Porter Cable Air Compressors


Porter Cable air compressors are sold througout North America online via "certified" dealers, through Home Depots, Lowes and other factory outlets. Porter Cable seems to be primarily in the hand tool business, with air driven fastening tools a big part of their product mix.

Hence the offering of air compressors which are a necessary accessory for air tools. They do offer some garage type air compressors, with 60 gallon and 80 gallon tanks. The broad mix of air compressors seems to be portable type, mostly for jobsites.


Porter Cable air compressors

This is the forum page for Porter Cable Air Compressors. If you are having an issue with a Porter Cable air compressor this forum may provide the answers you need on issues like:

  • Porter Cable air compressor motor sparks
  • No air out of Porter Cable compressor hose
  • Air compressor makes hissing noise
  • Tank drain valve will not close
The postings further down the page have complaints, tips, suggestions and other information about Porter Cable air compressors. Please read these postings and the troubleshooting pages before adding your question using the form below.

If you have anything to add about another's Porter Cable Air Compressor posting please click the comment link on that post and add your comment or information. Then we can all benefit from your experience and advice.

As the numbers of comments added to this page grows, it gets harder to find the specific answer you are seeking so I've added a search box here for your use to help you find the information you need.

Those looking for Porter Cable air compressor manuals can access their Service Net portal through their site: www.portercable.com. You will need to know the model number of your Porter Cable compressor to find the right manual.

Or, you can download manuals that kind folks have sent in to me to upload for all to use. Click the link to download the Porter Cable compressor manual of choice to your computer. Save the download so you have it for future reference.

Porter Cable Air Compressor Manuals I have include:

  1. Porter Cable Model CP155GH8W

Cheers and thanks for your postings that help all Porter Cable compressor owners and users.

Bill

Porter Cable Compressor Issues

Having an issue with your Porter Cable air compressor?

Here are other visitor's issues with Porter Cable Air Compressors

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Blowing holes in the air hose on 2002 Type 5 compressor?  
Why do I keep blowing holes in the air hose coming off the fill tubing!! Connecting the pump to the tank on the 2002 Type 5 compressor? I've blown …

Porter cable 2005 type4 pop off valve releases at 130 lbs.  
Porter cable 2005 type4 pancake........pop off valve releases at 130 lbs. I replaced everything but the check valve. any advice?

Porter-Cable Jetstream blows fuse 
Porter-Cable Jetstream - 4.5 hp, 15 gallon, cpf4515 When I plug my compressor in, it blows a fuse on my home fusebox. there is obviously a short somewhere, …

Porter Cable C3151 Not Turning On 
I have a porter cable C3151. When it was filling itself with air I unplugged it. When I plugged it back in it would not start. What is wrong with …

Will not pump air into tires 
Pressure is there and I can push the knob at the end and get air to come out, but when I put it on the tire valve I get no air to come out and into the …

c2005 type 3 compressor not building pressure! 
I have a c2005 type 3, air compressor.. I have replaced all gaskets, pressure switch, and regulator. My compressor will build to 50 psi, and shut …

Porter Cable C2005 won't stop building pressure 
I have a 5 yr old Porter Cable 6 gal pancake compressor (C2005). Recently is started continuing to build pressure until the safety valve blew and released …

My compressor only builds pressure to 50 psi 
My twin tank porter cable air compressor won't build pressure past 50 psi....it has only been used a couple of times...it's like brand new. Sincerely …

Porter Cable C2002 compressor keeps short cycling 
I have a porter cable 6-gallon pancake compressor c2002. As I'm using the tank, most of the time it works fine, kicking on at 120 lbs and off at 150 …

porter cable c2006 pressure will not go pass 110lb 
I have a porter cable c2006 150 lb air compressor. I replace on head gasket check valve and it won't pump up past 110lb. it had a bad check valve …

CPLKC7080V2-1 blows out the "outlet tube" 
CPLKC7080V2-1 doesn't shut off at 100 but blows out the "outlet tube" We replaced the pressure switch, however did not solve the problem. Air spits …

PSI 150 releases all air at 150PSI 
The compressor fills fine up to 150 PSI then a release valve next to the gauge trips and let's all the air out. I don't know enough to call the part by …

Tank drain valve will not close due to crud 
I replaced the drain valve on my CPF6025VP PC compressor. After closing the valve, air still came out of the valve. I later removed the valve after a …

C3151-1 won't start when hot 
My porter cable compressor # c3151-1 , will pump up cold ,not start again. It draws high amps. It just started doing so recently. Capacitor ?

Adjust safety valve on Model # CPF6025VP 
Is there a way to adjust the safety valve? After I turn my compressor off and pull the metal ring on the safety valve, the valve shuts off with still considerable …

My Porter Cable keeps hissing 
My Pancake comp.(Porter Cable) keeps hissing and sounds like it wants to start up. This happens after I run it for an hour or two. It will start …

60 Gallon Porter Cable compressor won't build pressure past 60 PSI 
2 cylinder 60 Gallon Porter Cable, one cylinder works fine, draws air in the intake properly the other cylinder blows air out the intake. I have disassembled …

CPF23400P-2 has watery black discharge 
My Porter Cable Model CPF23400P-2 4.0 Gallon 135PSI compressor My compressor starts to blow a watery black discharge out of the line after it has …

Concern about regulator on CFFN250N 
I have a CFFN250N. It will automatically shut off at the preset of about 120 psi. The regulator will not set to a lower psi. I have replaced the regulator …

Compressor shuts off but air continues to escape 
Porter Cable 150 psi 6 gal bisket compressor shuts off but air continues to escape What's causing the air to continue to escape after compressor shuts …

Porter Cable pancake runs over 150 and blows prv 
Hi. It started with the regulator hissing and the compressor trying to build as it leaked from the area around the regulator. I carefully inspected …

how do you adjust the regulator on a cpf6025vp compressor 
how do you adjust the regulator on a cpf6025vp compressor? Compressor Mod: CPF6025VP Motor Mod: 5KCR49TN2403X. Compressor motor does not stop. …

Porter-Cable CPF6020 Type 0 trips breaker when restart attempted 
Looking for some help, please. Have replaced the pressure switch w/unloader valve, the start capacitor and tank check valve but will not restart after …

Air leaking from round hole in cylinder head 
Air leaking from round hole in cylinder head. How come?

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Porter CCPL6025 Trips Breaker at cut off  
I have a Porter Cable CPL6025. It runs fine filling the tank till it reaches cutout, then trips the breaker. You can drain the tank and reset the breaker. …

job boss trips breaker 
I have a job boss 1.6 4 gal it starts and runs until the pressure is reached shuts off, but it trips the breaker in my house. Any clues what to check …

Porter Cable C2002 leaking air 
After changing the check valve the compressor still leaks from the cylinder head!

P/cable CFF250N on off switch not working. 
P/Cable cff250n on-off manual switch, when in the off position when I plug it in, compressor runs, stops at 135psi. Will not shut off manually. Thanks,GB …

Porter Cable compressor has a leak 
I have a pinhole leak in the lower tank of my Porter cable CPF23400S-2. What is best way to fix this issue? Thanks, Ed

Porter Cable compressor with Campbell Hausfeld motor? 
I have a campbell hausfeld 3 gallon compressor, and I acquired a porter cable 17 gallon tank with no compressor on it. Can I retrofit the 2 compressors …

Starts good but motor binds quickly after that 
Own 4 gallon porter cable compressor. Starts easily motor binds about 5 seconds later

Porter Cable C2006 no sound at all and won't start 
Porter Cable C2006 Type 4 was working fine but now won't start at all. There are no sounds at all. I have checked circuit breaker, made sure switch was …

air pressure will not build past 60 psi  
the tank air pressure will not build past 60 psi, and the regulated pressure will not go past 60 as well. bought the tank new ran for 2 years.. 5 days …

Ran Porter Cable with bleed valve open - now no pressure 
I ran my Pancake style porter cable compressor with the bleed valve open. I blew something and it now runs but does not pressurize. How can I diagnose …

Porter Cable will not start at all. 
the compressor worked yesterday, i went to use it today and it will not start at all. porter cable 150 psi pancake two years old and not used much at …

porter-cable model cfbn125a not shutting off 
Hi Bill, I have 6 gallon porter-cable model cfbn125a compressor and just recently see very little pressure on gauge and the unit continues to run without …

Porter Cable cplc7060v reset switch trips at 30PSI 
I have an Porter Cable cplc7060v Air compressor that my father left me. At 30 PSI the motor bogs down and trips the reset switch that is on the side …

Belt keeps breaking 
I replaced the belt and when I started the compressor it ran fine, building pressure to 100psi when it suddenly began making a loud knocking noise and …

Motor runs but tanks don't pressurize  
I have the electric 4 gallon Porter Cable compressor (piston/oil)that tipped over while running. It stopped pressurizing immediately, but the motor kept …

Porter Cable pancake compressor will not build pressure 
Hi my porter cable 6 gal pancake compressor type 2 only builds to 40 psi and won't shut off , any suggestions ? thanks ,

Porter Cable 60 gallon air compressor getting too noisy  
60 gallon oil less compressor is about 8 years old still builds air but slower than before. the problem is it is getting too noisy to run in the garage …

Compressor makes a knocking sound and then dies.  
I have a porter cable pancake compressor for about 10 yrs. I turned it on the other day and it sounded like something was stuck knocking in the fan …

porter cable pancake compressor blows line to tank 
porter cable pancake compressor. 135 psi 2.6scfm @90psi 2hp 6 gal. Keep blowing rubber air line from compressor to tank. It heats up and blows the line …

porter cable cpf23400s-3 compressor tripping breaker on startup 
I am trying to help a friend of mine get this compressor working. It appears to start slowly and then as the motor spools up a little faster it trips the …

Porter Cable c2006 type 3 compressor will not turnover 
I have a Porter Cable C2006 Type 3 pancake compressor that is having trouble turning over to refill the tank when the pressure goes down to 90psi. …

Porter Cable air regulator seems stuck 
My Porter Cable pancake compressor has worked fine for a couple of years - but I just took it out to use today and the regulator dial seemed stuck at 160 …

model #cffn205n will not run 
I have a porter cable model #cffn205n, it will not come on at all

6gal 150 porter cable regulator knob will not turn 
6gal 150 porter cable pressure regulating knob will not turn on a brand new compressor.

Porter Cable C2002 Type 7 pressure switch problem 
Changed out safety switch with new part ordered thru ereplacements compressor will not shut off at preset 150 psi. Have to manually shut off so it …

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Humming Porter Cable air compressor problem solved 
Porter Cable 26 gal vertical would not start. It hummed before tripping the breaker. A wire to the start solenoid was broken near the connector. …

Is pressure switch working on my Porter Cable C2000 WK 
On my Porter Cable C2000 WK,(purchased in Oct 2004) the pressure switch lets the motor run until the pressure reaches 150psi. I thought it use to stop …

Porter Cable model C7550 air compressor will not start 
Hello, I have a Porter Cable C7550 air compressor. It has a 230V 1phase motor. I have the belt disconnected and the motor still does not turn under …

Porter Cable compressor tank has air but no regulated air pressure 
porter cable 150 psi oiless compressor tank. Will build air tank pressure to 150 psi but has no regulated pressure. _____________________ Jimmy, when …

Porter Cable compressor CPF6025VP blowing breakers 
I have a 6 hp Porter Cable, model # CPF6025VP that I have been using connected to the same outlet for 12 years with no problems. Now, it recently started …

Porter Cable compressor motor will not immediately start 
My porter cable compressor is not starting immediately. I can hear the motor kick on -- but often it sounds as if the motor is "stuck." When it does …

Porter Cable pancake air compressor started smoking 
Its probably 10 years old i was using it and it started smoking and just quit...is it fixable? ______________________ Sure it is. The question really …

Porter Cable air compressor fell over and now will not start 
My compressor was running fine, filling the tank when it vibrated off of a curb and fell on it's side. I was inside, away from it for no more than …

Porter Cable air compressor brushes spark 
porter cable 150psi compressor brushes spark and wear away with in minutes of new ones being installed. terriable smell like burnt wires. i was given …

Porter Cable air compressor fills but will not shut off 
My compressor fills to 150 but does not trun off. I put in a new pressure switch and a new relief plug because I thought it may be leaking. Still keeps …

My Porter Cable air compressor will not run 
porter cable pancake style comp. I have power all the way to the on/off switch, but it wont come on. what could it be? ____________________ Bill says... …

Air leaks from regulator when I turn the pressure down 
Its a porter cable pancake compressor and not very old and has,nt been used all that much. But its been leaking for a while now and I don,t know what the …

Porter Cable air compressor has leaking air 
I hve a CGBN125A-3 Portor Cable that has developed a leak and removed the cover to inspect which makes it impossible to run the unit to test for leaks. …

Porter Cable air compressor turns on but will not turn off... 
have a porter cable electric air compressor 150 psi, it turns on but won't turn off when it's suppose to and also when it's running it sounds like it has …

No Air pressure at tools, air in tank? 
Bill, I have a Porter Cable 6 gal pancake compressor about 2 years old. Runs great builds up pressure 150 lbs on the tank side but the regulated guage …

Is Porter cable air compressor big enough 
HELLO, I have a porter cable pancake style air compressor, specs are : 150 psi max 6 gallon tank 2 hp 2.6 scfm @ 90 psi I want to run a sand blasting …

Porter cable 150 PSI compressor won't shut off. 
My type 5, 6 gallon compressor was tripping the pressure relief valve when it reached about 155 psi and the motor would keep running. I just replaced …

135 psi, 4 gallon, stacked compressor won't run 
I unhooked the hose from the compressor while it had pressure on it, it discharged some air, and now it won't run. (Per the troubleshooting pages about …

Porter cable jetstream 150 psi slow to fill 
It took long time to reach 150 psi?? (Please see: http://www.about-air-compressors.com/compressor-will-not-build-pressure.html - and after reviewing …

Porter Cable C2002 maintenance issues 
I have a Porter-Cable C2002 type 5 that won't shut down when it reaches 150 like it should. I replaced both gauges, pressure switch, pressure relief …

Help wiring caps on Porter cable cpf6025vp-1 
I took pictures before disconnecting the start and run capacitors to test them because the compressor was getting hard to start and sometimes throwing …

CFFR350B (4.5 gal) regulator keeper nut is stripped 
Regulator rebuild kits do not come complete with adjusting bolt (and brass keeper nut). Mine is stripped and since the nut is a very specific item …

Locating the unloader valve on CPF23400S 
Hello Bill, I've learned a lot from your website and appreciate the support you provide. As others have experienced, my unit builds pressure but …

Porter Cable compressor gauge 
porter cable compressor after rebuilding the regulator the pressure gauge only goes to 40 then it drops down to 0 will still working please help ________________ …

Porter Cable compressor gauge reads zero 
Porter cable. My Pressure gauge reads zero while air tank gauges reads is full but No pressure. So what would be going on there? ________________ By …

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Porter Cable C3550 air gauges do not read the same ... 
My compressor is a porter cable c3550. The gauge on the pressure switch is reading 90 psi while the gauge on the front by the regulator is reading 160psi. …

Porter Cable air compressor has no air out of hose 
very slow when filling any tires. Gauge at 135 psi and hose gauge at 120 psi. tried lowering hose gauge and still no luck. impossible to get past about …

Porter Cable brand "Job Boss" constantly runs and keeps building pressure until I turn it off manually. 
I have a Porter Cable brand "Job Boss" 1.6 HP 4.5 gallon oiless air compressor. The minute I turn the compressor on it will constantly run and keeps building …

Porter Cable compressor not getting air to the outlet 
There is not air being discharged. The tank pressure is full but I am not getting any pressure through the regulator. I have a porter cable C2002WK …

drainage valve won't completely close 
I can't find a point where tightening or loosening the drainage valve under the tank completely seals it, so when I run teh compressor it won't build beyond …

Use lock tite on valves in Porter Cable compressor... 
Do I need to use lock tite on the screws that hold the reed valves in place on the valve plate on a Porter Cable air compressor. ____________________ …

150 PSI Porter Cable compressor doesn't stop 
is running not stop i have to turn of to stop. plz alp,, ________________________ Hello Marcell. From the sounds of it, I think you have a pressure …

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