Husky Air Compressors

All new compressors need to be set up and break in is needed to make sure that they work properly. In order to avoid problems with a Husky air compressor, doing just that is recommended. Listed below are the steps in conditioning a new air compressor unit made by Husky.

  1. Find the tank drain valve of your unit. For vertical units, this round, textured valve is located opposite the control panel, at the bottom of the tank. Before opening the valve, clean the area near the compressor to avoid any dust and small particles from entering the tank. In order to open it, use a pair of pliers and twist the ring counterclockwise.
  2. Check the compressor for any damage or something that looks wrong before plugging the unit in for the first time. Remove all the wrappings attached to the unit, such as zip ties, wires, foam blocks, and others, to prevent them from entering the compressor and its parts. Make sure that the air line fittings are connected tightly and tighten them if necessary.
  3. Turn the pressure regulator knob, found at the control panel close to the air outlets, clockwise in order to open the flow. Check the power requirements and plug in the unit to the correct power outlet. If possible, plug it into an outlet that is dedicated to the compressor alone and do not plug in other equipment.
  4. Switch on the air compressor, making sure that it starts immediately. While the compressor is running, the air should flow from the tank bleed value and let it run for 10 to 15 minutes. Letting it run for this amount of time warms up the motor and clears out the air and tank lines. Afterwards, switch it off and close the tank valve using a pair of pliers by turning it clockwise. Make sure that it is tight.

No matter what object it may be, proper care and maintenance is needed to make sure that it functions well for a very long time. This also makes you get your money’s worth, especially for those that you had to shell out a lot of money to buy. Of course, these things will eventually have problems that will need your attention. Some problems may be easy enough to troubleshoot on your own while some may need the attention of someone who is considered to be an expert. The Husky air compressor units are not an exception to the rule; sooner or later, users may encounter problems with their units. Luckily, you can troubleshoot some of these problems on your own with the help of some tips. The tips below are for troubleshooting any Husky air compressor unit that refuses to work properly.

For the gas-powered models, you can check the fuel level by opening the gas cap and dipping the tank. Fill up the gas tank if it is empty but remember to fill it up according to the proper gas-to-oil ratio by consulting the instruction manual included or the engine guidelines on the metal stamp.
For the electric models, make sure that the power cord is plugged in properly into the unit and in the power outlet. Look for signs of wear and tear as well as cuts and frays, which may affect the flow of electricity. You can also unplug and re-plug the power cord into the unit to make sure that the cord is attached correctly.
Check the air hose for any clogs and debris at the ends of the hose that can hinder the flow of air. For large debris that cannot be easily removed, you can use a strong pipe cleaner and push it into the ends of the hose. Remove the leftover debris by starting up the air compressor and let the machine blow it out.
Check the spark plug for any oil or dirt that may have been accumulated by removing it from the unit. Remove all the grease from the spark plug and reattach it to the unit and try to power it up.