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The Central Pneumatic Model 44400 air compressor is one model of the Central Pneumatic house brand sold by Harbor Freight air compressors.
The 40400 is a small, DIY type air compressor, and appears to be manufactured off-shore for Harbor Freight with a 2 HP motor positioned on the top of an 8 gallon tank, with pull handle and wheels under the tank for easier movement.
The 40400 is oil lubricated, and must be filled with compressor lubricating oil before being run for the first time. Check the oil level in the sump by looking at the sight glass located under the oil fill plug on one side of the pump. If filled to the correct level, oil will be visible in the sight glass, and level with the center of the dot in the middle of the sight glass. Do not overfill. If you do, use the drain plub below the sight glass to drain off excess oil.
With so many questions submitted about the operation of the model 40400, it has earned its own forum page here on about-air-compressors.com. If you are looking for help with your 40400 you will find it below.
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Existing Central Pneumatic Compressor 40440 comments
Central Pneumatic Compressor 40440 – good workhorse with cheap parts, check valve seems to be
I have a Central Pneumatic 2HP 8 Gal compressor (40400) about 2 or 3 years old. I use it only about
I have a model 40400 compressor that will not turn on, what should i look for?
Need to know what the part number is and where to buy the unloader tube for a Central Pneumatic 40400
I can’t find connector to fit the compressor. I have tried a 3/8 inch and it is too big and a 1/4 inch is too small.
Where can I find a pressure regulator for the 40400? Is there a substitute that may work?
I need the part which has been circled (oval) in the photo included. According to the manual’s diagram
It’s a CENTRAL PNEUMATIC AIR COMPRESSOR 2 HP-8 GALLON model 40400
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