Campbell Hausfeld Air Compressors – Information, Manuals, Service Locations

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Campbell Hausfeld is a manufacturer of consumer, industrial, and commercial grade, low priced air compressors and related products, based in Harrison, Ohio.

This page will provide you with as much relevant information as possible, where you can seek help, download manuals and navigate existing problems and solutions available on this site.

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Campbell Hausfeld Information

Campbell Hausfeld air compressors seem to be a popular choice for the DIY and home workshop crowd as they source and purchase a home-type air compressor, and it quite probably is based on the Campbell Hausfeld very competitive price range.

The Campbell Hausfeld air compressor is available from department stores, big box stores, on line vendors, pretty much anywhere you can purchase an air compressor in North America. Their compressors are augmented by their broad range of air tools and other air accessories, as well.

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An 80 gallon Campbell Hausfeld air compressor

My last review of this line finds that Campbell Hausfeld air compressors range from fractional HP up to about 3.5 HP, with tanks ranging up to 60 gallons in size in both horizontal or vertical orientations.

They do offer limited commercial versions of their air compressors too, but their main focus seems to be the small DIY market and the small garage or repair shop compressor needs.

A 2008 listing on the forum lists that Campbell Hausfeld has made or supplied compressors for the following:

  • Campbell Hausfeld
  • CH Extreme
  • Farmhand
  • Speedaire
  • Dayton
  • Westward
  • Husky
  • Husky Pro
  • IronForce
  • Maxus
  • Power Pro

This is a user page for all things relating to Campbell Hausfeld Air Compressors. Here you will find issues and comments about this brand of compressor from folks that use them, and may have had problems or issues with their use of them.

Consider reading the information in the compressor troubleshooting section for issues and solutions common to many air compressors, things like the compressor won’t start, it blows breakers, air leaking and so on if you are having an issue with your Campbell Hausfeld air compressor.

Campbell Hausfeld Contact Information

You can, and certainly should, attempt to contact Campbell Hausfeld directly with any issues relating to their air compressors.

Campbell Hausfeld
100 Production Drive
Harrison, OH 45030
E: [email protected]

Campbell Hausfeld Air Compressor Manuals

For more, visit their website: , Click the “manuals” button, find your model number and download that manual.

Campbell Hausfeld Air Compressor Parts Available on Amazon

I have picked out some Campbell Hausfeld replacement parts readily available on Amazon. The first an OEM sourced replacement air filter.

There is also an authentic Campbell Hausfeld replacement check valve.

Campbell Hausfeld Air Compressor Troubleshooting, Problems & Fixes

More information pages and posts about Campbell Hausfeld air compressors…

Old Campbell Hausfeld Compressor Pictures

If you have any questions about Campbell Hausfeld compressors then please leave a comment below with photos if applicable to help others respond to you!

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I’m trying to identify my Campbell Hausfeld air compressor. Unfortunately the model and serial number stickers have come off. The only identifiable traits is the green color, compressor pump being a speedaire, and electric motor. If anybody can provide help it would be much appreciated.


Yeah, SpeedAire doesn’t make pumps AFAIK, they’re C-H or Champion mostly.
Anyway, let’s see if I can upload some info on what it appears to be . . . the 2z isn’t very informative, is it?
…Looks like it worked.
Have fun.

I have a Campbell hausfeld C1071080VMS 7.5hm 80 gallon compressor. Having trouble getting it to run. It’s direct wired into my box with 8ga rated wire and I’ve checked my capacitors. It will hum from the electrical junction box and that’s it. After some light tapping it managed to run very slowly for a few seconds with sparking at the start capacitors. I’m stumped and any help would be greatly appreciated. I’ve attached a few pictures that hopefully help.

I have also gone through the steps of “Air Compressor just hums”

Last edited 2 years ago by Riley Adams

Thanks for the pix.
Sparking *AT* the capacitors? Really? Where, exactly?
When checking the capacitors, you did disconnect and check each one individually?
You checked for 230V *across* the blue/red wires at the capacitor box?
I’d check that all those connections in the cap box are good, if all the caps check good.
Let us know.

I have a Campbell Hausfeld MO#HJ300200 . When it gets up to 80 psi it shuts off. I’ve tried readjusting the regulator, but it still shuts off around 80 psi. Do you have any idea what could cause this?

The regulator has nothing to do with turning the compressor on and off. That’s the job of the pressure switch. If power is flowing through the pressure switch to the motor circuit, and the compressor stops at 80 PSI with power still flowing, it’s not the pressure switch, it’s the motor capacitor or motor itself… likely.

I have a 60 gallon 5.5 hp Campbell Hausfeld upright model VT623803AJ. I have owned and used for many yrs. No extension cord, used on the same circuit during this time with no problems before. I have recently replaced the check valve and unloader valve and air filter to solve my problem. The compressor runs very sluggish when it restarts. The belt starts smoking and has thrown a breaker once or twice. if I empty the tank and restart, it runs smooth and quiet until it gets to 50 PSI. by the time it gets to 80 PSI it is… Read more »

Sounds like your belt is loose and/or shot.
Check the belt. If it has cracks or is shiny, replace it.

If it looks OK or you replace it, check tension.

Let us know how it goes. Good luck.

I was leaning more towards the run capacitor. The belt is probably due to be replaced due to age of the unit. It only struggles when coming up to pressure (between about 115 PSI – 130 PSI) before the kick off pressure is achieved.

That could also be a part of the problem. However, if the BELT is smoking, it’s too loose. I suggest you replace that before anything else. If it still struggles, but the belt does NOT smoke, then it’s something else, maybe the run cap.

Of course you could also check the run cap, and if it’s bad, get another one on order. You’re almost certainly going to need a new belt, unless this one is just loose.

Doug- Boy, I feel like an idiot. All my problems were from a warn belt. I replaced the belt yesterday and it works as it should. Thank you for the suggestion.


You’re welcome. Live and learn!
Thanks for letting us know.

I have a Campbell Hausfeld 125 psi 13 gallon 4 hp air compressor. It always worked great. One day I used it for a tire no problems. Later that day I was using it to blow out some junk and it would not go past 20 psi. Just keeps running but stays at 20. I do not notice any leaks. Is this a bad piston ring?

Howdy. Moved your post to this page. Please see: and scroll down to the pages about compressors that run and don’t build pressure. Do the checks, and if you still need help, please add a comment here. Cheers.

My C/H VT627000AJ 6.5 HP 240 volt compressor does not specify that it is a dual voltage system. The Emerson Doerr motor tag only lists it as 240 volts. I used it for years on a 220 volt circuit but have since moved to a home with no extra breaker slots to add any new circuits. The only garage outlet is 110 volts. Must the Emerson Doerr tag specify 120/240 dual voltage in order to be switched from high to low voltage? The wire connection box in the motor has the numbered terminals consistent with diagrams that might suggest it… Read more »

Steve, I’m pretty sure that jumper is to a start winding. Whether that is true or not, you are going to have to do some rewiring, or get a lower powered motor (2 actual HP, not “SPL”) and a different pulley to lower the ratio by half, which would be twice the diameter of what’s on it now, or a 1725 RPM motor with the same pulley. You can get the same pressure, slower, or less pressure a bit faster, depending on the pump. BTW, according to what I’m finding, that’s a 5 HP SPL motor, or about 4 HP.… Read more »

I have added the motor and compressor tags.

Sadly also, the fIlled breaker box is at the other end of the house in the finished basement (no easy way to run wires!)

Yeah, 2.98KW is a hair under 4HP. So that’s 6.5 “peak”. Advertising speak.
Bummer about the panel. I don’t suppose there’s another circuit in there on the other half of the phase? Maybe even the light circuit, if it’s separate.
You should check what the breaker(s) for the 120 is – hopefully 20A. And wire gauge.
Then you can figure what kind of motor you can run without burning anything up. What city is the place in?

Inver Grove Heights, MN

OK, wanted that for your electrical code. Got it . straight NEC.

Just read this article about tandem breakers:

(If interested, please copy and paste the URL into your browser. – Moderator)

Seems to be a workable solution if I was brave enough to face finished drywall from one end of the house to the other!

I was thinking about those too. Maybe there’s a path outside you could run conduit? I gather you’re not brave enough for the drywall…although it’s usually not all that hard.