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I need a manual for a craftsman 3 gal air compressor it will not go over 40lb compression and has only been used 3 times in the last year in a half thats when i bought it could the oil being old or low prevent it from producing more presser

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Check regulator may just need adjustment

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I WOULD TRY DISCONNECTING THE PIPING FROM THE HEAD DOWN TO THE TANK AND SEE IF ITS BLOWING AIR. COULD THE COMPRESSOR BE RUNNING BACKWARDS - YOU WOULD HAVE HAD TO CHANGE THE WIRING IN THE MOTOR.
VALVES IN THE HEAD COULD ALSO BE BROKEN. YOU CAN REMOVE THE INTAKE AND IT SHOULD **** YOUR FINGERS AT THE OPENING. HOPE THIS HELPS.

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Owners manual ruined. what type of oil do i fill w before use


you should be able to find the manual online if it's available if not Sears would I'm sure be able to tell you.

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