Model #919165080 CRAFTSMAN Air compressor

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Q:

Why is my Craftsman air compressor tripping the breaker?

A:

On something like this I suspect a weak house breaker. If the compressor has a motor problem or short in the wiring harness then the breaker will trip when the motor comes on the first time. The only way to determine if the breaker is weak is to use an amp probe to check the amp draw & compare that to your breaker rating.

SAFETY NOTICE: Be sure to disconnect power to the appliance before performing any repairs. If you are not comfortable with doing any voltage checks that might be recommended, please contact your local service provider for repairs. Be aware that there could be sharp edges inside the appliance that could cause cuts or other injuries to yourself or others.

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biker dave -
Sears Technician
April 09, 2010
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I know this thread is old, but my compressor was working fine a few months ago, sat for a while and now is doing the same thing, no matter where I plug it in, so I was hoping there was a fix for the problem or a place to look? Runs fine the 1st time on, then when the motor pops back on to refill it lugs then trips the breaker. Or if you turn it off then try to turn it back on. I've tested on multiple outlets with different breakers, same effect. thanks

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Mitch -
December 01, 2015
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stop building up preesure 919165080 Craftsman Air compressor

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Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I am sorry to hear of the issue you’re having with the compressor. I know how frustrating that is.

Your air compressor probably has something broken inside the cylinder. Disconnect the power to the air compressor and remove the plastic cover around the motor and compressor.

Before you take the compressor apart, listen and feel for air leaks. Check to see if air is coming back out of the intake filter. If air is coming back out of the intake filter, something is wrong inside the cylinder.

Turn the motor shaft by hand and be sure the piston goes up and down.

If the piston is ok remove the 4 screws holding the head on top of the cylinder. Remove the head.

Directly under the head is the pressure plate. The pressure plate has reeds on it that direct the air into the discharge line and keep the air from going back through the intake side of the compressor. Check the reeds for warping or breaking. If the reeds are damaged, you must replace the pressure plate. Make note of how the pressure plate sets and the O-rings. Also check the cylinder for scoring, if there is any scoring, I would recommend replacing the piston, cylinder, and the eccentric bearing for the unit. Chances are it will be an issue with the pressure plate and reed valves.

I hope that helps and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business. 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
April 22, 2015
Q:

stop building up preesure 919165080 Craftsman Air compressor

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I am sorry to hear of the issue you’re having with the compressor. I know how frustrating that is.

Your air compressor probably has something broken inside the cylinder. Disconnect the power to the air compressor and remove the plastic cover around the motor and compressor.

Before you take the compressor apart, listen and feel for air leaks. Check to see if air is coming back out of the intake filter. If air is coming back out of the intake filter, something is wrong inside the cylinder.

Turn the motor shaft by hand and be sure the piston goes up and down.

If the piston is ok remove the 4 screws holding the head on top of the cylinder. Remove the head.

Directly under the head is the pressure plate. The pressure plate has reeds on it that direct the air into the discharge line and keep the air from going back through the intake side of the compressor. Check the reeds for warping or breaking. If the reeds are damaged, you must replace the pressure plate. Make note of how the pressure plate sets and the O-rings. Also check the cylinder for scoring, if there is any scoring, I would recommend replacing the piston, cylinder, and the eccentric bearing for the unit. Chances are it will be an issue with the pressure plate and reed valves.

I hope that helps and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business. 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
April 22, 2015

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