Kobalt 37296 aluminum piston housing cracked

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by Saxman

Kobalt compressor model #37296 aluminum piston housing cracked in two.

Ditto from other posts.

Limited usage but was out of warranty.

Kobalt has replacement for $148.43+ $50 shipping but for something that is clearly defective is not worth it.

Kobalt 37296 air compressor
Kobalt 37296 air compressor

No satisfaction from Lowes either which causes me to reconsider buying from them in the future.

Also unit was extremely LOUD!!

If this an example of Kobalt quality and customer service I will not be purchasing any of their products.


I understand your frustration about your Kobalt compressor.

Not just this one, but all brand low cost compressors are rife with quality problems, plus no real network for supports and parts.

Most folks that are DIY or small workshop air compressor users cannot justify acquiring an industrial air compressor that provide support and parts, because of the up-front costs.

Between a rock and a hard place sometimes.

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Had the exact same issue with my Kobalt Air Compressor 37296. Housing frame holding the cylinder broke in two. Called the Kobalt Customer Service number. Can’t buy the frame. Have to purchase the entire pump motor. Currently $215. The tax and shipping puts it around $300. I chose to buy this Kobalt compressor years ago because I thought they were a quality tool manufacturer. I’ll never ever buy any more Kobalt products.

Not clear exactly what’s broke. Maybe it could be strapped together with a gear clamp or two and some gasket or a jbweld type product?