Pancake Compressor - How Long to Fill Tank?


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Old 09-06-08, 05:49 PM
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Pancake Compressor - How Long to Fill Tank?

I have a Husky pancake compressor, 6 gal, 3 cfm. After about an hour it's gotten up to 25 psi and seems to be inching its way up in pressure, but the compressor is getting warm to touch. Yet when I hit the off switch, there doesn't seem to be any leak. Is it normal to take forever to fill up?
 
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Old 09-06-08, 06:27 PM
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You've got something going on there. I would think 10-15 minutes tops would be sufficient to fill that.
 
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Old 09-06-08, 06:32 PM
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I agree with TG, there's something amiss. I'm not familiar with that particular compressor, so is it an oilless or oil type. If an oil type, did you fill it with oil? Sounds as if there is air bypass on the cmpressor piston, since you didn't hear any leaks after shut down.
 
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Mine is like this one (but without the wheels and pullout handle)

http://www.huskytools.com/Product.as...4d3&cid=790912

Not sure if oil or oilless, still looking for the manual.

Edit: Oilfree, according to this page:

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...atalogId=10053
 
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Old 09-06-08, 06:58 PM
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if it is still under warrenty take it in and get it repaired, you most likely have bad reed valves or the rings are shot. shouldn't take over 10 minutes to fill.

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A compressor like this isn't meant to run continuously for an hour. Definitely something wrong here.
 
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I called up technical support, opened it up on their advice, and sure enough it was a bad reed valve. They're sending me the part, it will cost me more in postage than it did for the part!
 
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BTW, while I've got the compressor open, is there anything I should do regarding cleaning, etc.?
 
 

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