The compressor stopped building pressure?

by Revello
(Bahamas)

Pancake Air Compressor, Oilless 1/3 Horsepower, 3 Gallon, 100 PSI  (photo: www.harborfreight.com

Pancake Air Compressor, Oilless 1/3 Horsepower, 3 Gallon, 100 PSI (photo: www.harborfreight.com

Had a CP pancake compressor for about a year now. Worked very well with light nailing jobs. Just recently was doing a project and the compressor stopped building pressure. The motor runs and everything seems and sounds to be running regularly but there is no build up of pressure to the tank. Is there any parts or kits that I can replace to have it work again?

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Hi Revello...

Could be a valve issue, a gasket blow out, or a couple of other things.

See the link to the appropriate page from the troubleshooting section from the site map.

I suspect there may have been a kit. Your logical source is Harbor Freight, and you will need your model and serial number ready when you contact them.

Or, find out where they send their air compressors to be fixed under warranty, if they do, and contact those folks directly.

Also, your post is now live. Maybe another visitor can direct you to parts for your compressor by adding a comment here.

Cheers,

Bill

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Looking for a handle and a regulator?

by Leroy
(Aruba)

I am looking for a handle and regulator for my central pneumatic compressor 4 hp 10 gallon 90234

Thank you.

Roy
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Roy, a handle for the compressor (to move it around) or a handle for the regulator?

You do not have to replace the Central Pneumatic compressed air regulator with OEM equipment.

Any general purpose regulator with the same size ports as yours will do and one should be available from any decent hardware store, or any outlet that sells air compressors.

The one from your compressor will likely be a mini-regulator rather than a full sized one. Take your old one with you when you go to buy the new, and get one similar in size.

Cheers,

Bill

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Replacement air filter size for Central Pneumatic Model 67708

by Scott
(Ohio)

I would like to replace the plastic air filter with a metal one. What size should I look for?
Thanks,
Scotty
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When I look at this compressor on line Scotty, it appears as though it does not come equipped with a compressed air filter as standard equipment.

So, some right thinking individual (perhaps someone who has read about air filters on this site) realizes that if you are using your air compressor regularly, it should have an air filter installed, for the good of all downstream equipment.

If the air filter you have now is a mini-size, it may actually be contributing to slower air flow down the line.

See the NPT size page to help determine what the port size is in your current filter.

Get the same port size, but in a full-sized filter. There is now down down side to upsizing your compressor air filter, as far as I'm concerned.

Cheers,

Bill

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Central pneumatic air compressor won't build air pressure?

central pneumatic air compressor won't build air pressure

oil lubricated air compressor will not build air pressure past 40psi and runs continually. when i shut it off nothing leaks out.
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Hi there. Did you get the chance to look at the things to check on your air compressor when it runs and won't build air pressure? That information is found in the troubleshooting section, under 'compressor runs but will not build pressure'.

There are typically about four things that could be the cause. Bad power supply, intake valves, pressure valves, gasket failure or piston seals.

It could also be a partially blocked intake filter, though that is not as common.

Since I don't know what you have checked, I don't know how to advise you about where you go from here to resolve your air compressor problem.

Please post a comment letting me know what you have checked so we can figure this out together.

Cheers,

Bill

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Sep 21, 2011
central pneumatic
by: Brett

Bill I am getting a lot of air blowing out the air filter holes(is that normal)and the cylinder case is to hot to touch after running for a minute. Thanks Brett

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The intake air filter hole should pull air into the compressor when it's running, not blow it out. That indicates that the intake valve is failing. All compressor pumps will get too hot to touch after a few minutes of running. Friction between the air molecules is one of the causes.

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