Motor burnt up after 20 small uses 4 months after warranty

by scott
(ohio)

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 we can do to help you ..... any suggestions


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Bill says...

Ouch. That's not good. I take you when you plug your Kobalt compressor in that nothing happens anymore?

Under the circumstances, if you need your air compressor, then it's replace the motor (assuming that's the problem) or buy a new compressor.

If it were me I would assess the cost of replacing the motor as compared to the cost of a new compressor of the correct size. If buying a new one was less than twice the cost of repair, I'd opt for buying new, and keeping the old one for spare parts. Just a thought.

Good luck.

Bill

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will not shut off when it has reached its max

i have a kobalt 30 gallon digitech plus air compressor model 103798 and it should stop at 155psi but continues to keep building pressure. what could the problem be, why wont it shut off? should i try a regulator repair kit or ?

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Bill says...

It isn't the regulator that turns your Kobalt air compressor on and off, it's the PRESSURE SWITCH. Have a read of that page on this site (linked from nav bar), and post a comment here so I can follow the thread if you have any more questions.

Cheers,

Bill

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warranty not honored - not happy with Lowes

by Charlie
(Schenectady,ny)

Valve plate broke 1st 30 days.

just paid $95 to purchase replacement part.

warranty was for 3 yr, expires 4/12 plus purchased extended warranty.

Some joke huh? last purchase from lowes or kobalt.

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Bill says....

Charlie, I am sorry that you have had this problem.

I think that one of the issues is that many of the big box stores sell things about which their sales and floor staff know nothing.

Then, when a client shows up with a legitimate complaint, since they have no idea what the complaint is about, it's easier to deny than to find a solution. After all, if you are making minimum wage, who wants to deal with complaints?

I sure wish there was a consumer and industrial North American manufacturer of air compressors.

Cheers,

Bill

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kobalt 232177 ~ manual needed, please

Anyone know where I can get a manual for a kobalt 232177 air compressor?

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Nov 23, 2011
Here's one...
by: Anonymous

Found one for $4.95 at:

www.needanownersmanual.com/product_info.php?products_id=204

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