Oil leak in 8 gal portable Husky compressor

I have a Husky 8 gal portable electric compressor


I left it at full pressure for about 2 days -- now it leaks oil into the tank -- in fact, it leaks about 50% without running.

Any help appreciated.

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Aug 23, 2015
Compressor Oil leak
by: Bill

"I left it at full pressure for about 2 days" I take to mean that you left the compressor off with a full tank of air for two days?

That you left the tank full of air has, I believe, absolutely no bearing on the fact that your air compressor leaks oil into the tank.

In order for lots of the compressor lubricating oil to get into the tank, the piston ring(s) have to be worn severely, and as the compressor runs, oil bypasses the piston seal, gets up into the compression chamber, and is blown into the tank with the compressed air.

Your compressor needs maintenance work.

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