My craftsman 3 gallon compressor does not build up pressure

I have a craftsman 3 gallon compressor, can I get pictures of what each part is and how to replace certain parts.


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Bill says....

Hi there. If you want pictures of parts you need to have a look at the manual for your air compressor. You indicate that it is a Craftsman, but they have many models. I have some manuals posted on this site. If yours (by model number) isn't there, contact Sears.

In terms of why your air compressor will not build pressure, please go to the TROUBLESHOOTING page and click the link to "will not build pressure". Read the issues, check what you can based on the info there, and then post your results as a comment here so we can discuss further what's what with your Craftsman air compressor.

Cheers,

Bill


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Jul 17, 2013
Head bolt torque setting?
by: Pat

What is the torque setting for the head bolts?
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There is a torque chart under troubleshooting on the sitemap page.

I do not have the specific torque settings. Another visitor might.

B.

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red water spitting out of petcock Craftsman 1.6hp 33 gallon

by Pete
(Kansas City)

I've only had the 33 gallon compressor for a month. I did the initial bleeding procedure per the manual. 2 weeks later I used the compressor for the first time and used it for around 8 hours for car suspension (mainly just impact gun to take off bolts). After use I opened the safety valve to drain air then opened petcock per manual instructions for draining and all air drained followed by a small spurt of water about the size of a dime. After 2 weeks of non use following the job, I opened the petcock today and some red liquid (assuming water)spewed out about 3 inches in diameter. I don't get it...I used the compressor once and then completely drained the air and water per the instructions. I'm assuming the red water is rust, but it's a month old tank used once and completely drained what's going on and what can I do about it? Thanks.
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Pete, that sounds like rusty water.

I don't drain the tank of water after I've bled off the pressure, I open the tank drain with pressure in the tank to make sure all the water blows out. I also wear work gloves when I open the tank drain.

Drain the tank every time you use it, and I leave the drain petcock open until I go to use the compressor again.

Cheers,

Bill

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