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I have a VERY OLD Craftsman Air Compressor. I
I've been working on air compressors for a while now and so far haven't found any that give a specific amount of oil to put in the air pump crank case. They all have one of two methods to get the oil to the proper level. First, and my favorite, is a sight glass at the bottom of the crank case. About the size of a quarter, it lets you see how much oil is in the pump as you add it. Usually they have a red center dot which is where you want the oil level. A little over or under is OK but the sight glass should not be completely full or completely empty, both are hard on the pump and drive motor. Another method is a dip stick usually on the end of the fill hole cap. Only bad thing about these is you have to put in some oil, check the oil level with the dip stick, then add more oil and check it with the dip stick until you get to the full mark. Again, not over and only a little under is where you want the oil level.
on Jul 20, 2018
919165130 Craftsman Compressor - how to wire for 220V
Check all wring. Remove cove and see if you can turn over by hand.If you can't unit is broken/frozen.it should run on 120. look at the plug if prongs are vertical the unit 120vac. Look on motor wire box if it can be rewired it will be there. I doubt this unit is designed to operate on 120vax. The mots/pump assembly is not available for purchase. there are a few repair parts available. do you want to spend the time and money for rewind.? good luck
on May 08, 2018
Converting From 220 to 110 craftsman compressor Model 106153680
Only the motor needs its feed connections changed from one voltage to the other. Someone knowledgeable about motors should do this. But, not all motors have multiple voltage capabilities. I have a Craftsman 2 HP compressor myself that only will run on 220. Check your manual on this. If you can't change the motor, it will probably be cost-effective to run a 220 line over buying a new motor.
on Jan 03, 2018
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