Turn on the compressor only the fan starts

by Gary

I have a Central Pneumatic Air Compressor 2.5 HP - 8 gallon, model 90385 from Harbor Freight.


When I turn on the compressor, the fan starts but the engine does not turn on.

Here's a video demonstrating the issue.
https://youtu.be/PqXgR3hYqRY

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Aug 23, 2015
bolt removed, but reverse threads :(
by: Gary

got the bolt out :) now it is hard to find since the threads are reversed...lovely!

Aug 23, 2015
bolt
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Cracked? Crud.

For a one-shot deal like this take a look at Harbor Freight's bolt remover sets, if you don't already have one.

Aug 23, 2015
thanks for the help
by: Gary

you are correct, the bolt cracked. now I need to figure out how to get it out of there and find a replacement bolt. Thanks!

Aug 16, 2015
No air
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Looks/sounds like (if you're lucky) the bolt holding the crank came loose (17 on the parts diagram).

Anyway, looks like the easiest way to check and maybe fix is to remove the crankcase cover (the part with the oil fill plug) to see what's going on.

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