Model #919153132 Craftsman air compressor

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Question and Answers

Q:

How do I replace the air filter on my Model 919153132 air compressor

A:

Installing a new filter will not cure the problem. Running an air compressor without the filter will greatly reduce the life of the valve plate, piston, and the cylinder. The intake muffler is where the air is pulled into the compressor. If you feel air, coming out of the intake the valve plate is defective. I recommend taking the compressor apart and inspecting the valve plate along with the piston and cylinder. The valve plate has thin metal plates that should cover the holes right below them. If the plate is broken or not sealing, the compressor will not build pressure. The cylinder wall should be completely smooth. The piston has to fit snug in the cylinder. I recommend that you replace all three because of the age of the compressor. Make sure to order a new intake filter.

Here is a link to order any parts you need. Sears Parts Direct .

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired by a Sears technician. Here is a link that will provide the nearest drop-off locations: Sears Home Services .

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
July 16, 2010