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I have a sears, twin cylinder tank air compressor that I have not run for over a year. I serviced it with oil, which was very low, and turned it on. Oil started spraying out of the filler cap. Is there a oil filter that could have clogged up inside of the crankcase?

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  • aldozier Jul 01, 2009

    Responce to all-guru,



    Thanks for confirming my suspicion, but I am afraid I am going to need more detailed help.



    I have gone over to the barn and taken several pictures of my compressor. One from all four sides. I have no idea where the oil filter is located or how to get to it. I asked my daughter to help me load those pictures onto my computer so that I can send them to you; but mainly so that i could follow your instructions when you replied. I hope this is OK to do.



    I have some mechancial skills but may not have the right names to call all of the different parts that you might call them. Also, is this going to be one of those jobs that is going to involve taking the crankcase, pistons, etc all apart? If so, I may be in over my head to try and do that. Not that I couldn't take everything apart, but puting everything back together and not having leftover parts might be a posibility .



    I sent the pictures from my personal e-mail, I was not able to attach them to this response for some reason.



    Thanks, Art

  • aldozier Jul 01, 2009



    RE: problems with a Campbell Hausfeld air compressor,



    All-guru,



    I sent an earlier e-mail and followed it up with a separate e-mail containing four pictures of the compressor I am having problems with today. I cannot find where you have responded to either of those two e-mails. I would like to know where we stand. What are my options from this point? Could you please respond?



    Thank you, Art

  • aldozier Jul 04, 2009

    All-guru,



    Thanks for the reply. Over the weekend, I'll drain it and retry as you suggested. At first, I thought it might be a simple problem, but now I'm beginning to think it is not as simple as I thought.



    Thanks, again,

    Art

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Yes the oil filter may be clogged up in the crankcase which may have blocked the air intake.Remove it as soon as possible or it can get stuck inside it..

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Most likely is that you put in too much oil. Drain all and refill, make a dip stick out of a coat hanger.
Just eye the side of the comp. make your mark about 1 inch above the oil pan gasket, fill to that mark, try again.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

  • John Fourteen Six Jul 02, 2009

    Most home style (less than 15 horse) air compressors do not have oil filters. The next thing is your cap may not fit as proper as it should, do to the way a compressor works it will bypass air into the crank case and cause some oil splash if the cap is a loose fit it may pop out or leak. I have made a vent for mine out of some old brass. Now air compressors do not use oil and what I mean by that is they do not burn it or consume it. (Yes they use it but not Consume it) So it may not have been as low as you think. Drain some and try again.

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Hi there,

Yes, Problem seems in the oil filter may be clogged. try cleaning it.
if does not work than replace it with a new filter.

Good Luck!!
Thanks

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