DIY air compressor repair
An air compressor is a handy DIY tool when it's working correctly. When that doesn't happen—maybe the tank won't hold air, the pressure gauge isn't working or the safety valve keeps popping open—Sears PartsDirect has the troubleshooting guidance to get your air compressor back in good working condition.
Match the problem you're having with your air compressor with a symptom below to see the most common repair. Once you determine the problem, use the instructions in our step-by-step air compressor repair guides to replace the broken part.
Our repair tips work for basic Craftsman air compressor troubleshooting. You can also use this Craftsman air compressor repair advice to troubleshoot many other brands of air compressors such as Campbell-Hausfeld, DeWalt, Porter-Cable and Ingersoll Rand. For advice on how to maintain different types of air compressors or tips on the unseen dangers of the power tool, check out our articles and videos page.
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You can replace a broken air compressor pressure switch in about 45 minutes.
If the air compressor won't fill the tank with compressed air, rebuild the pump using these steps in about 45 minutes.
See how to perform routine maintenance on your oil-lubricated air compressor.