Should I use this Ingersoll Rand 5 HP Compressor

by chuck
(rapid city sd united states)

Ingersoll Rand 5 HP Compressor

Ingersoll Rand 5 HP Compressor

I bought this 5hp 60gallon single stage a year or so ago.


Started twice after hooking it up and when i was using it for the third time i smelled oil but thought nothing of it because before using it i checked the oil and it looked clear.

While in use the air filter flew off so i shut it off and left it where it was.

What happened only used it 3 times. Is there a warranty?

Should i put the air filter back on and keep using it. help

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Jun 26, 2016
Ingersoll Rand 5 HP
by: Bill

You are welcome. Good luck with it, and no inconvenience, every question brings some sort of compressor troubleshooting answer that often helps many more folks than just the one asking.

Jun 25, 2016
Whew, figured it out, sorry for the inconvenience.
by: chuck

I didn't want to break it so i didn't tighten the air filter down enough and so i did this time. Can't explain why the oil was black after only three starts but changed it any way.
thank you for your time and concern
chuck

Jun 17, 2016
Use this Ingersoll Rand 5 HP Compressor
by: Bill

I guess the first thing that comes to mind when I read your post Chuck is, did you follow the break in instructions? Not breaking it in may be leading to the problems you are experiencing with this IR compressor.

Is there a warranty? You don't say where you acquired it. This compressor is available from Home Depot among others, and I expect their warranty is one year, but cannot tell you for sure. Ask the folks from whom you purchased it.

Air filter fell off? If the intake filter wasn't threaded on properly, which may have been the case for a new compressor, it falling off wouldn't concern me. If air is coming back out of the intake port, that's a problem.

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