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Re: intake to filter has little suction
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Start by plugging both your out put and input in the pool
or simply close the plungers
If you are uncertain the flow sensor is ok then blast it out with the garden hose. Make sure it swings freely
now take out your cartridge and blast it too
now remove your hose from the inlet to the pump
even though you may be skimming and things go in the basket hair still gets through and cloggs up in front of the filter
this also will happen with out a skimmer
Put it all back together and now open the top bleeder on the cartridge cover
open outlet side hose first
when water starts comong out the bleeder open the inlet hose
now turn on pump for 30 seconds and then close the bleeder
This should do it
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Most compressors that come into the shop are not reaching cut off pressure. Here are a few tips on determining the problem /s. Three problem areas. Leaks,valves/head gaskets or worn cylinder/rings. Leaks on small compressors are easy to find by spraying soapy water on all connections and drain valves. Also spray on head gaskets. Repair as needed. No joy? Continue with checking valves. Most small compressors have reeds for valves and fail quite easily. There should be good suction at intake opening. Run compressor till no more gain in pressure. With air filter removed and pump running feel for suction at intake. If you feel very little suction or air blowing out of intake , most likely bad reeds or gaskets. If you feel good suction however no gain in pressure then likely worn cylinder. Good luck with repair.
This is good information to know. I didn't know there was a vacuum limit for water. Today, we no longer re-wind motors when they slow up or get weak, we just throw them in landfill and import another from China. After 5 years, motors get weak, simply because they are made to run hot. And Shop-vac motors are not industrial grade. Put hand over exhaust and feel the heat. Heat is the enemy of motors, and the more load, the hotter the motor gets.
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The issue suggests that the head gasket is blown between the two cylinders or the reed valves are not seating or broken. The only other condition that would cause this is a leak. Here are a couple of simple tests. For leak spray soapy water on all connections and fittngs including the pressure regulator and the bottom of the pressure switch while unit is running. Repair as needed. If no leak is found, run compressor untill it reaches 60 or stops increasing and feel for suction at the air filter intake. The best way to check for suction is to remove the air filter and feel for suction at intake port-hole. The suction should be very strong. When valves are leaking it almost feels that the air is blowing out thru intake. If little or no suction, remove head and valveplate and replace parts as needed. Parts are available at www.chpower.com or www.toolpartsdirect.com. Good luck and post again if you have other question.
It is called the suction intake- the pump sucks the water in through the suction intake. It serves as a hair and particle trap (safety device). Some suction intakes can be unscrewed counter-clockwise, others have a round cover that can be popped off with a flathead screwdriver (the cover conceals a philips head screw).
you must fill the fuel filter housing with diesel to eliminate air pocket. if you don't have diesel, fill it with automatic transmission fluid. it will smoke for a few seconds, but it will run so fuel pump can catch up. don't touch throttle for a few seconds till you know that it is running on diesel and the tranny fluid is all used up.
take all of your filters out then turn it on and see if you have suction.if so the filters are dirty.talke your hose off and blow throughit if you can't the hose is blocked up.also go to the intake hose which is located at the bottom ,it should be kind of clear.it comes up the backside at the bottom.theres a connector it is attached to that is held in be 1 or 2 screws take them out and you should be able to pull it away from the back a little ,take a coat hanger and bend the tip so it is round then work it down into the intake hose and see if you can push the clog out though the bottom .those are the things that will keep it from having suction.try the filters first,then the hose,then the intake hose.good luck
the intake hos at the bottom might be clogged.first take all the filters out and disconnect the hos completely from the vacuum,then check and see if you have suction.the intake hose is the clear looking one at the bottom that wrapps itself up from the base to the backside of the upright.you can use a coat hanger to push out the clog if there is one just bend the tip till its rounded.work it down into the intake hose from the back.after removing the hose and the filters you should have suction.just make sure all the filters get cleaned .you can blow out the hose with a garden hose
Someone must have lost the filter cover from the machine. It is a clear blue plastic cover that goes over the filter and has a hole that lines up with the motor intake. It is approx. 3 inches square and has an angular top to coincide with the motor intake. Look around the house for it or order a new cover.