model 106-171941 not building pressure

by Wolfgang Dunker
(Jamestown NY USA)

not building pressure 40 - 50 lbs max - model 106-171941 220 volt


it will not building pressure 40 - 50 lbs max - model 106-171941 220 volt
It starts fine until it gets to 40 to 50 lbs then it vacillates (runs slow / fast) and will not build pressure.

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Nov 24, 2016
120/240 model 106-171941
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Glad to help.

Sometimes when you find yourself flogging a problem, it's a good idea to start over with the basics.

I hope you'll get painless good service from your unit for a long time.

Nov 22, 2016
Yes you are correct
by: wdunker

I checked the voltages and found the problem was incorrect wiring. Changed the connections and everything works perfectly now. Thank you so very much for all your help.

Nov 19, 2016
@WDUNKER
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Yes. But those can be wired a couple different ways.

Have you verified that the 220 is actually reaching the motor? It's possible there's only 120.

Nov 19, 2016
model 106-171941 still need an answer
by: WDUNKER

220 - Its hooked up to where my dryer was and the breaker is 220

Nov 18, 2016
106-171941 not building
by: Doug in s.d.ca

At this point, I gotta ask -

Is it getting 220, or 120V or something else??

Please verify at the motor or close to it.

Nov 18, 2016
Stiil looking for an answer ?
by: WDUNKER

Doug in s.d.ca or Bill
The start/run capacitor tested out fine. The belt is tight but the problem persists. What else could cause the problem ?

Nov 17, 2016
model 106-171941 not building pressure
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Wolf -

If the speed of the motor is changing, then the motor may have a bad centrifugal switch.

That's the next thing I'd look for, assuming you've verified the belt tension.

Nov 17, 2016
still need an answer
by: wdunker

The start run capacitor was tested and in perfect condition. What else could cause the problem?

Oct 08, 2016
CAPS vs capacitors
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Wolfgang,

Sorry for the confusion. I should have spelled out capacitors at least once.

I take it you got it fixed?


Oct 07, 2016
You are correct the CAPS are the problem
by: Anonymous

You are correct the CAPS are the problem !

Oct 06, 2016
model 106-171941 caps
by: Bill

What Doug is referring to are the motor caps, or rather, capacitors.

Please see the page on this site that explains what they are and what they do, and then see the page that explains how to test them.

Oct 05, 2016
Caps?
by: W. M. Dunker

What "Caps" are you referring to?

Oct 01, 2016
model 106-171941 not building pressure
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Sounds like perhaps two problems.

One is check you don't have loose pulleys on the motor or pump, and that the belt tension is proper.

Yours probably shouldn't move more than an inch with finger pressure in the middle of the belt.

If that's all good, and you still have trouble - time to check the caps. One or both is probably bad.

Have fun.

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