Campbell Hausfeld builds a wide variety of air compressors that can fit any craftsman's needs. Sturdy components in Campbell Hausfeld air compressors deliver a dependable compressed air supply that you can depend on.
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Troubleshooting tips for your Campbell Hausfeld air compressor when it won't start
Check the electrical outlet for power. Reset the house circuit breaker if the electrical outlet is dead. If the electrical outlet works, shut off the air compressor and bleed all the air from the tank. Flip the pressure switch control lever to the Auto position.
If the pump starts when the tank is empty, then the check valve may be stuck open. The check valve prevents tank air from back flowing to the pump. A stuck-open check valve causes high pump head pressure, preventing the compressor from restarting. Test the check valve by allowing the compressor to fill the tank until the pump shuts off. Then pull the ring on the safety valve to bleed air out of the tank to reach the cut-in pressure, so the pressure switch attempts to restart the motor to refill the air tank. If the compressor won't start with air in tank, replace the check valve.
If the compressor won't start with an empty air tank, replace the pressure switch if it isn't activating the pump motor. Replace the pump motor if it doesn’t start when activated by the pressure switch.
Common Campbell Hausfeld air compressor parts that you may need to replace
Pressure switch. The pressure switch turns the compressor on and off to regulate the tank air pressure.
Safety valve. Attached to the manifold, the safety valve pops open to relieve excessive air pressure when the pressure switch fails to shut off the pump at the cut-out pressure setting.
Unloader. The unloader is a valve installed between the pump and tank that opens to release pump head pressure when the compressor stops, enabling the compressor to restart easier.
Valve plate. Fixed above the cylinder, the valve plate controls air movement into and out of the cylinder to compress the air.
Check valve. Attached to the air tank inlet, the check valve prevents air from back flowing to the pump from the tank when the pump stops.