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Old 07-06-2012, 12:49 AM   #16
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Air compressor(C&H) stuck. Tries but wont start.


No extension chord, I dragged out our of my shed and plugged it into the side of my house(also thought of that..
I am quick with a wrench and I was going to dismantle it and reassemble it, who knows eh? But I thought I'd ask just incase it may be something common and easy to fix. I have never taken a compressor apart but I figure worse case scenario is I'm no worse off than I am now.
Thanx guys, I'll update you after the weekend when I get a chance to find out if my hidden talent is pump repair haha

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Is it belt driven or direct drive? Might be hard to tell if it's motor or pump problem if it's direct drive. I guess you will know when you take it apart.
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There is no belt so must be direct
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Air compressor(C&H) stuck. Tries but wont start.


I hate it when threads are left unsolved so I thought Id just let you all know that I fixed my compressor.
It was really quite easy. I pulled the plastic shroud off and removed the top assembly where the piston sits and found it full of water?!?!(I should have taken pics) It was rusted to hell and seized in place. So I tapped it out with a big socket and I just happened to have an old emery cloth flapper wheel collecting dust on my work bench for ages so I buffed her out slapped it back together and she works just like it did on day one.

I have to say, to anyone who has never opened up a compessor NOT to be intimidated, It was really quite basic, almost as easy as lego

Thanx to all of you who offered suggestions and hope someday I provide the winning solution on your thread


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