Where is the serial number on Husky TA-2530B air compressor

by Mike Kotan
(Kingman AZ USA)

Husky air compressor Model TA-2530B

Husky air compressor Model TA-2530B

Have looked all over the unit and the only number that may be a serial number is listed as FN# xxxxxxxx, Could the 8 digit FN number be the serial number?


I have called Husky's 800 number and they could not help me.
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Wait a minute. You called the Husky compressor help number and they couldn't tell you where the serial number on their own compressor is? My goodness!

I guess I would have to decide what part you wanted the serial number for, Mike. It is likely that they do not have a serial number for the whole assembly. If they are typical, these compressors are assembled from parts that are supplied to most of the other brands of air compressors too, and as such, you would look for the part serial number as opposed to the whole asssembly number. Make sense?

What part(s) are you trying to find?

Cheers,

Bill

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Apr 12, 2014
Serial Number
by: Mike

I just purchased it new from Home Depot (HD) and I would like to add it to my household inventory list for insurance purposes. Is it possible that the 8 digit 'FN' Number is what they refer to as the serial number?

What even makes this more interesting is that when I purchased it (sealed carton) and brought it home and opened it much to my surprise it was previously opened and resealed by someone and sold as new at HD. The unit already had the oil in it and the bolts that affix the wheels were missing along with the users guide. I did call HD and report this to the store manager who suggested I return it but the HD is not within a few miles driving distance, maybe I will have to schedule another day trip to my local HD when time allows.

Mike
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Mike, what I do for insurance is take a digital photo of the item and add it to a file on the computer. But then, you have to have a backup off premise so that if the computer goes missing, you don't lose your files.

So sure, use the FN number. As long as you've got the bill from HD to back it up.

I, too, live a long way from my local stores, and it irks me no end when the cost of providing service to new items I buy is downloaded to me, making me drive the long distance to get to the store.

I am also thinking that the FN in the number might stand for fabrication number, and if so, would call up a b of m for all parts used to assemble this air compressor. I cannot understand why this info isn't available from Husky, unless the FN number is of HD's making, in which case, Husky would have no idea what that was... still, they should be able to help.

Good luck with this.

Bill

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Air is forced out of PRV on my Husky air compressor

(Husky Pro / 30 Gallon / 2.0 HP / 135 Max PSI)

(Husky Pro / 30 Gallon / 2.0 HP / 135 Max PSI)

(Husky Pro / 30 Gallon / 2.0 HP / 135 Max PSI)

It all started with air leaking from the unloader, at the pressure switch. I purchased a new pressure switch. A new unloader assembly was included. I replaced the old switch & installed the new unloader. I started the compressor & let the tank fill. When the tank was full, the pressure switch would not trip (shut off) as it's supposed to. Instead, the PVR opened. However no leak was detected at any point in the unloader assembly.

I disassembled the check valve assembly & found a bad check valve.

So, I replaced the compressor's check valve. Again, after filling the tank, the PVR opened again. And no leak detected.

I'm about ready to pull my hair out. Can anyone shed some light on this?
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Sorry you had to buy a new pressure switch.

Compressed air blowing out the unloader valve when the compressor is running usually means the unloader valve has failed. If air is blowing out the unloader valve when the air compressor has stopped, then it is most often a failed tank check valve that is the cause of this.

Air blowing out of the PRV at a lower pressure than the normal cut off pressure of the compressor typically means the PRV has failed and needs replacement.

If the PRV is OK, then as to your new pressure switch, I suspect either the switch is installed incorrectly and isn't cutting power when it should, or it has a too high cut out pressure setting, or it has failed.

There isn't enough information about the pressures in the tank when the problem occurs to be specific.

Cheers,

Bill

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Apr 07, 2014
Got it running right!
by: Anonymous

Hello Bill.

Thank you for posting my dilema.

Well, it turns out that after replacing the pressure switch, the check valve, & the unloader valve, I found that the PRV was bad. (Actually, all of the parts needed replacing.) So, I found a place that carries that part, spent another $12.00, and wah-lah! Success!

I forgot to mention that the tank max pressure is rated 175 psi. If you looked at the picture, you'll see two gauges. The gauge on the left (the "out" pressure) was set too high. I adjusted down to about 75 psi. I turned it on, and it ran like a champ, shutting off by itself, like it's supposed to.

Hopefully, this posting can save someone the trouble of having to figure out the solution to the same problem I was having.

Thanks again Bill!

-Mike
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You are welcome. Glad you got your compressor running properly.

B.

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wl660900aj is slow to build air when hot

by clyde
(athen ga usa)

my 26 gallon husky upright air compressor model no. wl660900aj is slow to build air when hot seems fine when cold any suggestions
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There are many reasons why an air compressor will be slow to build pressure Clyde, and many of those are covered on the troubleshooting page about just this issue.

Based on what you have written, I'd suggest that as your compressor heats up that it develops a gasket leak between intake and high pressure sides of the pump, and this slows the pressure buildup.

That your compressor takes longer to fill means that the pump gets hotter, and I believe that the hotter it gets, the bigger the leak might get, to the point where - one day - your air compressor may not reach cut out pressure at all and just keep running.

If I'm right then you need to tear down the pump and replace the gaskets. At the same time, if you can locate a valve plate, I'd replace that too, if this were my air compressor.

Cheers,

Bill

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Apr 01, 2014
slow air
by: Doug in s.d.ca

It may already be too late, but it's probably worth checking the torque on the head bolts. If they are either too tight or too loose, it can cause some warping, and thus leaks.

If the gasket is OK, that might be all you need.

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