How to Maintain an Air Compressor

Learn how you can service your own air compressor by following these simple steps. Helpful tools include a phillips-screwdriver and a wrench.

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30 Comments

  1. Also remove the drain plug to let water out of the tank. I had the original belt on my compressor over 30 years. No need to check it – you know if its broken or slipping. Still works like new, they don’t make stuff that last this long now.

  2. Thanks for the video it was really helpful

  3. قيصر المدينة

    Thanks for the video it was really helpful

  4. what kind of oil

  5. Good video. Thanks.

  6. eReplacementParts.com

    The recommended oil for most compressors is 30W Non Detergent.  It is important the oil be Non-Detergent for compressor pumps.  Also, some smaller compressors are listed as OF or oil free.  Do not use oil on these as it will ruin the pump.

  7. Thank you very much.

  8. Thanks. I’ve also heard you’re supposed to let all the air out after each use to keep the moisture from the air from rusting the insides. I’ve also heard you can get some kind of a dryer to pull the moisture out if you’re going to store it for a while. Anyone know about this? 

  9. Why can’t I pull the cord on air compressor,did it lock up or is it full of air and got to drain it so I can pull cord again,it started but now it won’t and it won’t let me pull cord.help me please dont know much about air compressors

  10. LOL WHY DIDNT YOU SAY TO DRAIN THE WATER FROM THE AIR TANK OFTEN,,,,,OR IS THAT THE PART PORTER CABLE TOLD YOU TO LEAVE OUT TO SELL MORE COMPRESSORS   LOL,,,AND TELL THEM TO USE ONLY A GOOD 30 WEIGHT NON DETERGENT OIL ,,,,,,,,AMSOIL 30/40 SYNTHETIC NON DETERGENT SEEMS TO BE THE BEST ON THE MARKET ,,,,,RUNS COOLER AND LAST UP TO 8000 HRS DEPENDING ON CONDITIONS,,,,,,BUT EVEN IF IT YOU CHANGED IT EVERY 4000 ,,A HOME OWNER OR DO IT YOUR SELF MECHANIC WOULD LIKELY NEVER NEED TO CHANGE IT LOL   GOOD LUCK

  11. I GOT AMSOIL 30/40 SYNTHETIC NON DETERGENT ON THE AMSOIL WEB SITE,,,COMPRESSOR RUNS COOL AND YOU ONLY CHANGE IT BOUT EVERY 8000 HRS ,,YES 8000  NOT 800,,,,,ITS ROUND 12 BUX A QUART  BUT IF YOU WANT TO SAVE YOUR COMPRESSOR ITS VERY CHEAP,,ITS THE BEST OIL IVE SEEN ,,,,,,,

  12. CHARLES THE OIL LESS TO ME ARE KIND OF A THROW AWAY ,IVE NEVER SEEN A REALLY GOOD 1  ,,UNLESS THEY ARE THE BETTER BRANDS USED FOR NAIL GUNS,THEY SEEM TO BE PRETTY GOOD   PORTABLE

  13. IS IT A AMISH AIR COMPRESSOR,,,,,IF SO YOU NEED 4 AMISH GUYS TO SPIN IT AND BLOW IN THE TANK,,,,,,,WHAT CORD ARE YOU PULLING,,THE ELECTRICAL PLUG CORD?      OR THE HOSE ,,,,?   I BET YOU HAVE GOTTEN HOLD OF 1 OF THEM DARN AMISH AIR COMPRESSORS  IF SO  ID SELL IT TO SOME AMISH  THEY KNOW HOW TO USE HER,,,,,,,,GOOD LUCK  WITH YOUR CORD….MIGHT TRY PUSHING  MAYBE ITS STUCK ,,,,HMMMMMMM LOL 

  14. Thanks

  15. i have a craftsman 5 gallon, 1hp,125psi, model 921.166360. my air compressor gauge only gets up to 25psi and it won’t goes any higher.. do you happen to know the problem. thanks

  16. It was helpful. My fill/empty plugs are exactly the same. I was unsure of fill level. Now I know.

  17. I have one of this same type but for a while it gets very hot and shut off and it doesn’t comes on until it is cooled down again,what do you suggest is the problem?

  18. Is it a problem if I left air in my compressor when not in used for a long time

  19. Im not using always my compressor do I have to drain water every month. More than 1 year am not using it?

  20. +RANDY YES That was hilarious.

  21. i have an air compressor at work and everytime i plug the hose to the tanks it pushes moisture is that normal?

  22. thanks. same identical compressor to my Craftsman.

  23. My compressor is almost identical to that porter cable, though mine is a older devilbiss. On that porter cable and mine, there appears to be a “drain plug” on the top/front of the compressor housing. Just to the right of the air line coming out of the top of the compressor. What is this plug for and should I mess with it at all, ever?

    Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.

  24. Don’t forget to drain the water from the tank.

  25. eReplacementParts.com

    Is this the plug at the bottom of the compressor?  If so, this is used as a drain plug to change the oil in the
    compressor.

  26. +eReplacementParts.com Negative. It is at the top of the compressor right next to the air line that comes out and goes down to the tank. It looks like a drain plug.

  27. drain the tank. it probably has accumulated moisture and water

  28. hey, thank you. It seemed like a very small amount of out and seemed not right. Thanks for the reassurance.

  29. hie am using a matweld air compressor,so my question is what type of does it use?

  30. eReplacementParts.com

    I’m not sure what your question is but I’m going to assume you’re asking about the oil.  Typically compressor oil is 30 Wt non detergent

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