[Homestead] air compressor troubleshooting
mogrits at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 16:25:30 EDT 2007
> We just replaced my cobbled old air compressor with one from Sears. It's
> been about two weeks, I guess, with me using it no more than a few hours
> a day to shoot a nail gun or to blow out the surface planer. Yesterday
> it started giving me a fit. The motor will try to kick in the compressor
> but usually fail before it does.
> The vacuum pump down in the barn will do the same, always has, but with
> that I can give the belt a tug or two and get it going.
> The troubleshooting guide that came with the new compressor says it
> could be the check valve. Already? I haven't taken it back to Sears yet
> but plan on it this weekend. Does it sound like the check valve could be
> the problem?
Keith- what was the verdict on your compressor? It sounds like the capacitor
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