Need help rebuilding a pressure switch for a craftsman 106.153780
(St. Louis, MO)
Need help rebuilding a pressure switch (yes, I know it's a lot smarter to buy a new switch :-))
I just picked up an older craftsman 106.153780 compressor single stage, 2 cylinder, 230V Doerr motor.
I won't go into the gorey details, but now it runs fine but now I need to re-assemble the pressure switch. (Yes, I know that the problem was probably the unloader valve, but I hadn't found this site before I started "fixing" this compressor!?!?).
Stretching one tension spring and compressing one compression spring and holding everything in place while trying to assemble the switch is proving to be a "challenge".
I am about to try to hold everything in place with some 'bailing wire' while I assemble the switch in the housing, but was wondering if anyone knew of any 'secrets' used in the original assembly .... like, is there someplace to insert a pin to hold everything in place during assembly?
Note; I will probably buy another pressure switch, but I am just stubborn enough to figure out how to re-assemble the original!
By the way, does anyone have a recommendation for an economical replacement switch? it looks like I can spend anywhere between $12 and $150 .... there has to be a "sweet spot" in there somewhere :-)
I really appreciate all the info on this site, and all the folks who have taken the time to make inputs!