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Tinner105 02-01-2012 01:52 AM

Champbel Hausfield compressor
I searched the forums before posting.

I got this compressor free
It runs untill it gets to 45lbs and then starts to cut out.
if i drain some pressure out it will run right.
it cuts out and will stall if i dont cut power.

i thought it might be the pressure switch so i got a new one and it does the same thing.

This is running on 120volt but the motor says 220volt is somthing screewey?


I got nothing to do so i would like to fix this as a project

jasonreck71 02-01-2012 02:32 AM

I would wire it into 220v. I would guess that will solve your problem

PaliBob 02-01-2012 04:34 AM


Originally Posted by Tinner105 (Post 841019)
is somthing screewey?

The motor is designed to run on 220. It tries to do its job even when you feed it half rations but as you increase its load with increasing pressure it craps out. I'd crap out too,if I was on half rations.

Tinner105 02-01-2012 07:29 PM


That was the problem.
When they built our houses here the left a spare box under the main elect panel.
I wired in a plug
wired a new cord from the compressor

Bingo...... filled it to 125psi and then cut off.

Thank you gentlemen


Now i can get rid of that noisy vertical Craftsman compressor.

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