Ingersoll rand 5 hp has slow air build from 100 to140

by Ronnie
(Bradyville tn)

it is a Ingersoll rand 5 hp 80 gallon ss5 and is about 12 years old .

I smelt heat after it shut off and motor and compressor was extremely hot which I had never smelt before so I took motor and had checked and they replaced bearings .

Compressor will build to 100 lb and it takes 5 minutes to reach 140 shut off pressure.

I put stop watch to see how long it took .

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Apr 17, 2016
by: Doug in

...For the update.

Glad you got it fixed.

Apr 16, 2016
problem solved - pump head gasket
by: Anonymous

it was the head gasket .now it builds back in 1 minute and 32 seconds . Thanks for everyones help .

Apr 10, 2016
slow air
by: Doug in

Are you saying that both the motor and pump got hot?

Were the motor bearings actually bad?

Assuming the capacitors are good, does the motor bog down over 100psi? If so, check the check valve.

If that's good, then it sounds like maybe a blown pump gasket.

You got an actual model # for this?

Apr 10, 2016
Ingersoll rand has slow air buildup
by: Bill

Have you checked the capacitors? See that page on this site for help in so doing.

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