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  • Electric compressor rattles when running

    I just bought a wheel barrow style elctric compressor with twin tanks. It rattles and is very loud...it appears around the spinning wheel. Any thought on how to adjust?

  • #2
    I know this might sound like a dumb question but did you put oil in it? Page 14 of the manual says it is shipped dry.
    SSG, U.S. Army
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    • #3
      Yes...followed all instructions.

      The belt cage is what is rattling and does not appear to have a way to adjust

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      • #4
        Missing any bolts or brackets?

        Are all the bolts tight?
        Do they clamp ('sandwich') the metal they pass thru (belt gaurd, brackets) so there isn't any play?
        Adding washers has been known to do wonders...


        Sometimes manufacturers don't include enough belt gaurd brackets in the proper places.
        It such fun when having to rig your own -
        almost as much fun as drilling/slotting holes to reposition things......*L*

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bakerbuilder
          The belt cage is what is rattling and does not appear to have a way to adjust
          I think you've got a screw loose.
          Lorax
          "Did you put the yellow key in the switch?" TOD 01/09/06

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          • #6
            My local HD does not have it in stock yet. If you don't mind how much did you pay for it? I have been looking to buy one and that looks like it could be what I am looking for.
            SSG, U.S. Army
            Retired
            K.I.S.S., R.T.F.M.

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            • #7
              got it at home depot in Washington

              It cost $700.00.

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              • #8
                is it held together with rivets .and does the motor and pump rattle.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bakerbuilder
                  I just bought a wheel barrow style elctric compressor with twin tanks. It rattles and is very loud...it appears around the spinning wheel. Any thought on how to adjust?

                  I'm on my third compressor (darned thieves!!, but that's another story) and on each one I had to go over to get rid of the factory screws and use good old fashioned bolt & nuts, since breifly after use they'd all start rattling.
                  The pull handle was screwed on with some variation of a self-tapping TEKS screw. The motor/pump shield also.

                  You just need to invest in some better hardware than the "quick-assembly" type fasteners that they use on an assembly line. And don't forget to use lock nuts, as the vibration will soon loosen them.
                  Phil
                  Tools Rule

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                  • #10
                    So basically you agree with what I said above in 7 words.
                    Lorax
                    "Did you put the yellow key in the switch?" TOD 01/09/06

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Lorax
                      So basically you agree with what I said above in 7 words.
                      Absolutely
                      Phil
                      Tools Rule

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                      • #12
                        returned it to HD

                        No more rattle...returned it to Home Depot and bought a Dewalt. Much better Compressor anyway

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