Problem - now the compressor will not turn on

by Nestor Guzman
(North Bergen, New Jersey)

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 use. Tires and light tool work.

I never have it plugged in and now the compressor will not turn on.

I have no idea what could of happen as I never use this thing. Is there a fuse or cut off switch?

Can I reset the thing?
my email is nguzman@gsgnyc.com

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Bill says...

Nestor, the answer to most of your questions is yet.

Based on your post I really don't know what you have tried or have not tried in terms of getting your air compressor to run.

Why not Navigate to Compressor Issues, and click the link to Compressor Troubleshooting, and then, to Will Not Start for some tips and things to look at.

If that doesn't help, post a comment here with info on what you've tried, and we'll press on trying to solve your air compressor problem.

Cheers,

Bill

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Kobalt Oilless single stage direct drive will not consistently build pressure

by Jay Rouse
(Sun City West, AZ USA)

30 gal tank 1.5 hp

When I start the compressor it builds air pressure as it should and I normally let it build to 90 lbs.

I use the hose for a air driven function, at this point the compressor digital readout starts fluctuating on the tank pressure and the tank will not build in pressure. It may jump from 60 lbs to 25 lbs and maybe 0 lbs. The compressor runs but no pressure builds up.

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Bill says...

Jay, is "it builds air pressure as it should and I normally let it build to 90 lbs." this the normal cut out pressure setting for your compressor?

"It may jump from 60 lbs to 25 lbs and maybe 0 lbs. The compressor runs but no pressure builds up." This suggests to me that it is the digital pressure gauge that is the problem. No way can the pressure in an air compressor tank "jump" from 60 PSI to 25 PSI, and then to zero PSI, unless the time frame between the "jumping" is equal to the time necessary for the tank to bleed down the air to those levels. Does the digital pressure gauge ever "jump" up a reading?

Ignore the gauge for a moment. Shut off the compressor. Drain the tank. Start the compressor. Does it start and run up to the normal cut out pressure? Now, use your air tool, all the time ignoring the gauge readout. Does the compressed air flow to the tool? Does the tool run? Does the air compressor cut in again after you have used some air?

A comment here with more info would be good.

Cheers,

Bill



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Kobalt 241345 won't release air under pressure

by Gary J
(LaSalle, MI)

Pressure builds up and exits ok through relief valve. No air comes out through the exit line however.
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Gary, wander over to the troubleshooting section on the sitemap page, and read the page about no air out of hose.

After you check all the things referred to there, if you still have a problem, please add a comment here.

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Bill

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