Identifying Kobalt Compressor Models – Identifying Old Air Compressors

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Having an issue identifying a Kobalt air compressor model? This article will provide you with tips on how to identify an older air compressor in order to try to source parts, find a compressor manual, or just get some online guidance on proper use and so on.

This page will also provide an opportunity for readers to post photos of their old air compressors so that someone can help identify them!

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Tips on How to Identify Kobalt Compressor Model

Identifying a Kobalt compressor model, for whatever reason, here are some tips in the following table.

StepTip
Check the backside of the tankTo see if there’s a stamp that lists the year that the compressor was produced. If only the manufacturer name is present, do a google search of the brand compressors.
Look for patent numberTypically along the side of the compressor, this will be near the name of the manufacturer on older compressors.
Run a search on the patent numberSearch google patents as this will provide you with basic information on the model including the manufacturer and issue date
Upload images of the compressor to a forumE.g. like this page where other compressor connoisseurs are likely to recognize the model and can help
Tips on How to Identify Kobalt Compressor Model Table

For further information on this topic, visit our Identifying An Older Air Compressor – Serial Numbers, Photos & Antique Air Compressor Identification guide here!

Reader Questions & Responses

Identifying Kobalt Compressor Model – Locating Serial Number

Question

I am unable to locate the serial number on my 8-gallon Kobalt electric air compressor model #0300841.

Kobalt model 0300841 air compressor
Kobalt model 0300841 air compressor

Response

Many of these things ( DIY compressors ) don’t have one.

If you’re looking to record it for the manual, just put your receipt there.

Question

Can’t find the serial number is it okay to keep receipts?

Response

The serial number is useful when trying to find parts or services for a specific air compressor. The receipt is typically required when a compressor is being returned for warranty work.

In both cases, how you log your serial number or receipt is up to you. Keep whatever information you need for your compressor to be sure that you have proof of the date of purchase for warranty or to return a defective compressor.


Please leave a comment below if you’re able to help identify a Kobalt compressor, or if you have a question yourself, with photos if applicable, so that someone can help you!

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I’ve got 3 gallon Kobalt. I’m looking for the model number so I can order parts for the compressor. I think the model number is 0200382. Is that correct?

If yours is a 3 gallon tank, 1.5 HP air compressor, then yes, that is the part number. It also doesn’t hurt to have the serial number when looking for parts, if you can find it. Good luck.