IR will not build pressure.brand new
brand new ir compressure and will not build any pressure they sent me 23191877 valve&gasket kit but no directions or specs for torque(spelling?)looked at book and there is 2 valves???????????wtf?
Al, it's odd, but I guess not unheard of, that a brand new air compressor won't build pressure.
I don't know anything about your air compressor from your post. If it's oil lubed, you would likely have had to add the oil when you got it home?
Compressors are, as you now know well, noisy. It is difficult to hear an air leak from a fitting or tank drain on a running compressor. Take pains, then, to check the tank drain is closed. On some new compressors they ask you to run the compressor for a period of time with the tank drain open as a compressor break in process. If yours asked that, did you close the drain?
Pull the air inlet filter and feel if there is suction when the compressor is running. There should be.
If you must tear it down, do so carefully both in terms of reassembly, or identifying the location on the compressor of the replacement parts you received.
Know, as again you have found out, that many mass-market, low cost compressors, have no North American support, and they truly are made to use and then throw away.
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Ingersoll Rand blowing breakers
I have an Ingersoll Rand 80gal 230V, 5hp two stage reciprocating compressor. The Model # is 2340N5-V. When it turns on, it appears to be struggling to come up to speed, then it blows the breaker. I also see some sparks coming from the vents in the front of the motor. The compressor is less than 3 yrs old, but out of warranty. It also gets light duty, home use.
I checked the pump to see if it was load related, but the pump can be turned by hand with normal resistance. I hadn't disconnected the belt, so the motor turns easily as well.
I thought it might be the starting caps. On visual inspection, they have no bulging and appear in good shape.
I suspect this is motor related, maybe brushes. But with so few hours on it, this is an unusual failure.
Thoughts or suggestions???
Sparks coming out the front... hmmmm? It sure sounds like a motor problem to me. Flat spots on the brushes from sitting idle, maybe?
IR COMPRESSOR SHUTS OFF WHEN IT GETS HOT
IR COMPRESSOR M# SSRUP630-150 AFTER RUNNING THE COMPRESSOR GETS HOT AND SHUTS DOWN AND WILL NOT START BACK UP UNTIL IT COOLS DOWN.
What's getting hot on your compressor, I expect, is the motor. It has a thermal overload to shut it off if it reaches temperatures that are dangerous to it.
The motor is getting hot because it isn't getting enough voltage, it's wearing out, the run capacitor is failing, or there is a mechanical issue with the compressor that is overloading the motor. These are the usual culprits.
If the problem just started, is there anything else that's been added to the same electrical circuit that might be siphoning off voltage?
IR 575 v air compressor at home?
(Oakville, Ontario, Canada)
A friend of mine is giving me an IR 575v air compressor and I would like to know what I would have to do to use it at home. It's only 2 months old with an 80 gallon tank.
That's all I know at this stage. I hope that's enough.
Paul, at the risk of being trite, you need to have a 575V power supply, unless you plan on changing the motor.
And, I suspect you will not be able to get a 575V feed via a home wiring system. Check with Ontario Hydro or your local electrician.
If you get the power to it so that it will run, I suggest you start reading the Plumbing pages for information on how to get it working, as far as your air supply goes.
Cheers, and good luck. Oh, and I've wandered the lake shore in Port Credit a number of times. Nice part of the world.