Honda motor stalls after filling tanks to about 60 pounds of air
When I start my compressor, the honda motor runs great until the tanks get to about 60 pounds. Thats when the motor begins to strain and then finally quit altogether. Can you please provide me with direction? Thank you, ned
Ned, when a gas compressor runs, and the air in the tank reaches cut out, the controls usually "unload" the engine to allow it to rev down until pressure in the tank drops to cut in, and the controls rev the engine up again.
If you have a mechanical issue back loading the motor to the point where, at 60 PSI in the tank, the motor stalls, then you need to identify where the overload is coming from. Plugged check valve going into the tank, maybe? Pump itself overheating and starting to seize?
Or, it could simply be a maladjustment of the unload / throttle controls.
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Emglo model AM78HC4 humms, won't run. (overheat?)
Emglo hot dog style air compressor
I have a Emglo model AM78HC4 compressor. In the winter it is sluggish to start after sitting in the cold garage. To solve this I usually bring it into the house for an hour or so or shoot it with a hair dryer for a minute. After this is starts and runs no problem.
Recently I brought it inside and set up a hair dryer pointing at the motor from about a foot away. I answered the phone rang and the hair dryer ended up being on for about 5 minutes.
I took it to the garage and it started great but only ran for about a minute.
Now it won't start and just has a humming sound for a few seconds until the reset button pops. Did I overheat it with the hair dryer and what can I do now? Thanks.
Travis, it is possible you overheated it, and I cannot tell from your post at what the heater was pointed.
So, a humming motor suggests a power issue. If nothing else has changed in how you use your Emglo, and if the unloader works when the compressor reaches cut out (hard to check when it won't run, I know) then if this were mine, I'd be checking the start capacitor.
emglo air mate motor sits and hums?
I have a emglo air mate....it loads up to 118 but when used and falls to cut in pressure it tries to start but the motor wont rotate.....if I give it a spin it rotates.....
Two things come to mind.
Empty the tank, close the drain, start the compressor and let it come up to cut out pressure. Monitor the unloader valve and make sure that it works.
Post a comment here with your findings. If the unloader doesn't work that likely is your problem.
If it does work OK, and you are not using an extension cord on the compressor, and this just started - make sure the intake filter is clean, and then check your start cap.
sieze up compressor
Gas power , starts runs, untill warm, gets hot, compressor seams to sieze up?
How long does it run before it "seizes" up?
What is the air temperature when you are using it?
What pressure is in the tank when it seems to seize?
Have you made sure that there is oil in the sump?
What is getting warm, the gas motor or the pump, or both?
It would be useful if you could give me your answer(s) as a comment here, so that I can follow our discussion as we try to figure out what is happening (or not happening) with your air compressor.