Model #580327120 CRAFTSMAN Generator

  • Craftsman 2500 Watt Ac Generator
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Generator gas starved? 580327120 Craftsman 2500w generator on a 2 wheel cart

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ofter the air compressor fills up with air it can not restart on 20 amp outlet and 20 amp circuit breaker it trips the breaker on 2500 watt generator why

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I can understand your frustration over your air compressor tripping the breaker to your generator. While you are waiting for your expert answer, I did some research on the unit. At this time, I was unable to locate information that would be helpful in regards to your question. Some of these questions that are asked will need specific research and will be answered by an expert with-in two business days but usually sooner.

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Julio -
November 20, 2012
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Thank you for your question on the air compressor tripping the breaker on the generator.

If you plug it into a regular 120 volt house outlet does it do the same thing?

If it does not then it may be that the generator is not strong enough to start the air compressor. Does the generator bog down when the air compressor starts up? Do you have other electrical circuits being supplied by the generator at the same time?

If it does the same thing on the house outlet then I would say that the unloader valve is not working on the air compressor.

When the air compressor shuts off you should hear a whoosh of air for a few seconds that uploads the back pressure from the head of the compressor so that the motor on the air compressor can restart without head pressure.

Please let me know what you find out and we can continue to troubleshoot with that new information.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
November 21, 2012
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580327120 i took the sentiment bowl off to replace torn gasket..how do i put the new one back on?

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This site is great for getting step by step instructions from the experts. I did add two links below that both have diagrams and may help with this project. I hope this information helps.

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Barbara H. -
January 28, 2012
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When you say "sediment bowl", I assume you mean the bowl on the bottom of the carburetor. I can't see anything else on this model that would be confused with a sediment bowl. For what it's worth, the bowl on the bottom of the carburetor is not a sediment bowl. It's a reservoir and prevents the engine from surging or dying as it throttles up and down.

You may have to take the carburetor off to do this, but in most cases it can be done without all that. You'll notice around the base of the throttle body a slight lip where the top of the bowl sits. Take a little bit of grease and dab it around that lip. Then put the rubber o-ring onto that lip. Now carefully set the bowl to where the rim sits evenly on the o-ring. You don't need to push it hard to get it to seat or anything; just to where it sits evenly and hold it in place while you put the bowl nut on. Tighten the bowl nut up to where it's snug but don't overdo it as it can damage the threads and cause all sorts of problems that generally mean a new carburetor.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
January 30, 2012
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