Sears 919.152921 - blowes the filter out

Sears 4 hsp 25 gal, I have just replaced the rod, cylinder sleeve, squirrel cage & gaskets. When I start it instead of it building up pressure, it blowes the filter out. I'm I right that the motor is running in reverse?

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If you are speaking of the intake filter that is blowing out, I would suspect that the intake valve has failed.

Bill

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Old Sears air compressor - how to supply power

by Justin
(OH)

I was given a sears air compressor Model # 106173781. It looks brand new and I was told it runs great. I need to hook up a 220 outlet in my garage.

I have a Block D breaker box with enough space for a two pole breaker. I am not sure how many amps the air compressor pulls. I need this info in order to buy the correct breaker and wire.

I have never added a breaker to a box before.

I have a healthy respect for electirc and have done electrical work before. How do I do this and what will I need?

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Bill says....

Justin, there should be a plate on the motor that provides that information for you.

By your own admission, you are a newbie at adding breakers. Though the process is simple, care must be taken as with 220 VAC, you make a mistake, you won't get a second chance.

If there is no motor plate, what I would do is take the motor to a shop for testing and they can do an analysis to determine amp pulls etc.

Cheers,

Bill

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sears craftsman - transporting sideways?

by brian
(chino california)

33 gal electric oil free 6hrs start 2hrs run 110 power when transporting to destination 4hours, can i lay my upright compressor horizontly?

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Bill says....

You can do anything you want to your compressor.

I don't know how Sears feels about it.

In my opinion, since it is oil-less, and the crud in the bottom of a typical oil sump isn't there to contaminate the workings, and if I made sure that all components were secured so they wouldn't shake or damage in transit, I would do it.

But that's just me. :-) I can't speak for Sears! Good luck.

Cheers,

Bill

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