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Forum topic by plywoodman posted 12-03-2016 03:18 AM 766 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-03-2016 03:18 AM

Topic tags/keywords: air compressor cover air leak compressor repair

I have a 12 gal. 1.5 hp upright compressor with an air leak under the cover just behind the quick connect fitting. I have loosened the nuts/bolts on the cover, but still can’t remove it. Anyone out there have any idea how I can do so? It is a Husky H1512FWK approximately 6 years old. I’ll include a photo as soon as possible.

-- Don, Arizona. " How hard can it be "?

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#1 posted 12-03-2016 03:22 AM

Compressors are like women. They are different. A model #, make, and age would help greatly…..... Jerry (in Tucson)

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#2 posted 12-03-2016 02:58 PM

Pictures would help!

There probably is still a fastener hidden somewhere….

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#3 posted 12-04-2016 12:34 AM

If the tank is leaking, do not use it and destroy it. If you ever seen a tank let go, its like a bomb going off. I’ve seen one of those Porter Cable pancake tanks let go and went thru the side of a van.
Dont even attempt to repair a leaking tank.

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#4 posted 12-19-2016 02:12 AM

Thanks, MPMaint, but it’s not the tank that’s leaking. I can move the quick connect fitting up and down and it’s very loose.

Thanks also, Splintergroup. I’ve looked and it doesn’t appear to be the case. I’ll include pictures ASAP.

-- Don, Arizona. " How hard can it be "?

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#5 posted 12-19-2016 02:45 AM

-- Don, Arizona. " How hard can it be "?

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#6 posted 12-19-2016 02:54 AM

That picture is about useless :) But from the parts diagram, it appears there is only four screws holding that plastic cover on. You may or may not have to remove the regulator knob, power switch or other bits first, but I don’t think you would need to. However, you say it’s leaking from the quick connect? You should be able to get it off without removing the plastic cover I would think. Once removed, you can either replace it (if it is actually the qc that is leaking), or put some teflon tape on the threads before reinstalling.


-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#7 posted 12-25-2016 07:27 PM

Thanks, Brad. The objective of the picture is to show anyone familiar with air compressors of this type, there are only the four hold down points/fasteners. With all four loosened, the cover is still tight, with no movement at all. The leak point is just behind the qc and under the cover. Since I can move the qc up and down, this indicates the leak point is a 90 degree ell.

-- Don, Arizona. " How hard can it be "?

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#8 posted 12-26-2016 04:20 AM

That cover is not actually required to run the compressor so if it is out of warranty and you can avoid sticking fingers in to the moving parts, you can remove the cover and not worry about destroying it.

If all else fails that would be my plan.

Also manufacturers like to hide screws under stickers so feel for any depressions under the printed section around the gauges to find any that are hiding.

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#9 posted 01-15-2017 07:19 AM

Thanks, OSB. I’ll try the latter and then, if that doesn’t work, the former.

-- Don, Arizona. " How hard can it be "?

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