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Broken Air Compressor?

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I finally decided to figure out what was wrong with my air compressor pump.  The wheel would just spin freely and not do anything else.  When I removed the top the pistons? wouldn’t move when I pushed on them.  I would guess that is not good!  It was also dry and gummy.  But who knows what it is suppose to look like?

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I removed the wheel thing (technical term) I guess this piece is fine?  But I believe I spotted the problem.

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Looks like something broke in the compressor pump?  :)  Looks like maybe the pistons seized up and the wheel thing ripped all the crap apart!  But it looks like I have all the pieces and I can easily fix this with some glue!

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I forgot to tell you the way to get this pump apart is to take all the screws out them hit it with a rubber mallet.  At least it worked for me.  The 2nd picture looks like the piston actually broke/cracked then the whole pump blew up?  Maybe?

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But I really can’t decide if the pump just didn’t have enough oil?  Maybe that caused all the problem?  I checked with the dip stick and it didn’t register, that is bad.  So the bottom line is I figured out what the problem was with my Dad’s broken air compressor and with a little glue I will be able to get this old green SpeedAire back as good as new!

International Carwash Association Trade Show 2010

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Fragramatics sells the largest vacuum in the WORLD!  Just what you need… a vacuum with everything on it.  Talk about everything being in a huge knot every time someone uses anything.  Just seems like a bad idea.  Couple that with the unit probably being hard to work on for repairs like the older models.  But I think they look the best in the business though, which is good except for the ugly flower.  Well I thought it was fine until Greg pointed it out to me now I hate the flower.

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Just a large air compressor… that’s all.

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This was an interesting product.  A basic J.E. Adams vacuum with a credit card reader, bill acceptor and coin acceptor.

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A D/H Dilling-Harris self-serve bay in a vacuum stand!

Broken back up air compressor – Update

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Well, I installed the belt today.  First I removed 3 bolts (3/8″) that hold down everything (last picture).

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Then removed 4 bolts (3/8″) from the pump thing.  This is how you get the belt on.

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Then put the belt around the plunger then around the small gear.  Then roll it around the large gear.  Done!

Misc. information about the compressor:

To order the belt just call 1-888-895-4549 and ask for the 007-0068 belt.  It is the only belt they ship / sell, so it is easy.

Kobalt (aka Lowes 99007 vlk1582609) 26 gallon air compressor manual:  http://www.powermate.com/productmanuals.php

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Broken back up air compressor – Update

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It only took me 5 months to order and get the replacement belt.  The bill did not have a total but the sales person said it should cost around $40.  Now I need to install the belt.

To order the belt just call 1-888-895-4549 and ask for the 007-0068 belt.  It is the only belt they ship / sell so it is easy.

Kobalt (aka Lowes 99007 vlk1582609) 26 gallon air compressor manual:  http://www.powermate.com/productmanuals.php

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