Oil leaking from Husky compressor motor

by Brian dalton
(Knoxville tennessee)

Start compressor and starts leaking oil from bottom of motor and gets hot and starts smoking

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May 29, 2018
Husky L210VWD
by: ICS

I am pretty sure that is an oil free compressor pump. Sounds like you are losing a compositor on the motor. Good news. They are fairly cheap and can be ordered from your local motor shop. Write down the information on the compositor. Voltage & Microferrits and your local motor shop will be able to get you new ones.

May 29, 2018
Oil leak
by: Brian

Yes i want to replace the seal. I just never have worked on one before. Can you give me some instructions on how to take the shaft out so i dont damage anything.it looks like there is an allen screw that holds it to the bottom of piston. Does it just slide out once you loosen the allen screw?

May 29, 2018
L210VWD oil leak
by: Bill

"im sure its the seal thats leaking from the shaft of the motor side"... this being the case, would you not want to replace that seal first?

May 28, 2018
Oil leak
by: Brian

The model# is L210VWD Husky 1.5 hp 10 gallon. I took the compressor apart as much as i could and yes im sure its the seal thats leaking from the shaft of the motor side. I took it apart and i could see the shaft on the piston side when i removed the cover and it looks good on that side. I could see the bearing and it looked good. I just didnt want to take shaft out i was afraid of possibly damaging it so i put back together. Is there any kind of stop leak i could put in? Or should i try and take the shaft out again and check seal?

May 28, 2018
Oil leak from Husky compressor motor
by: Bill

Hey Brian, I'm pretty sure you're going to find that the oil is NOT leaking from the compressor motor, as it's an electric motor and has no oil in it.

As always, identifying the source of the Husk compressor oil leak is the first step.

It would help to know the model of Husky compressor too, so that we could find a photo of it and have a look.

Clean off the entire motor and pump (remove any covers to facilitate cleaning and inspection ) and once the pump and motor are clean, run the compressor and monitor to find the source which, quite possible, is a seal in the base of the pump.

You might also try tightening the bolts in the sump housing to see if any are loose. That could allow a leak too. Please advise.

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