Unhappy with Speedaire Purchase

by Matt
(Bethlehem, PA USA)

I was very disappointed with my recent purchase of a 1NNF6 (portable 20 gal 120V) compressor when I saw that it is made in China. I ordered the same unit I got 11/2 years ago that was USA made, but it was discontinued (read "outsourced")for this Chinese model.


What is most upsetting, is I paid MORE for this one than the last one and there is a noticeable decrease in quality.

Thank you Speedaire for putting America First!!






Bill responds...

Hey Matt, I hear you.

It is very difficult these days to find anything product that isn't made in China.

However, the market place appears to be driven solely by price these days, and given that domestic workers are earning what, $20 - $30 an hour and Chinese workers(for example) might be earning $1 - $2 an hour, in response to the price driven market, the manufacturer's feel forced to buy offshore to get lower prices on their products.

I sometimes wonder, if I buy only the cheapest of everything that I need, and cheap means that it's made in another country, ultimately, how will I earn the dollars in the future to buy anything, once all of the manufacturing jobs are no longer here?

You can still buy compressors made in North America. They are usually more expensive though, and if we choose to buy only with our wallets, the manufacturer will respond by offering cheaper and cheaper off-shore products.

Tough situation, hmmmm?

Bill

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There is an air blockage

by Debbie
(Mich.)

I have a Speedaire by Dayton Air dryer model # 4xx33
There seems to be a blockage of some sort... It is not allowing any air flow.

Do you know what I can do to fix the problem? And could I get a diagram of what it looks like inside? Thank you very much.






Bill wonders...

Hey Debbie, thanks for writing in.

Nope, I don't know much about your dryer as I'm not personally on top of all of the models and types out there.

What kind of dryer is it, and how do you know there's a blockage?

Click the Speedaire link from my nav bar, and follow the guides to see if Speedaire has a depot nearby. If you get to them, I'd expect they can get you info on your unit.

Cheers,

Bill

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speedaire model 3Z493 that is blowing air out of safety valve

by john bennett
(deming,nm )

I have a speedaire model 3Z493 that is blowing air out one of the safety valve

what would cause the air to come out the safety valve on one of the compressor heads? I tried switching the valves and the problem is still on the same cylinder,any suggestions?
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John, the PRV is letting go because it is experiencing too high pressure in the line / head.

If you switched the valves, and the same problem occurs in the same cylinder, and the cylinder in question is the second of the two-stage, then I would remove, clean and replace the tank check valve, assuming that the problem is in the second cylinder. Make sure you power down and dump all the air before disassembling the tank check valve.

Bill

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