Craftsman Air Tools & Compressors - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
Problem with the craftsman 30
Take the shroud off and check the plastic cover on the end of the motor. It has a tendency to crack the two mounting tabs off and then hang loose. When this happens the start and run capacitor switch disengages and will not let the compressor start and run until the switch is in the correct location. Get some longer screws and a flat strap to hold the cover on securely and it will run.
3gal. aircompressor - craftsman model #921153101
This problem is not uncommon with small compressors and the inexpensive plastic regulators they use nowadays. The one surefire way to stop it is ti install in in-line valve before the regulator outlet, even if it involves the double ended & threaded brass soupler so they both fit on. This way you can just turn the handles across the line effectively shutting off air flow. I have two pancake compressors and ended up doing the very thing.
Then when time comes to hook up a hose and tool, just switch the handle back and you have air.
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