Oil coming out dipstick?
Husky Pro VT631503AJ (Photo: www.auctionflex.com)
Bought an upright Model VT631503AJ Husky Pro 26 gal, 2 HP, cast iron pump, compressor---- used. It had dirty oil all over the tank top and the dipstick was loose and appears short, possibly broken---i.e., vented but with no "condenser" or oil catcher on top of dipstick vent hole. The dipstick also does not seem to fit into the hole for it. I changed the oil, replacing the quart that I drained out. Then, I cleaned all surfaces.
When I run it, oil splatters out of short dipstick. This explains why it was so dirty. It does the same thing with the air filter removed, so probably not plugged air filter. The oil in the sump looks like there are small bubbles in it.
Should there be oil splatter? Is the dipstick supposed to be vented and yet supposed to catch and return oil to the sump? If so, I will buy a new dipstick. If that is not the fix, then something more serious is happening. By the way, it sounds fine to my inexperienced ear.
Finally, thank you for your help. Jim
Hi Jim... my experience is this.
If you have not overfilled the oil sump so that the vibration of the compressor operation splashes oil out of the oil fill cap, the it seems likely to me that the piston seals are worn.
As the piston reciprocates, oil on the wall of the cylinder wicks past the seals into the air, and ultimately ends up in the tank.
If oil can get through one way, then air can get through the other, and if enough air is wicking past the piston seals into the sump it pressurizes the sump a bit, and oil flows up and out the fill tube. The oil is splattered by the compressor vibration.
If there is a cap on the fill tube, and that cap is vented, then it should work.
My money is on badly worn piston seals allow a lot of air into the sump, driving oil up the tube.
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(temple hills md)
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Hi Jeff. This kind of thing in a new air compressor drives me nuts!!
OK. Any air in the tank? If so, open the drain and bleed down to zero PSI.
You say you installed the power supply. Are you getting power to the pressure switch?
Now that the tank is zero PSI, the pressure switch should have tripped, and you should have power flowing to the motor circuit. Is this happening?
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The compressor will turn on and fill the tank. After using an air tool such as an impact wrench when the pressure gets low the pump will not turn back on to refill the tank. Have to shut it off for ten minutes and turn it back on to refill the tank.
Curtis, when the compressor reaches the cut out pressure, do you hear or see the unloader valve dump the over-piston air when the compressor shuts off?
Not sure about the unloader, see UNLOADER VALVE.
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not filling past 50psi
by bob campbell
I have a 26 gallon huskey compressor that hs an issue with only filling to 50 psi then i have to unplug for a min and plug back in to gain another 10psi . how simple is it for myself to fix the problem ? thank you bob from col. oh
What happens when the compressor gets to the 50 PSI level? Does it shut off, or keep running, but the pressure goes up no further?
Answer here as a comment if you would.