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Your pressure switch may be malfunctioning or the start capacitor may be starting to fail.

Air Tools &... | Answered on Jul 17, 2019


Optimum pressure is 1.3-1.4 bar f you have the model Livia with the gauge.It is a problem with the switch that turns on the heaters.It is called a pressure stat switch and it sometimes gets salt/calcium deposit on it that prevents it from cutting of the electricity to the heater.Dangerous as if the vent gets blocked it can explode.Change or clean the switch in vinegar to remove salt/calcium deposits.

Air Tools &... | Answered on Jul 14, 2019


Vr2020 does not sell Black & Decker parts.

Air Tools &... | Answered on Jul 14, 2019


most check valves are the same as long as the thread is same size

Air Tools &... | Answered on Jul 12, 2019


Sounds like you need a higher current circuit. When a motor starts up, there is a higher than normal current draw, usually 2x to 4x the running current. When it starts up against cut in pressure, there is even more resistance and hence more current draw than when starting up against no pressure in the tank. So, your circuit is capable of providing startup current with no presure, but with pressure it is drawing more current and tripping the beaker. Don't just put a higher rated circuit hreaker in unless you want to buern down your house. Get an electrician to measure the starting current of your compressor and wire up a circuit and outlet that will handle that current safely. That said, the advertising for the compressor says it can run on a standard (15 amp) household circuit, so your motor may be drawing excessive current. Either way, an electrician can help you. Another option is to add capacitive start to the compressor, but, again, a good electrician will have the solution.

Craftsman Air... | Answered on Jul 12, 2019


they are marked on the gears arrow goes to dot

Honda Quincy 17... | Answered on Jul 11, 2019


I had the same problem. $$ down the hole.. !!!

False marketing & all paid reviews on this product.
Home Depot should be made aware the product is dis-functional

Homax 4092... | Answered on Jul 11, 2019


If the compressor motor is dual voltage then yes, otherwise no.
Notice the current draw is twice at low voltage than that of high voltage in a dual voltage motor.

Craftsman Air... | Answered on Jul 10, 2019


More details would have been helpful - as you say you unplug it, I assume it is driven by an electric motor. 5 hp motors are virtually unheard of in a single phase version, so demanding of current are they, they become impractical - expensive to buy and install and expensive to run. Such a motor would require a dedicated 30 amp supply (for 220 volts) with the attendant heavy cable, switchgear and all such a supply would require.

The most common cause of a compressor that slows as the pressure builds is a supply voltage drop due to a supply that is incapable of supplying the required current.

A 3-phase supply for a 3-phase motor would be the practical solution for a 5 hp output...

HP Air Tools &... | Answered on Jul 10, 2019


You can paint it with reguslar paint as lomg as you clean it real good and ruff it up with sandpaper. You will have to spray primer on it first before painting it. I hope this helps. Don't forget to rate this answer.

RTO How To Paint... | Answered on Jul 10, 2019

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