Campbell Hausfeld - Husky model motor issues?

by Kent
(Tallahassee FL)

Husky 60 gallon vertical 2012 purchase. 230v Campbell Hausfeld from Home Depot.


It seems to work fine but lately the motor is changing rpms while running.

I don't know if this is cause for alarm or not. I cannot find any other feedback with a similar issue.

It doesn't get used much. May be once a week at most.
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Well Kent, it could be a problem, or it might not. It depends on the source.

If your power supply to your Campbell Hausfeld / Husky air compressor is varying, other electrical devices pulling power at the same time for example, then that may affect the RPM of your motor.

Your run capacitor might be going wonky. The motor itself might be suspect, though that shouldn't happen in a relatively new compressor such as yours is.

If the load on the motor - the pump is slowing due to back pressure from the tank for example, than that would affect the motor RPM too.

If it is a motor problem you will need to get a motor person to look at it. I don't build them, take them apart, I only use them.

Other visitor's comment are sure welcome here.

Cheers,

Bill

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Pump valve plate?

by Warren
(Syracuse, UT)

I have a 21 year old Campbell Hausfeld compressor with a leaky valve plate. The part is obsolete.

Any ideas on dealing with this?

Can I resurface the two metal surfaces and sand smooth the valve plate and reuse it? Can I make a valve plate out of some type of material that will work? Can I resurface everything then add a pressure/heat gasket to both sides of the valve plate?

I've already spent significant money to repair this machine (probably shouldn't have bought it used, but.. here I am)and I'm beyond the point of not fixing it, now.
Thanks.
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Warren, if you pop over to the sitemap page under the section Accessories, follow the link to I made my own valve for a bit of info.

The poster of that comment is clearly quite at home in a shop. If you are too, then making your own valve plate for your Campbell Hausfeld air compressor is the way to go.

Cheers,

Bill


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VT619503AJ Pressure Switch Issue?

by Terry
(Florida)

I've had my 60 gal 6hp Campbell Hausfeld Compressor (Model # VT619503AJ) for about 15 years no and other than changing filters and pressure valve, I've never had a minutes trouble out of it.

Last night however when I was using it the safety valved popped so I went over to turn the switch to off and it didn't shut off so I ended up pulling the plug. It is supposed to turn on at 95psi and shut off at 125psi.

What I believe to be the model number of the pressure switch taken from my pressure switch is CW207579AV.

1 Phase Ratings

Volts FLA LRA
120 34 144
240 24 122

When looking for a replacement, I cannot seem to find a replacement for that exact model number on the Pressure Switch. Is there another Model number that I need to search for that will match mine. I am a little anal I suppose, so I want to make sure it is an exact replacement if possible. While at it, I want to replace the safety valve as well. If pictures or more info is needed, just let me know.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated

Thanks in advance!

-Terry
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Hi Terry...
It isn't a problem for me if you want to replace the pressures switch with the exact same model. However, given that your air compressor is over 15 years old, that might be an issue.

As long as any pressure switch has similar cut in and cut out pressures, is rated for the same voltage, can interface with the unloader valve and you can actually install it, you are good to go.

Based on your wish for an exact compressor pressure switch for your Campbell Hausfeld air compressor, what I did was put "CW207579AV pressure switch" into my browser search box, and I quickly found a source and the information that the original has been superseded by a different switch.

On my pressure switch page I suspect you will find vendors advertising too. Regardless, if you use the internet as I did, you will quickly find a source.

Cheers,

Bill



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compressor gauge reads 15 keeps running but gauge wont move

by julio
(Alabama)

my compressor will run for ever but the pressure gauge wont go past 15. only a year and a half old non oil compressor.
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Julio, your compressor has two gauges, one showing tank pressure, the other showing the pressure that you have your air regulator set at.

Assuming that you are speaking of the tank gauge as not moving, what I believe you are saying is that the air pressure in the tank rises from zero PSI when the tank is empty up to 15 PSI, and even though the compressor continues to run, the tank air pressure never goes up past 15 PSI?

If that is correct, visit the sitemap page, look under troubleshooting, and follow the links to the pages of information about air compressors that run, but do not build pressure. Some tips and checks are noted for you there.

When you've checked them out, post a comment here telling us what you found.

Cheers,

Bill

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