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Instruction manual MODEL 10B BOSS " C3151 Oilfree Portable Air Compressor IMPORTANT To learn more about PoPmr - Cable Please make certain that the person who / s _ sit ou _ we _ eat _ to use this equipment carefully reads and understands these instructions before httpd / www . po rter - cable / _ om starting operations . The Model and Sedal No , plate is located on the frame Record these numbers in the spaces below and retain for future reference . PORTER ÷ OIBLE Model No Type Serial No Cop ' / r _ h © t 200 _ P = ter - CaU _ Cor _ at _ Part No . D28379 - 035 - 1
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This manual contains information that is important for you to know and understand . This information relates to protecting YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING EQUIPMENT PROBLEMS . To help you recognize this information , we use the symbols below . Please read the manual and pay attention to these symbols . I _ J _ lJ _ llndicates a potentially _ Indicates an imminently hazardous situation hazardous situation which , if not avoided , will result in which , if not avoided , _ result in or serious injury . minor or moderate iniury . Iil _ ll Usedwithout the ssafetya I _ l _ lndicates a potentially hazardous situation alertsymbolindicate potentiallyhazardoussituationwhich , if which , if not avoided , _ result in notavoided , may result in _ leath or serious iniurv . am _ L _ m _ . I _ _ Some dust created by power sanding , sawing , grinding , drilling , and other construction activities contains chemicals known ( to the State of California ) to cause cancer , birth defects or other reproductive harm . Some example of these chemicals are : • lead from lead - based paints • crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products • arsenic and chromium from chemically - treated lumber Your risk from these exposures varies , depending on how often you do this type of work . To reduce your exposure to these chemicals : work in a well ventilated area , and work with approved safety equipment , always wear MSHA / NIOSH approved , properly fitting face mask or respirator when using such tools . When using air tools , basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of of personal injury . D28379 2 - ENG
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Save these instructions Improper operation or maintenance of this product could result in sedous injury and property damage . Read and understand all warnings and operation instructions before using this equipment . WARNING : Risk of explosion or fire What Could Happen How To Prevent It If electrical sparks from compressor If spraying flammable materials , locate come into contact with flammable compressor at least 20 feet away from vapors , they may Ignite , causing fire or spray area . An additional length of hose explosion , may be required . Store flammable materials in a secure location away from compressor . Unattended operation of this product Always remain in attendance with the could result in personal injury or perating . property damage . To reduce the risk of disconnect electrical power by fire , do not allow the compressor to moving pressure switch lever to the off operate unattended . position and drain tank daily or after each use . 3 - ENG D28379
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WARNING : Risk of Bursting Air Tank : The following conditions could lead to a weakening of the tank , and result in a violent tank explosion and could cause property damage or serious injury . How To Prevent It What Could Happen Drain tank daily or after each use . If Faiiure t0 pr0 _ eriy drain condensed water from tank ; causing rust and tank develops a leak , replace it immediately with a new tank or reptace thinnlng of the steel tank . the entire Compressor . Modifications or attempted repairs to Never drill into , weld , or make any modifications to the tank or its the tank . attachments . Unauthorized modifications to the unloader valve , safety valve , or any other components which control tank pressure . Excessive vibration can weaken the The tank is designed to withstand specific operating pressures . Never make rupture Or adjustments Or parts substitutions to explosio n alter the factory set operating pressureS . ATTACHMENTS & ACCESSORIES : For essential control of air pressure , you must install a pressure regulator and Exceeding the pressure rating of air pressure gauge to the air outlet ( if not tools , spray guns , sir operated equipped ) of your compressor . Follow the accessories , tires , and other inflatables equipment manufacturers can cause them to explode or fly apart , recommendation and never exceed the and could result in serious injury . maximum allowable pressure rating of attachments . Never use compressor to inflate small low pressure objects such as children's toys , footballs , basketballs , etc . iri , , ri il , WARNING : Risk from Flying Objects What Could Happen How To Prevent It ii wea _ ANSI Z87ii approved Safi _ fl _ S _ _ anlag _ _ exposed Skin _ ; with side Sh ! elds when usihg tl and ; _ h p _ ! di _ i _ hip _ i iOose cOmpresSor . p _ a _ i and _ m _ ii obj _ S = high ; Neve r p0int _ _ nozzle or sprayer pe _ p ! e 0 [ a , ! ma ! s . bleed pressure f _ the ai _ hose bnd ! ank before attem _ ing m _ [ nt _ ancel attaching tools Or scceSSOrtes . D28379 4 - ENG
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" rlt , fi il s WARNING : Risk of Electrical Shock How To Prevent It What Could Happen Your air compressor is powered by Never operate the compressor outdoors electricity . Uke any other electrically when it is raining or in wet conditions . powered device , If it is not used Never operate compressor with properly it may cause electric shock . _ rotective covers removed or damaged . Electrical Grounding : Failure to provide Make certain that the electrical circuit to adequate grounding to this product which the compressor is connected could result in serious injury or death provides proper electrical grounding , from electrocution . correct voltage and adequate fuse protection . See grounding instructions . irl ) , fi il . WARNING : Risk to Breathing What How To Prevent It Sprayed materials such as paint , paint Work in an area with good cress solvents , paint remover , insecticides , ventilation , Read and follow the safety weed killers , may contain harmful Instructions provided on the label or vapors and poisons , safety data sheets for the materials you are spraying , Use a NIOSH / MSHA approved respirator designed for use with your specific application . 5 - ENG D28379
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_ V . 4 " , t ± 1 ; ! D ] WARNING : Risk of Burns How To Prevent It What Could H _ 13Y _ , _ J = ± ttI ] WARNING : Risk from Moving Parts How To Prevent It What Could Happen Moving parts such as the pulley , flywheel , Never operate the compressor with and belt can cause serious Injury if they guards or covers which are damaged or removed . come into contact with you or your clothing . F : I , _ * : I ; t s _ WARNING : Risk of Failing How To Prevent It What Could Happen Always operate compressor in a stable A portable compressor can fall from s secure position to prevent accidental table , workbench , or roof causing movement of the unit . Never operate damage to the compressor and could compressor on a roof or other elevated result in serious injury or death to the position . Use additional air hose to operator . reach high locations . D28379 6 - ENG
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, WARNING : Risk of Serious Injury or Property Damage When Transporting Compressor ( Fire , InhalaUon , Damage to VehicleSurfaces ) How To Prevent It ! ! Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . y ur ; iiiiiiii WARNING : Risk of Unsafe Operation How To Prevent It What Could Happen Review and understand all instructions Unsafe operation of your air compressor and warnings in this manual could lead to serious injury or death to Become familiar with the operation and you or others . controls of the air compressor . Keep operating area clear of all persons , pets , and obstacles . Keep children away from the air compressor at all times . Do not operate the product when fatigued or under the influence lofl alcohol or drugs . Stay alert at a times . Never defeat the safety features of this product . Equip area of operation with a fire extinguisher . Do not operate machine with missing , broken , or unauthorized parts . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 7 - ENG D28379
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Become familiar with these terms before operating the unit . CFM : Cubic feet per minute . SCFM = Standard cubic feet per minute ; a unit of measure of air delivery . PSIG = Pounds per square inch gauge ; a unit of measure of pressure . Code Certification ; Products that bear one or more of the following marks : UL , CUL , ETL , CETL , have been evaluated by OSHA certified independent safety laboratories and meet the applicable Underwriters Laboratories Standards for Safety . Cut - In Pressure : While the motor is off , air tank pressure drops as you continue to use your accessory . When the tank pressure drops to a certain low level the motor will restart automatically . The low pressure at which the motor automatically restarts is called " cut - in " pressure . Cut - Out Pressure : When an air compressor is turned on and begins to run , air pressure in the air tank begins to build . It builds to a certain high pressure before the motor automatically shuts off - protecting your air tank from pressure higher than its capacity . The high pressure at which the motor shuts off is called " cut - out " pressure . Branch Circuit : Circuit carrying electricity from electrical panel to outlet . Porter - Cable air compressors should be operated on not more than a 50 % duty cycle . This means an air compressor that pumps air more than 50 % of one hour is considered misuse , because the air compressor is undersized for the required air demand . Maximum compressor pumping time per hour is 30 minutes . Model No , C3151 Horsepower Peak 3.5.375 Bore 2 " Stroke 1.350 " * Voltage - Single Phase 120 * * Minimum Branch Circuit Requirement 15 amps * Fuse Type Time Delay Air Tank Capacity ( Gallon ) 4.5 Approximate Cut - in Pressure 120 PSIG Approximate Cut - out Pressure 150 PSIG SCFM @ 90 PSIG 6.0 * This air compressor can be operated on a 15 amp circuit if : 1 . Voltage supplyto circuit is normal . 2 . Circuit is not used to supplyany other electrical needs ( lights , appliances , etc . ) 3 . Extensioncords comply with specificationsinowners manual , 4 . Circuit is equipped with 15 amp circuitbreaker or 15 amp time delay fuse . ff any of the above conditionscannot be met , or if operationof the air compressor repeatedly causes interruptionof the power it may be necessaryto operate it from a 20 amp circuit , it is not necessaryto change the cord set . * * A circuitbreaker is preferred . Use only a fuse or circuitbreaker that is the same rating asthe branch circuiton which the air compressoris operated . If the air compressor is connected to a circuit protected by fuses , use dual element time delay fuses . D28379 8 - ENG
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Accessories for this unit are available at the store the unit was purchased . Unpacking 1 , Remove unit from carton and discard all packaging . HOW TO SET UP YOUR UNIT Location of the Air Compressor Locate the air compressor in a clean , dry and well ventilated area . The air compressor should be located at least 12 " away from the wall or other obstructions that will interfere with the flow of air . The air compressor pump and shroud are designed to allow for proper cooling . The ventilation openings on the compressor are necessary to maintain proper operating temperature . Do not place rags or other containers on or near these openings . GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK . In the event of a short circuit , grounding reduces the risk of shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current . This air compressor must be properly grounded . The portable air compressor is equipped with a cord having a grounding wire with an appropriate grounding plug ( see following illustrations ) , The plug must be used with an outlet that has been installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances . 1 . The cord set and plug with this unit contains a grounding pin . This plug MUST be used with a grounded outlet . IMPORTANT : The outlet being used must be installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances . 2 . Make sure the outlet being used has the same configuration as the grounded plug . DO NOT USE AN ADAPTER . See illustration . 3 , Inspect the plug and cord before each use . Do not use if there are signs of damage . 4 . If these grounding instructions are not completely understood , or if in doubt as to whether the compressor is properly grounded , have the installation checked by a qualified electrician . IMPROPER GROUNDING CAN RESULT IN ELECTRICAL SHOCK . Do not modify the plug provided . If it does not fit the available outlet , a correct outlet should be installed by a qualified electrician , Repairs to the cord set or plug MUST be made by a qualified electrician . 9 - ENG D28379
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Extension Cords Using extension cords is not recommended . The use of extension cords will cause voltage to drop resulting in power loss to the motor and overheating . Instead of using an extension cord , increase the working reach of the air hose by attaching another length of hose to its end . Attach additional lengths of hose as needed . If an extension cord must be used , be sure it is : • a 3 - wire extension cord that has a 3 - blade grounding plug , and a 3 - slot receptacle that will accept the plug on the product in good condition no longer than 50 feet 12 gauge ( AWG ) or larger . ( Wire size increases as gauge number decreases . 10 AW ( 3 and 8 AWG may also be used . DO NOT USE 14 OR 16 AWG . ) Voltage and Circuit Protection Refer to the Parts Manual for the voltage and minimum branch circuit requirements . Certain air compressors can be operated on a 15 amp circuit if the following conditions are met . 1 . Voltage supply through branch circuit is 15 amps . 2 . Circuit is not used to supply any other electrical needs ( lights , appliances , etc . ) . 3 . Extension cords comply with specifications . 4 . Circuit is equipped with a 15 amp circuit breaker or 15 amp time delay fuse . NOTE : If compressor is connected to a circuit protected by fuses , use only time delay fuses . Time delay fuses should be marked " D " in Canada and " T " in the US . If any of the above conditions cannot be met , or if operation of the compressor repeatedly causes interruption of the power , it may be necessary to operate it from a 20 amp circuit . It is not necessary to change the cord set . D28379 10 - ENG
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Know Your Air Compressor READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT . Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments . Save this manual for future reference . Description of Operation Become familiar with these controls before operating the unit , On / Auto / Off Switch ( A ) : Turn this switch ON to provide automatic power to the pressure switch and OFF to remove power at the end of each use , Pressure Switch ( B ) : The pressure switch automatically starts the motor when the air tank pressure drops below the factory set " cut - in " pressure . It stops the motor when the air tank pressure reaches the factory set " cut - out " pressure . Safety Valve ( C ) : If the pressure switch does not shut off the air compressor at its " cut - out " pressure setting , the safety valve will protect against high pressure by " popping out " at its factory set pressure ( slightly higher than the pressure switch " cut - out " setting ) . Outlet Pressure Gauge ( D ) : The outlet pressure gauge indicates the air pressure available at the outlet side of the regulator . This pressure is controlled by the regulator and is always less than or equal to the tank pressure . Tank Pressure Gauge ( E ) : The tank pressure gauge indicates the reserve air pressure in the tank . Regulator ( F ) : Controls the air pressure shown on the outlet pressure gauge . Pull the knob out and turn clockwise to increase pressure and counterclockwise to decrease pressure . When the desired pressure is reached push knob in to lock in place . Universal Quick - Connect Body ( G ) : The universal quick - connect body accepts the three most popular styles of quick - connect plugs - Industrial , automotive ( Tru - flate ) , and ARO . One hand push - to - connect operation makes connections simple and easy . The two quick connect bodies allow the use of two tools at the same time . Remote Console ( H ) : Permits remote air regulation and control closer to work area , includes two high - flow industrial / automotive style compatible quick - connects , outlet pressure gauge , and a high - flow regulator . 11 - ENG D28379
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Cooling System ( not shown ) : This compressor contains an advanced design cooling system . At the heart of this cooling system is an engineered fan . It is perfectly normal for this fan to blow air through the vent holes in large amounts . You know that the cooling system is working when air is being expelled . Air Compressor Pump ( not shown : Compresses air into the air tank . Working air is not available unti { the compressor has raised the air tank pressure above that required at the air outlet . Drain Valve ( I ) , , The drain valve is locatedto at the base of the air tank and is used drain condensation at the end of each use . Cheek Valve ( L ) . " When the air compressor is operating , the check valve is " open " , allowing compressed air to enter the air tank . When the air compressor reaches " cut - out " pressure , the check valve " closes " , allowing air pressure to remain inside the air tank . Air Intake Filter ( K ) : This filter is designed to clean air coming into the pump . This filter must always be clean and ventilation openings free from obstructions . See " Maintenance " . Pressure Release Valve ( M ) : The pressure release valve located on the side of the pressure switch , is designed to automatically release compressed air from the compressor head and the outlet tube when the air compressor reaches " cut - out " pressure or is shut off . The pressure release valve allows the motor to restart freely . When the motor stops running , air will be heard escaping from this valve for a few seconds . No air should be heard leaking when the motor is running , or continuous leaking after unit reaches " cut - out " pressure . How to Use Your Unit How to Stop : 1 . Set the On / Auto / Off lever to " OFF " . D28379 12 - ENG
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Before Starting Break - in instructions Serious damage may result if the following break - in instructions are not closely followed , This procedure is required before the air compressor is put into service and when the check valve or a complete compressor pump has been replaced . t . Make sure the On / Auto / Off lever is in the " OFF " position . NOTE : If quick connect is installed , pull coupler back until it clicks to prevent air from escaping through the quick connect . 2 . Plug the power cord into the correct branch circuit receptacle . ( Refer to Voltage and Circuit Protection paragraph in the Installation section of this manuel . ) 3 . Open the drain valve fully ( counter - clockwise ) to permit air to escape and prevent air pressure build up in the air tank during the break - in period . 4 . Move the On / Auto / Off lever to " ON / AUTO " position . The compressor will start . 5 . Run the compressor for 15 minutes . Make sure the drain valve is open and there is minimal air pressure build - up in tank . 6 . After 15 minutes , close the drain valve ( clockwise ) . The air receiver will fill to " cut - out " pressure and the motor will stop . The compressor is now ready for use . Before Each Start - Up : 1 . Place On / Auto / Off lever to " OFF " . 2 , Pull regulator knob out , turn counter - clockwise until it stops . Push knob in to lock in place . 3 . Attach hose and accessories . NOTE : The hose or accessory will require a quick connect plug . To use remote console , see " How to Use Remote Console " paragraph in this section . Too much air pressure causes a hazardous risk of bursting , Check the manufacturer's maximum pressure rating for air tools and accessories . The regulator outlet pressure must never exceed the maximum pressure rating . 13 - ENG D28379
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How to Start : 1 , Turn the On / Auto / Off lever to " AUTO " and allow tank pressure to build . Motor will stop when tank pressure reaches " cut - out " pressure . 2 . Pull the regulator knob out and turn clockwise to increase pressure . When the desired pressure is reached push knob in to lock in place . The compressor is ready for use . NOTE : Always operate the air compressor in well - ventilated areas free of gasoline or other combustible vapors . If the compressor is being used to operate a sprayer DO NOT place near the spray area . How to Use Remote Console : When needed the remote console allows remote air regulation and control closer to the work area . Reduce air pressure in tank to 60 psi maximum before removing or connecting portable control panel and when connecting hose to tank quick - connect coupler . 1 . Turn knobs counter clockwise to loosen knobs securing control panel . 2 . Slide console up and away from frame , disconnect air hose from quick connect ( a ) , and remove console . | . Connect air hose ( sold separately ) to quick connect plug ( b ) and quick connect ( a ) . The console can then be brought closer to the work site to rest on the console brackets ( d ) or be temporarily mounted using the mounting hole ( c ) . Can cause serious injury or death . Tank may contain 150 PSI of air pressure . Never connect accessories toed unregulated air , Never operate tools or accessories above mark maximum pressure . D28379 14 - ENG
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How to transport unit The unit has a handle ( a ) for carrying and a handle ( b ) for pulling . t . Grasp carrying handle ( a ) to lift unit . b 2 . Slide handle ( b ) out until it locks into place . 3 . Pull unit as shown , do not push unit . NOTE : When transporting do not lift the unit to the point where it would tip over backwards . IMPORTANT : Only use pulling handle to pull unit , use the carrying handle to lift and carry unit . 15 - ENG D28379
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Customer Responsibilities DaiLyor Before a _ cerh Frequently Yearly each ea use use Check Safety Valve • DrainTank • Air Filter 01 Air compressor pump intake and exhaust valves 1 - more frequent in dusty or humid conditions Unit cycles automatically when power is on . When performing maintenance , you may be exposed to voltage sources , compressed air , or moving parts . Personal injuries can occur . Before performing any maintenance or repair , disconnect power source from the compressor and bleed off all air pressure . To ensure efficient operation and longer life of the air compressor outfit , a routine maintenance schedule should be prepared and followed . The following routine maintenance schedule is geared to an outfit in a normal working environment operating on a daily basis . If necessary , the schedule should be modified to suit the conditions under which your compressor is used . The modifications will depend upon the hours of operation and the working environment . Compressor outfits in an extremely dirty and / or hostile environment will require a greater frequency of all maintenance checks . NOTE : See " Operation " section for the location of controls . To Check Safety Valve If the safety valve does not work properly , over - pressurization may occur , causing air tank rupture or an explosion . 1 . Before starting compressor , pull the ring on the safety valve to make sure that the safety valve operates freely . If the valve is stuck or does not operate smoothly , it must be replaced with the same type of valve . D28379 16 - ENG
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To Drain Tank 1 . Set the On / Auto / Off lever to " OFF " . 2 . Pull the regulator knob out and turn counterclockwise to set the outlet pressure to zero . 3 . Remove the air tool or accessory . 4 . Pull ring on safety valve allowing air to bleed from the tank until tank pressure is approximately 20 psi . Release safety valve ring . 5 . Drain water from air tank by opening drain valve ( counter - clockwise ) on bottom of tank . Water will condense in the air tank . If not drained , water _ will corrode end weaken the air tank causing a risk of air tank rupture . 6 . After the water has been drained , close the drain valve ( clockwise ) . The air compressor can now be stored . NOTE : If drain valve is plugged , release all air pressure . The valve can then be removed , cleaned , the reinstalled . Air Filter Inspection and Replacement Hot surfaces . Risk of burn . Compressor heads are exposed when filter cover is removed . Allow compressor to cool prior to servicing . Keep the air filter clean at all times . Do not operate the air compressor with the air filter removed . A dirty air filter will not allow the compressor pump to operate at full capacity . Before you use the compressor pump , check the air filter to be sure it is clean and in place . ff it is dirty , replace it with a new filter . 1 . Remove the air filter cover . 2 , Remove the air filter from filter cover . 3 . Place new air filter into filter cover . Refer to the " Repair Parts " for the correct part number . 4 . Replace air filter cover and lock into place . Air Compressor Pump Intake and Exhaust Valves Once a year have a Trained Service Technician check the air compressor pump intake and exhaust valves . 17 - ENG D28379
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_ m Unit cycles automatically when power is on . When doing Maintenance , you may be exposed to voltage sources , compressed air or moving parts . Personal injuries can occur . Before performing any Maintenance or repair , unplug the compressor and bleed off all air pressure . ALL MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OPERATIONS NOT LISTED MUST BE PERFORMED BY TRAINED SERVICE TECHNICIAN . Before servicing : • Unplug or disconnect electrical supply to the air compressor . • Bleed tank of pressure . • Allow the air compressor to cool . To Replace or Clean Check Valve 1 . Release all air pressure from air tank . See " To Drain Tank " in the Maintenance section . 2 . Unplug outfit . NOTE : If needed the top panel may be removed to make parts accessible . 3 . Using an adjustable wrench loosen outlet tube nut at air tank and pump . Carefutly move outlet tube away from check valve . 4 . Using an adjustable wrench loosen pressure relief tube nut at air tank and pressure switch . Carefully move pressure relief tube away from check valve . 5 . Unscrew the check valve ( turn counterclockwise ) using a 7 / 8 " open end wrench . Note the orientation for reassembly . 6 . Unscrew elbow fitting from the check valve ( turn counterclockwise ) using an adjustable wrench . Note the orientation of the elbow fitting for reassembly , 7 . Using a screwdriver , carefully push the valve disc up and down . NOTE : The valve disc should move freely up and down on a spring which holds the valve disc in the closed position . If not , the check valve needs to be cleaned or replaced . 8 , Clean or replace the check valve . A solvent , such as paint or varnish remover can be used to clean the check valve . 9 , Apply sealant to the check valve threads . Reinstalt the check valve and elbow fitting ( turn clockwise ) . 10 . Replace the pressure release tube . Tighten nut . 11 . Replace the outlet tube and tighten nut . 12 . Perform the Break - in Procedure , See " Break - in Procedure " in the Operation section . 028379 18 - ENG
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Before you store the air compressor , make sure you do the following : 1 . Review the " Maintenance " section on the preceding pages and perform scheduled maintenance as necessary . 2 . Set the On / Auto / Off lever to " OFF " . 3 . Turn the regulator counterclockwise and set the outlet pressure to zero . 4 . Remove the air tool or accessory . 5 . Pull ring on safety valve allowing air to bleed from the tank until tank pressure is approximately 20 psi . Release safety valve ring . 6 . Drain water from air tank by opening drain valve on bottom of tank . Water will condense in the air tank . If not drained , water will corrode and weaken the air tank causing a risk of air tank rupture . 7 . After the water has been drained , close the drain or drain valve . NOTE : If drain valve is plugged , release all air pressure . The valve can then be removed , cleaned , then reinstalled . 8 . Wrap electrical cord onto the cord wrap as shown . 9 . Protect the air hose from damage ( such as being stepped on 10 . Push pulling handle into place for storage . 11 . Store the air compressor in a clean an dry location . 19 - ENG D28379
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Performing repairs may expose voltage sources , moving parts or compressed air sources , moving parts or compressed sir sources , Personal injury may occur . PHor to attempting any repairs , unplug the air compressor and bleed off all sir tank air pressure . PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Move On / Auto / Off lever to Pressure switch does not Excessive tank shut off motor when the " OFF " position , if the pressure - safet ' outfit does not shut off compressor reaches valve pops off . contact a Trained Service " cut - out " pressure . Technician . Pressure switch " cut - out " Contact a Trained Service Technician . too high . Air leaks at Tube fittings are not tight Tighten fittings where air can fittings . enough . be heard escaping . Check fittings with soapy water solution . Do Not Overtighten . defective check valve Air leaks at or Check valve seat damaged . results in a constant air leak inside check valve . at the pressure release valve when there is pressure in the tank and the compressor is shut off . Replace check valve . Refer to the " To Replace or Clean Check Valve " in the " Service and Adjustment " section . Contact a Trained Service Air leaks at Defective pressure switch release vatve . Technician . pressure switch release valve , Defective air tank . Air leaks in air Air tank must be replaced . tank or at air Do not repair the leak . tank welds . Do not drill into , weld or otherwise modify air tank or it will weaken . The tan k can rupture or explode . Contact a Trained Service Air leaks Leaking seal . Technician . between head and valve plate . D28379 20 - ENG
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PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Pressure reading It is normal for " some " If there is an excessive on the regulated 3ressure drop to occur . amount of pressure drop pressure gauge when the accessory is used , drops when an adjust the regulator following accessory is the instructions in the used . " Description of Operation " paragraph in the " Operation Section . NOTE : Adjust the regulated ) ressure under flow conditions ( while accessory is being used ) . Operate safety valve Possible defect in safety Knocking Noise . valve . manually by pulling on ring . If valve still leaks , it should be replaced . Defective check valve . Remove and clean , or replace . Decrease amount of air Prolonged excessive use of Compressor is air . usage . not supplying enough air to Compressor is not large Check the accessory air operate accessories . enough for air requirement . requirement . If it is higher than the SCFM or pressure supplied by your air compressor , you need a larger compressor . Hole in hose . Check and replace if required . Check valve restricted . Remove and clean , or replace . Air leaks . Tighten fittings . Restricted air intake filter . Clean or replace air intake filter . Do not operate the air compressor with the filter removed . Refer to the " Air Filter " paragraph in the " Maintenance " section . Regulator knob Damaged regulator . Replace . has continuous air leak . 21 - ENG D28379
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PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Regulator will Damaged regulator . Replace . not shut off air outlet . Motor will not Let motor cool off and Motor overload protection run , overload switch will switch has tripped . automatically reset , Tank pressure exceeds Motor will start automatically : ) ressure switch " cut - in " when tank pressure drops _ ressure . below " cut - in " pressure of _ ressure switch . Extension cord is wrong Check for proper gauge wire length or gauge . and cord length . Check valve stuck open . Remove and clean , or replace . Loose electrical connections . Check wiring connection inside pressure switch and terminal box area . Possible defective motor or Have checked by a Trained starting capacitor , Service Technician . Paint spray on internal motor Have checked by a Trained parts . Service Technician . Do not operate the compressor in the paint spray area . See flammable vapor warning . Pressure release valve on Bleed the line by pushing the 3ressure switch has not lever on the pressure switch unloaded head pressure . to the " off " position ; if the valve does not open , replace switch . 1 . Check fuse box for blown Fuse blown , circuit breaker tripped . fuse and replace as necessary . Reset circuitfuse breaker . Do not use a or circuit breaker with higher rating than that specified for your particular branch circuit . 2 . Check for proper fuse . You should use a time delay fuse , 3 . Check for low voltage conditions and / or proper extension cord . 4 . Disconnect the other electrical appliances from circuit or operate the compressor on its own branch circuit , D28379 22 - ENG
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PORTER - CABLE CORPORATION warrants to the original purchaser that all products covered under this warranty are free from defects in material and workmanship . Products covered under this warranty include air compressors , air tools , service parts , pressure washers , and generators , which have the following warranty pedods : 3 YEARS - Limited warranty on 2 - stsge oil - free air compressor pumps that operate at 1725 RPM . 2 YEARS - Limited warranty on oil - lubricsteg air compressor pumps . I YEAR - Limited warranty on all other air compressor components . 2 YEARS - Limited warranty on electric generator alternators . I YEAR - Umited warranty on other generator components . 2 YEARS - Limited warranty on pneumatic air tools as described in Porter - Gable general catalog . I YEAR - Limited warranty on pressure washers used in consumer applications ( i . e . porsonal residential household usage only ) . go DAY - pressure washers used for commercial applications ( income producing ) and service parts . 1 YEAR - Umited warranty on all accessodes . Porter - Cable will repair or replace , at Porter - Cable's option , products or component _ which have failed w _ hin the warranty pedod . Service will be scheduled according to the normal work flow and business hours at the service center location , and the availability of replacement pa _ s . All decisions of Porter - Cable Corporation with regard to this limited warranty shall be final . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . RESPONSIBILITY OF ORIGINAL PURCHASER { initial User ) : • To process a wamanty claim on this product , DO NOT return it to the retalisr . The product musf be evaluated by a ports _ Cable Authoflzed Warranty Service Center . For the location of the nearest porter . Cable Authorized Warranty Servtce Center carl 1 - 888 - 559 - 8550 , 24 hours a day , 7 days a week . • Retain odginal cash register sales receipt as proof of purchase for warranty work . • Use reasonable care in the operation and maintenance of the product as described In the Owners Manual ( s ) . • Deliver or ship the product to the nearest Porter - Cable Authorized Warranty Service Center . Freight costs , if any , must be paid by the purchaser , • Air compressors with 60 and 80 gallon tanks will be inspected at the site of installation . Contact the nearest Porter - Cabts Authorized Warranty Service Center that provides on - sife service calls , for service call arrangements . • If the purchaser does not receive satisfactory results from the Porter - Cable Authorized Warranty Service Center , the purchaser should contact Porter - Cable . THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER : • Merchandise sold as reconditioned , used as rental equipment , and floor or display models . • Merchandise that has become damaged or inoperative because of ordinary wear , misuse * , cold , heat , rain , excessive humidity , freeze damage , use of improper chemicals , negligence , accident , failure to operate the product in accordance virth the instructions provided in the Owners Manual ( s ) supplied with the product , improper maintenance , the use of accessories or attachments not recommended by porter - Cable , or unauthorized repair or alterations . * An air compressor that pumps air more than 50 % during a one hour period is considered misuse because the air compressor is undersized for the required air demand . • Repair and transportation costs of merchandise determined not to be defective . • Casts associated with assembly , required oil , adjustments or other installation and start - up costs . • Expendable parts or accessories supplied with the produet which are expected to become inoperative or unusable after a reasonable period of use , including but not limited to s _ ndieg disks or pads , saw and shear blades , gdoding stones , springs , chisels , nozzles , o - rings , air jets , washers and similar accessories . • Merchandise sold by Porter - Cable which has been manufactured by and identified as the product of another company , such as gasoline engines . The product manufacturer's warranty , if any , will apply . • ANY INCIDENTAL _ INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSE , DAMAGE , OR EXPENSE THAT MAY RESULT FROM ANy DEFECT , FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE PRODUCT IS NOT COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY . Some states do not allow the exclusion or Ilmifedon of incidental or consequential damages , so the above limRalton or exclusion may not apply to you . • IMPLIED WARRANTIES , INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE , ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE . Some sfates do not allow llmha _ ons on how long an implied warranty lasts , so the above limitations may not apply to you . PORTER * ( llLE Porter - CabMCorporation Jackson , TN USA 1 - 888 - 559 - 8550 D28379 24 - ENG
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