Husky ran low on oil and locked out?

by Amir
(VA / USA)

Has 10 hours of work on it, almost new. A 30 gallon, 2 HP Husky – it ran low on oil and by the time I arrived from the opposite side of the shop (2 minutes, max), it had locked out. Very unforgiving!! Is there a fix or is it pretty much good for the parts now?

Amir, after you have added oil, did you hit the motor reset switch?

If you did, does the motor try to start or not?

Husky 30 gallon air compressor

Husky 30 gallon air compressor

A consequence of running a reciprocating air compressor that is low on oil is heat build up. This has the potential to warp metal, friction-bind moving parts, and overloading the drive mechanism and electric motor.

If the motor as failed completely then you will need a motor rebuild or a new motor.

If the motor tries to run and cannot operated the compressor pump, that would suggest and overheat in the pump to the point where parts have seized.

I cannot tell from here whether the Husky air compressor is salvageable or not.


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