old champion compressor bleeds out air
by Jake Neilson
Hi Bill, what I mean by air bleeding is that as soon as it hits 150psi and kicks off, it goes PSSHHHHH and air shoots out a small screened fitting pointing towards the ground underneath where small air line comes from head, on side opposite pulley. I will enclose a couple pictures one of me pointing at the screened fitting where the air comes out. sory for poor quality, thanks again!!
Jake, thanks for the photo. The "PSSHHHHH" you hear is the compressor unloading. If you aren't sure about what that is, have a read of the UNLOADER VALVE page on this site.
If air continues to leak out of this vent after the compressor stops, then it's coming from your tank, and that means that the check valve, that is supposed to keep air in the tank when the compressor stops, is leaking.
old champion twin cylinder pump bleeds air out after shutoff.
by Jake Neilson
it is a late 1950s twin cylinder champion pump with a 2hp champion motor on a 60 gal horizontal tank. Fills tank builds to 150psi, kicks off and air starts bleeding out from screened relief valve? once it drops to 115psi pump kicks back on. if I unplug it at any point when pump stops, valve bleeds tank empty. Whats going on????
Jake, I don't know for sure what this is: "bleeding out from screened relief valve".
My first thought though is for you to dump the air and pull the line into the tank to make sure that the check valve is not leaking.
Often, when air bleeds out from a compressor when it's stopped it's because the check valve that is supposed to keep air in the tank when the compressor is off, is not seating properly, or has failed.
Check that out if you would, and then post here as a comment if we need to talk some more.
CHAMPION PNUEMATIC MODEL# OE4080 S/N# 70346
by CHET FOX
(ELKHART, IN )
I need help with this project I have a 250 GALLON AIR TANK WITH A GENERAL ELECRTIC 2 HP CAPACITOR S/N# 5KCS224XB1OA 60CYCLES SINGLE PHASE 115/230
SERVICE 1.20 CODE j, nema class design L. WHAT I NEED TO KNOW IS... ON THIS GE MOTOR WITH OUT A PRESSURE SWITCH ON THE TANK, YET. (SUGGEST A VACUM 150PSI OR WHAT, AND WIRING DIAGRAM FOR FOR HOOK UP TO IT AND THE POWER CONTROLS T1 AND T2 TERMINALS ON THE BREAKER SWITCH???)
DOES THIS TYPE OF SINGLE PHASE MOTOR RUN ON 220 V? IF SO WHAT 110 RED WIRE AND 110 BLACK WIRE HOOK UP TO WHICH TERMINAL (T1 & T2) AND GROUND GOES TO BOX FRAME???
I PUT THIS AIR COMPRESSOR IN MY GARAGE 2 YEARS AGO AND I JUST GOT TO THIS PROJECT MORE RECENTLY. I AM NOW WANTING TO GET IT WORKING IF I CAN.. IT WORKED IN A BODY SHOP WHEN I GOT IT. IF I HOOK UP THE ELECTRIC AND IT RUNS I CAN THAN ATTACH MY GALVANIZED PIPE AND BINKS WATER AND AIR FILTER , AND INLINE AIR PRESSURE CONTROL AND A 100 FEET OR SO AIR LINE FOR PNUEMATIC TOOLS AND AUTO REPAIR PAINTING. THANK YOU OH YES... CHAMPION IS FIXING ME UP WITH AN AIR FILTER ASSEMBLY FOR 35 DOLLARS, FILTERS ARE ONLY 4 DOLLARS AFTER THAT. I would like to locate a breaker switch control panel surface place, too. Thanks.... CHET! ; )
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Champion compressors - i shut my compressor down released the pressure...
(mt pleasant pa)
i shut my compressor down released the pressure changed the oil went to turn it back on and nothing??
all i know is that its a 35 hp champion recip. 2 cyl 4 stroke.
all i did was shut it down for an oil change and released the moisture. upon completion i turned the breaker back on and nothing. the breaker is the way i always shut it down. and every morning it fires right up. why is this any different?
Walter, check your manual about oil level sensors for your compressor. They may shut down if the oil level is too low, and, if you have changed the oil, perhaps the sensor either isn't reading it, or the sensor may be toast.
Does your compressor have an oil level sensor?