compressor builds pressure but no air at the hose ... 
I have a Kobalt 10 gallon compressor with digital readout. The compressor builds pressure in the tank, but no air comes out of the hose, regardless of …

Cut out pressure on Kobalt air compressor ... 
What is the cut out and cut in pressure kobalt 215921? ___________________ Bill says.... Slewfoot, according to the parts manual (which I will have …

Kobalt 215914 compressor smokes on start up ... 
compressor came on and then smoke. Now the motor tries to start for about a second and stops for a few seconds and then repeats. I'm sure something burned …

Kobalt compressor cuts off after two seconds ... 
My Kobalt air compressor began cutting off after a second or two. It would try to start and then cut off almost immediately. After a few times doing …

Air leaking out of Kobalt compressor oil filler cap 
air is leaking out of the oil filler cap ______________________ Bill says.... The oil filler cap is vented to allow air exchange between atmosphere …

17 gallon Kobalt compressor keeps shutting off 
I have 2 Kobalt 17 Gallon model 236005 compressors. Both have the same issue. When you turn on the switch the motor will make 1 or 2 struggled …

Kobalt compressor runs for 10 seconds then shuts down ... 
The air compressor, Kobalt model 236005, will run for around 10 seconds when first turned on, regardless of the pressure in the tank. After shutting off, …

Kobalt air compressor will not shut off 
doesn't shut off when requested psi is reached ________________________ Bill says... I'm curious, does it continue running until the PRV pops …

Kobalt compressor builds air in tank but nothing out of hose 
I have a 10 gallon Kobalt air compressor. When I turn it own it builds up pressure in the tank. But the electronic display shows 0. If I push the button …

Kobalt compressor model 232177 runs but will not build pressure 
Runs for a 5 seconds then cuts off...then every once in awhile to will hit for a second or two. Bill answers... Hi Cal: A bit more information, …

Kobalt tank rusted out  
Bottom of tank rusted out and compressor is only about a year and a half old. I have a kobalt air compressor that is only about a year and a half old. …

SCFM at 100 psi on Kobalt 30 gal 2hp 
Hey, I bought a kobalt 30 gallon 2 hp, 220v oiled compressor, http://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-2-HP-30-Gallon-155-PSI-120-Volt-Vertical-Portable-Electric-Air-Compressor …

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When the tank pressure gets to 40 , it shuts off 
I bought, what looked to be a practically new Kobalt 20 gallon air compressor. It starts and runs great. Only problem is, when the tank pressure gets to …

Kobalt builds pressure but no air out pipe 
My compressor builds up pressure, but no air flows through out pipe. It worked fine until two days ago My Kobalt a/c builds up pressure in tank, but …

Kobalt compressor model 215914 will not start 
Air compressor display works but will do nothing. ____________ Hi Tom... listen, pop over to the troubleshooting section on this site and see the info …

Model #37296 cast metal pump to motor mounting plate fractures  
Myself as others have had the cast metal plate which mounds pump cylinder to motor fracture. Seems Lowes (Kobalt) does not care to do good business. …

Oil leaking from the bottom of my Kobalt compressor tank 
I have the 60 gallon stationary compressor I bought from Lowes in June of 2013. Worked fine for a short time, but there is now an oil leak coming from …

Kobalt or another continuous duty to aerate pond 
Hi, I need a compressor for a farm 1/3 acre farm pond to aerate. It would need to run continuously during the summer. Can the Kobalt 1/2 hp model do …

My Kobalt air compressor will not build to 120 PSI 
It wont build up to 120 psi. So I know its because the seal or gasket on the piston is bad. I looked at it and it looks pinched. Where can I order the …

Kobalt digitech compressor will not turn on ... 
I have a kobalt digitech plus 30 gallon air compressor. It will not turn the motor on. It just makes a snapping or popping noise that comes from the …

Kobalt compressor model 103798 will not start ... 
I have a digitech compressor that is about 6 to 7 years old now. It was working well until recently when it won't start when press ON button. It chatters …

Kobalt 236005 compressor starts then instantly cuts off ... 
unhooked air line from tank and made sure motor is free but something electrical is shutting it off and after a few seconds u can turn swithc off and wait …

Kobalt 80 gallon upright air compressor air locked 
Have had my 80 gallon Kobalt for 3 years. The air doesn't flow from it. Really puzzling! Has two front built in ports regulated. Has one side …

80 gallon upright Kobalt will not build pressure ... 
have an 80 gal upright less than 2 years old, used very little; won't build pressure. Any idea as to what is wrong? Where can you get a Kobalt Compressor …

Kobalt problem - now the compressor will not turn on ... 
Hi, I purchased a Kobalt 26 Gallon Air Compressor ( From Lowes). I did not purchase the Lowes Warranty as I purchased it with the intentions of very low …

Should I feel air escaping from my Kobalt air compressor 
Have leaking air at hose connection where gauge meets hose _____________________ Bill says... Dave, gauge meets hose? Usually the gauge is hard …

Kobalt digital air compressor will not start 
My Kobalt digital air compressor ( Model No: 103797 ) will not run when its turned on. The display will go through two screens when toggled, but the compressor …

Is Kobalt air compressor dependable 
I don't know anything about them whare is the motor and compressor maid is it dependable _____________________ Bill says... The page where you posted …

Kobalt compressor model 2211495 keeps tripping off 
kobalt model # 2211495 keeps tripping off __________________ Hello Bob. Can you provide a bit more info as a comment to this post, so I can follow the …

Adjust pressure setting of Kobalt compressor model K7060HFV 
I have a Kobalt K7060HFV air compressor. Works great, but the pressure is set at 80psi. How can I adjust the pressure up to 110psi? ___________________ …

Kobalt motor burnt out after only 20 small uses 
Had a 26 gallon kobalt compressor, one day the motor starts dragging then stopped all at once called lowes and the said : warranty is expired theres nothing …

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