Gasoline Powered Air Compressor Issues

This page is a forum for folks that own and operate a gasoline powered air compressor. It addresses issues with air compressors that are powered by other than electric motors.

I have often said in the various postings over the years that I do not now use, nor have I ever used, any air compressor powered by other than an electric motor. As a result my contributions to postings on this subject will be limited by that lack of experience, at least as it pertains to the motor side of the air compressor. I am happy to chime in when a problem is related to the pump side of a gasoline powered air compressor, if I can help.

There is a forum on this site already to do with Tow Behind Air Compressors. I know these are not electrically powered either, but tow behinds may have some unique issues users may experience which may not necessarily have to do with gasoline powered air compressors.

will leave the forum for tow behind air compressors in place and add this one specifically for gasoline powered air compressors.

If your are asking a question about your gasoline powered air compressor, unless you upload photos, folks that may want to help cannot do so as they cannot see the compressor or the problem area.

Photos always help. With a new comment you can include up to four photos of your air compressor, so do, please, include photos so that all visitors can better understand what may be behind your gasoline powered air compressor problem and offer suggestions to help you solve your compressor problem.

Before you fill out the form with your question, why not scan the questions and answers below the form? You may find your question has been answered already.



Gasoline Powered Air Compressor Issues

Having an issue with your Gasoline Powered Air Compressor?

Here are other visitor's issues with gas powered air compressors.

Please have a look at the previous entries below. You may find a solution to your problem already posted.

Engine shuts off instead of ideling down when compressor is full 
The engine runs great until compressor gets full then the engine quits.

Sears gas 2hp b&S air comp only runs till 50 psi 
old sears gas powered air comp with a 2hp B&S engine runs till about 50 psi then engine dies. bleed off all the air and it will restarts. leave the tank …

Devilbiss engine stops running minutes after starting 
This unit has been converted from electric to gas. The engine is a 7.25 h.p. OHV BRIGGS & STRATTON. The tank and compressor are Devilbliss. Engine starts …

Engine dies trying to throttle back up 
I have a DeWalt compressor I got for free, needed a new carb, governor adjustment and regulator. It fires right up now, as long as the unloader valve …

atlas xas37513rsc has jdec warning unack? 
On a atlas xas37513rsc what does that mean ? Compressor runs until air valves are open and demand for air .then compressor shuts down .it has a John Deere …

Builds pressure to 40 PSI and shuts down  
Gas powered compressor builds to 40 psi then shuts down relieve air pressure starts back up 40 psi shuts down won't start back up unless you bleed the …

Compressor engine will not idle 
Central pneumatic 420cc engine drive wont high idle, then dies... I bought the compressor used. It will crank without much issues but will not idle …

Compressor engine wont start with drive belt on 
I have a craftsman compressor with briggs 6.5 hp. Cleaned carb,new fuel pump diaphram and engine starts in (1) pull with drive belt removed but will not …

Honda engine dies on Rolair 8422 hk20 
My Rolair 8422 dies when pressure reaches 125 psi. The engine should idle down but just shuts off. Haven't used it in about 4 years. Put a new Honda carb …

Compressor runs for few then dies  
Air compressor runs builds air and then just dies start it up again and same thing

gas powered air compressor wont start 
gas driven air compressor runs ok, and if I stop it it wont start

Gas engine backfires at high pressure 
hello i have a gas engine air compressor and the engine runs and starts fine but once it reaches a higher tank pressure (90+psi) the engine starts to back …

Gas compressor has back pressure on start. 
My 5hp gasoline engine wheelbarrow air compressor has back pressure on the compressor motor. I changed the unloader valve. I disconnected the line and …

Gas compressor unloader valve problems 
The unloader valve is not functioning properly on a gas powered air compressor. Does anyone knows how to fix this? This is a small engine.

Compressor runs fine till gage hits 150 then stops  
11 HP honda powered passlode air compressor. Runs fine till gage hits 150 then stops Compressor stops running when it reaches 150 PSI. Won't restart …

Engine keeps going and won't rest 
Engine starts kind of bugg down slowly Fill up the tank then goes into high RPM S Engine it's been tuneup Tested without the belts connected to …

After tank is full motor shuts down 
After tank is full motor shuts down The motor starts runs for about 20 seconds fills the tank and then shuts down what do you think the problem might be? …

black max gas compresser won't keep running 
black max gas air compresser. Starts fine runs for about 10 to 25 seconds. stops. Will not keep running. Has fresh fuel and carburetor cleaned???? …

Petrol engined 150L compressor engine cutting out while trying to load vessel 
My compressor has a Rednal 150L pressure vessel, Kohler command pro 6 6HP petrol engine and I believe it's an FS Curtis D-4 pump. The petrol engine …

Compressor engine won't start.  
Compressor would not start, until we noticed there was a little oil not showing in the sightglass on the compressor side. The compressor fired up right …

Compressor has bad belt slap  
I built a Devilbiss 445 with parts i had laying around. The tank is a 200 gal. Devilbiss with a right and left compressor pad, prob. set up for center …

9 gal 135 psi Wheelbarrow Compressor Will Not Start 
I have a gas powered 9 gal 135 psi wheel borrow air compressor that will not start that has not been started in a while. I have changed out the spark plug. …

Can't start engine if air pressure in tank 
can't start engine if air pressure in tank. changed unloader and check valve and still won't start I found that the check valve on my unloader was …

John Deere air compressor PRV won't hold 
Hello, I have a small John Deere portable gas air compressor. It should be reaching about 100psi but the PRV opens up at about 70. I installed …

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Can't even pull the start cord on compressor  
the compressor wont start it wont even let me pull the pull start it leaks water REALLY bad there is a fuel leak

Pilot unloader valves 
I have a pilot unloader valve with a port to attach a throttle kick-down when the compressor unloads. My engine is a "fixed governor" type engine and …

compressor engine does not stay running 
motor starts and runs for about 10 seconds, then shuts down.. new carb and gaskets, fresh fuel and new plug

gas compressor will not build air in the tank 
I have replace the unloader valve. I just replaced the valve plate and head. Starts and runs but no air going into the tank. I pulled the line from the …

5.5 Honda model- no pressure in tank. 
Air blowing out of intake and pressure in tank stops building up after about 10-15 psi. What's the fix?

unloader valve scfm rating for gas powered air compressor 
Hi, I have 2 questions 1) I have a gas compressor that has a 6.8 and 8.5 cfm rating I have found several unloader valves on line but none of them …

Having a problem using a Honda 5.5 compressor 
I have a Honda 5.5 that starts and runs great but wen you kill it will not start back for a long time what can it be.??????

Gas compressor exhaust valve leakage 
In restoring a General Supply & Leasing gas powered air compressor we are experiencing severe exhaust valve leakage to the extent that the machine never …

gas air compressor wont start gets gas ,gets spark 
gas powered air comp. wont start. It is getting spark and gas, but wont start.

gas powered air compressor won't idle down 
After the compressor builds pressure the gas motor is shut off by the govenor. ____________________ CAS, call it the governor, call it the throttle …

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