Howdy- I have an old 56010 6" non-vac that has been stored for years. Just hooked it to a compressor and it doesn't spin although some air seems to come out the muffler. Not sure what position the on/off switch should be but moving it has no effect except on the air sound from the muffler. Muffler is relatively clean. Need an operating manual or something with specs. The compressor is small, 2 gallon and set at about 110 pounds. Maybe not enough air to get it going? Previously it was used on a 15 gallon compressor but not for about 15 years. The pad spins freely and it was working fine the last time I used it. Any idea what to do? I live in San Francisco if there are any servicers nearby.
Try DW40, Q20 or another penatration flued. It might be that the aluminium oxidized over time and made the surfaces powdery. If there is a rubber seal inside it would be brittle and not doing it's job any more.
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A good test method is buy a rco-410 hard start relay. Once you have it, cut an old plug off something and leaving the plug intact, splice the two wires at the cut end with the two wires on thet really that don't have metal ends. Once that is done securly, unplug the fridgem take the really off the compressor and hook up the home made compressor tester. Once plugged in if the compressor is good it will come on, it it doesn't it's bad. This works becuase you remove any variables that are present with the machine hooked up normal.
need to know what you are working on always years make and model + engine size if it is a GM type you could have hooked up the wrong little wire to the wrong side or the starter could be bad please clearifyjlelandthomas
next time send the model number,open the door,look around the opening where you put the clothes in and you'll see a tag with the model and serial numbers,it has to drain first before it will spin,check the pump,get a shop vac and vac out all the water,remove the bottom panel and look at the pump,if the middle of the pump can be removed turn it counter clockwise slowly until the water starts to leak out and vac it up until all the water is out,then remove the middle part of the pump and clean it out,if the middle doesn't come out remove the hoses and check the pump to see if anything is in it and check the hoses,after you remove any debries you find fill it with some water and put it into a drain to see if the water drains,if it doesn't you can check the pump again to make sure you cleaned everything out,stick your finger in and fell around the impellar to make sure it's clear,if it's clear replace the pump.usually an error code will come up but if it fills and agitiates but won't drain i would start at the pump.hope this helps.
You could be low an R134a coolant, compressor might not be working or the pressure sensor might not be working. First thing you need to do is check the compressor look at the front of it and see if the center is spinning when you turn on the air, it should spin when the air is on or the defroster is on, if it is not spinning the R134a may be low or the pressure sensor could be bad. If it is spinning it may just be low on R134a but not low enough for the sensor to shut off the pump.Ok here is how to check if the compressor is (not spinning) Follow the aluminum lines off the AC compressor under the hood until you find the pressure sensor it will have a plug with two wires coming off of it, unplug it and get a 2 or three inch piece of wire like speaker wire or something that has a bunch of small wires in it and not a big solid single wire, strip both ends of the wire and insert them into the plug holes of the switch plug this should engage the compressor if not the compressor may be bad if so let the compressor run for a little while if the ac gets cold the pressure sensor is bad if not it the system is low on R134a which you can get from Wal-mart and do your self. If it does work with the wire and you determine that it is just the sensor you can run it with the wire in it but if the system ever gets low on R134a the pump will not shut off and it can burn out the pump so it is not recommended although i've been running mine like that for about a year now. Please post any further Questions. Eric
sometimes storing an AC for long periods of time will allow the coolant that it uses to seep out, leaving you with an AC that seems to work, but won'tr cool any air. If you have a user's manual (or can find one) check to see what type of coolant it uses (if it's freon or something else) and if you can refill it. If you can refill the coolant, that should resolve your problem ... if not, you might be able to take it to a repair shop and have them do it for you. Good luck!
Howdy. It's actually called Compressor Oil and is available at nearly all hardware stores and tool rental agencies. There are several brands and they are all comparable. I use Senco, but Campbell Hausfield is also good.
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If it's less than 30 days old take it back and go get a good vac from a vac store. If it's 9 months to a year old, it's probably got a bad motor. It was made in China, and built to fail in one year. Buy a Riccar. Made in America and built to last for 20 years