Question about Air Tools & Compressors
Capacitors are generic components. They are not made for a specific compressor, like a mechanical part. You need the voltage rating and the capacitance. The capacitance will be a number like 5uF or 10uF (uF = microfarads). Then you can go to an electronic supplier that handles small orders, like Digikey, and get a replacement. I have seen them on Amazon as well. I got mine on ebay. Just make sure it will meet or exceed the AC voltage rating. Some capacitors are made to only handle DC, like electrolytic capacitors. They have a + & - marking. These will explode if you try to use them. On the replacement, you can exceed the voltage rating, but the capacitance needs to match pretty closely since it is tuned to the motor's starter winding to create the correct phase shift to start. If the phase shift is off too much, you won't have enough torque to start up.
Posted on Dec 10, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have a 2hp craftsman air compessor with a two cylinder pump, Here is the info from my manual as far as oil capacitity:
Remove oil fill plug and slowly add
a compressor oil until it is even with the
top of the oil fill hole. NOTE: Do not
allow oil to be lower than 3/8"
from the top at any time. When filling
the crankcase, the oil flows very slowly
into the pump. If the oil is added too
quickly, it will overflow and appear to
be full. NOTE: Crankcase oil capacity is
approximately 16 fluid ounces.
I buy my compessor oil from Lowes in the tool department. It comes in 16oz and sells for about $3. I wouldnt worry about how many ounces it holds but rather that the oil level is to top of filler hole. Lowes also sells a synthetic oil for about $7 and is recommended for severe conditions (hot / cold / used all day). Good Luck!
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
Check the head gasket. Mine just did the same thing. Mine was blown between the two chambers on top. It's very thin right there. I went to the auto parts store and bought some gasket and made my own for about $6. It's up a working great...finally. BTW the gasket kit is on back order right now at Sear's parts website. It appears we aren't the only ones with the problem!
Posted on Jul 19, 2010
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