DeVilbiss FAC125 Troubleshooting guide

OWNERS MANUAL FOR
PERMANENTLY LUBRICATED AIR COMPRESSOR
(For Home Use Only)
MODEL NO.
FA125
FAC125
SPECIFICATION CHART
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY GUIDELINES .......................................................... 1
MODEL NO.
Horsepower
SCFM @ 40 psig
SCFM @ 90 psig
Cut-In
Cut-Out
Bore
Stroke
Voltage/Hertz/ Phase
Minimum Branch Circuit
Requirement
*Fuse Type
Amperage at Max. Load
Tank Size
FA125
1.5
4.0
2.9
100 PSI
125 PSI
1 7/8"
1 1/4"
120/60/1
FAC125
----4.0
2.9
100 PSI
125 PSI
1 7/8"
1 1/4"
120/60/1
15 AMPS
Quick Acting
10 AMPS
3 Gallon
15 AMPS
Quick Acting
10 AMPS
3 Gallon
*A circuit breaker is preferred. Use only a fuse or
circuit breaker that is the same rating as the branch
circuit the air compressor is operated on. If the air
compressor is connected to a circuit protected by
fuses, use quick acting fuses.
WARRANTY ........................................................................ 2
WARNING CHART ........................................................... 3-4
GLOSSARY ......................................................................... 5
DUTY CYCLE ....................................................................... 5
STORAGE ............................................................................ 5
DESCRIPTION OF OPERATION ........................................... 6
INSTALLATION AND BREAK-IN
PROCEDURES ................................................................ 6-7
Location of Air Compressor ........................................ 6
Extension Cords .......................................................... 6
Voltage and Circuit Protection .................................... 6
Grounding Instructions ................................................ 7
Additional Regulators and Controls ............................ 7
Break-In Procedures ................................................... 7
OPERATING PROCEDURES ................................................ 8
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ......................................... 9-10
COMPRESSOR PARTS LIST ............................................ 11
SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS
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 to the
right. Please read the manual and
pay attention to these sections.
URGENT SAFETY INFORMATION - A HAZARD
THAT WILL CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR LOSS
OF LIFE.
Information for preventing damage to
equipment.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION - A
HAZARD THAT MIGHT CAUSE SERIOUS
INJURY OR LOSS OF LIFE.
Information that you should pay
special attention to.
Call our Toll Free Number 1-800-888-2468, Ext 2, then 1, to obtain the location of the nearest Authorized Service
Center for ordering repair parts and for warranty repairs.
When ordering repair parts from your local Authorized Service Center, always give the following information:
• Model number of your compressor
• Part number and description of the item you wish to purchase
DeVilbiss Air Power Company • 213 Industrial Drive •
MGP-FA125
9/23/97
Jackson, TN 38301-9615
LIMITED WARRANTY
ONE YEAR FROM DATE OF PURCHASE
All merchandise manufactured by DeVilbiss Air Power Company is warranted to be free of defects in workmanship
and material which occur during the first year from the date of purchase by the original purchaser (initial user). Products
covered under this warranty include: air compressors, *air tools, accessories, service parts, pressure washers, and
generators used in consumer applications (i.e., personal residential household usage only).
Air compressors, *air tools, accessories, service parts, pressure washers, and generators used in commercial
applications (income producing) are covered by a 90 day warranty.
DeVilbiss Air Power will repair or replace, at DeVilbiss's option, products or components which have failed within the
warranty period. Repair or replacement, and service calls on 60 and 80 gallon air compressors, will be handled by
Authorized Warranty Service Centers and will be scheduled and serviced according to the normal work flow and
business hours at the service center location, and depending on the availability of replacement parts.
All decisions of DeVilbiss Air Power Company with regard to this policy 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):
❏ Retain original 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 DeVilbiss Air Power Authorized Warranty Service Center.
Freight costs, if any, must be paid by the purchaser.
❏ Air compressors with 60 and 80 gallon tanks only will be inspected at the site of installation. Contact the nearest
Authorized Warranty Service Center, that provides on-site service calls, for service call arrangement.
❏ If the purchaser does not receive satisfactory results from the Authorized Warranty Service Center, the purchaser
should contact DeVilbiss Air Power Company.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
❏ Merchandise sold as reconditioned, floor models and/or display models. Any damaged or incomplete equipment
sold "as is".
❏ Merchandise used as "rental" equipment.
❏ Merchandise that has become inoperative because of ordinary wear, misuse, freeze damage, use of improper
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chemicals, negligence, accident, improper and/or unauthorized repair or alterations including failure to operate
the product in accordance with the instructions provided in the Owners Manual (s) supplied with the product.
*Air Tools: O-Rings and driver blades are considered ordinary wear parts, therefore, they are warranted for a
period of 45 days from the date of purchase.
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. Maximum compressor pumping time per hour is
30 minutes.
Merchandise sold by DeVilbiss Air Power which has been manufactured by and identified as the product of
another company. The product manufacturer's warranty will apply.
Repair and transportation costs of merchandise determined not to be defective.
Cost associated with assembly, required oil, adjustments or other installation and start-up cost.
ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS, DAMAGE, OR EXPENSE THAT MAY RESULT FROM
ANY DEFECT, FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE PRODUCT. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. Some states do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
DeVilbiss Air Power Company
213 Industrial Drive • Jackson, TN 38301-9615 • Telephone: 1-800-888-2468 , Ext. 2 • FAX: 1-800-888-9036
Form: SP-100-E - 4/25/96
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS •
IMPROPER OPERATION OR MAINTENANCE OF THIS PRODUCT COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY
AND PROPERTY DAMAGE. READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL WARNINGS AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS EQUIPMENT.
HAZARD
RISK OF BURSTING
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
HOW TO PREVENT IT
AIR TANK
THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS COULD LEAD
TO A WEAKENING OF THE TANK, AND RESULT
IN A VIOLENT TANK EXPLOSION:
1. FAILURE TO PROPERLY DRAIN
CONDENSED WATER FROM THE TANK,
CAUSING RUST AND THINNING OF THE
STEEL TANK.
DRAIN TANK DAILY OR AFTER EACH USE.
IF TANK DEVELOPS A LEAK, REPLACE IT
IMMEDIATELY WITH A NEW TANK OR NEW
COMPRESSOR OUTFIT.
2. MODIFICATIONS OR ATTEMPTED
REPAIRS TO THE TANK.
NEVER DRILL INTO, WELD, OR MAKE ANY
MODIFICATIONS TO THE TANK OR ITS
ATTACHMENTS.
3. UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATIONS TO THE
PRESSURE SWITCH, SAFETY VALVE, OR
ANY OTHER COMPONENTS WHICH
CONTROL TANK PRESSURE.
THE TANK IS DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND
SPECIFIC OPERATING PRESSURES. NEVER
MAKE ADJUSTMENTS OR PARTS SUBSTITUTIONS TO ALTER THE FACTORY SET
OPERATING PRESSURES.
ATTACHMENTS
RISK OF
EXPLOSION OR FIRE
& ACCESSORIES
EXCEEDING THE PRESSURE RATING OF AIR
TOOLS, SPRAY GUNS, AIR OPERATED ACCESSORIES, TIRES AND OTHER INFLATABLES CAN
CAUSE THEM TO EXPLODE OR FLY APART,
AND COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.
FOLLOW THE EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS RECOMMENDATION AND NEVER
EXCEED THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE PRESSURE RATING OF ATTACHMENTS. NEVER
USE COMPRESSOR TO INFLATE SMALL
LOW-PRESSURE OBJECTS SUCH AS
CHILDREN’S TOYS, FOOTBALLS,
BASKETBALLS. ETC.
IT IS NORMAL FOR ELECTRICAL CONTACTS
WITHIN THE MOTOR AND PRESSURE SWITCH
TO SPARK.
ALWAYS OPERATE THE COMPRESSOR IN A
WELL VENTILATED AREA FREE OF COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS, GASOLINE OR SOLVENT VAPORS.
IF ELECTRICAL SPARKS FROM COMPRESSOR
COME INTO CONTACT WITH FLAMMABLE
VAPORS, THEY MAY IGNITE, CAUSING FIRE
OR EXPLOSION.
IF SPRAYING FLAMMABLE MATERIALS, LOCATE COMPRESSOR AT LEAST 20 FEET
AWAY FROM SPRAY AREA. AN ADDITIONAL
LENGTH OF HOSE MAY BE REQUIRED.
STORE FLAMMABLE MATERIALS IN A
SECURE LOCATION AWAY FROM COMPRESSOR.
RISK OF
ELECTRICAL SHOCK
RESTRICTING ANY OF THE COMPRESSOR
VENTILATION OPENINGS WILL CAUSE SERIOUS OVERHEATING AND COULD CAUSE
FIRE.
NEVER PLACE OBJECTS AGAINST OR ON
TOP OF COMPRESSOR. OPERATE COMPRESSOR IN AN OPEN AREA AT LEAST 12
INCHES AWAY FROM ANY
WALL OR
OBSTRUCTION THAT WOULD RESTRICT THE
FLOW OF FRESH AIR TO THE VENTILATION
OPENINGS.
YOUR AIR COMPRESSOR IS POWERED BY
ELECTRICITY.
LIKE ANY OTHER ELECTRICALLY POWERED DEVICE, IF IT IS NOT USED
PROPERLY IT MAY CAUSE ELECTRIC SHOCK.
NEVER OPERATE THE COMPRESSOR OUTDOORS WHEN IT IS RAINING OR IN WET
CONDITIONS.
NEVER OPERATE COMPRESSOR WITH
COVER COMPONENTS REMOVED OR DAMAGED.
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*
HAZARD
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
HOW TO PREVENT IT
RISK OF
ELECTRICAL SHOCK
YOUR AIR COMPRESSOR IS POWERED BY
ELECTRICITY. LIKE ANY OTHER ELECTRICALLY POWERED DEVICE, IF IT IS NOT USED
PROPERLY IT MAY CAUSE ELECTRIC
SHOCK.
NEVER OPERATE THE COMPRESSOR OUTDOORS WHEN IT IS RAINING OR IN WET
CONDITIONS.
REPAIRS ATTEMPTED BY UNQUALIFIED
PERSONNEL CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS
INJURY OR DEATH BY ELECTROCUTION.
ANY ELECTRICAL WIRING OR REPAIRS
REQUIRE ON THIS PRODUCT SHOULD BE
PERFORMED BY AUTHORIZED SERVICE
CENTER PERSONNEL IN ACCORDANCE
WITH NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTRICAL
CODES.
\ELECTRICAL GROUNDING:
FAILURE TO
PROVIDE ADEQUATE GROUNDING TO THIS
PRODUCT COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS
INJURY OR DEATH FROM ELECTROCUTION. SEE GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS.
MAKE CERTAIN THAT THE ELECTRICAL
CIRCUIT TO WHICH THE COMPRESSOR IS
CONNECTED PROVIDES PROPER ELECTRICAL GROUNDING, CORRECT VOLTAGE
AND ADEQUATE FUSE PROTECTION.
THE COMPRESSED AIR STREAM CAN
CAUSE SOFT TISSUE DAMAGE TO EXPOSED SKIN AND CAN PROPEL DIRT,
CHIPS, LOOSE PARTICLES AND SMALL
OBJECTS AT HIGH SPEED, RESULTING IN
PROPERTY DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY.
ALWAYS WEAR ANSI Z87.1 APPROVED
SAFETY GLASSES WITH SIDE SHIELDS
WHEN USING THE COMPRESSOR.
THE COMPRESSED AIR FROM YOUR
COMPRESSOR IS NOT SAFE FOR BREATHING! THE AIR STREAM MAY CONTAIN
CARBON MONOXIDE, TOXIC VAPORS OR
SOLID PARTICLES.
NEVER INHALE AIR FROM THE COMPRESSOR EITHER DIRECTLY OR FROM A
BREATHING DEVICE CONNECTED TO THE
COMPRESSOR.
SPRAYED MATERIALS SUCH AS PAINT,
PAINT SOLVENTS, PAINT REMOVER,
INSECTICIDES, WEED KILLERS, ETC..
CONTAIN HARMFUL VAPORS AND POISONS.
WORK IN AN AREA WITH GOOD CROSSVENTILATION. READ AND FOLLOW THE
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED ON THE
LABEL OR SAFETY DATA SHEETS FOR THE
MATERIAL YOU ARE SPRAYING.
USE A
NIOSH/MSHA APPROVED RESPIRATOR
DESIGNED FOR USE WITH YOUR SPECIFIC
APPLICATION.
MOVING PARTS CAN CAUSE SERIOUS
INJURY OR DAMAGE IF THEY COME INTO
CONTACT WITH YOU OR YOUR CLOTHING.
DO NOT REMOVE THE PROTECTIVE
COVERS FROM THIS PRODUCT. NEVER
OPERATE THE COMPRESSOR WITH
GUARDS OR COVERS WHICH ARE DAMAGED OR REMOVED.
ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE OR REPAIR
COMPRESSOR WITH PROTECTIVE
SHROUDS REMOVED CAN EXPOSE YOU
TO MOVING PARTS AND ELECTRICAL
SHOCK.
ANY REPAIRS REQUIRED ON THIS PRODUCT SHOULD BE PERFORMED BY AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER PERSONNEL.
A PORTABLE COMPRESSOR CAN FALL
FROM A TABLE, WORKBENCH OR ROOF
CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE COMPRESSOR
WHICH COULD EXPOSE YOU TO HAZARDOUS MOVING OR ELECTRICAL PARTS.
ALWAYS OPERATE COMPRESSOR IN A
STABLE SECURE POSITION TO PREVENT
ACCIDENTAL MOVEMENT OF THE UNIT.
NEVER OPERATE COMPRESSOR ON A
ROOF OR OTHER ELEVATED POSITION.
USE ADDITIONAL AIR HOSE TO REACH
HIGH LOCATIONS.
THE COMPRESSOR CYCLES AUTOMATICALLY WHEN THE PRESSURE SWITCH IS
IN THE ON/AUTO POSITION.
ALWAYS TURN OFF THE COMPRESSOR,
BLEED PRESSURE FROM THE AIR HOSE
AND TANK UNPLUG FROM ELECTRICAL
OUTLET BEFORE PERFORMING MAINTENANCE OR ATTACHING TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES.
TOUCHING EXPOSED METAL SUCH AS THE
COMPRESSOR HEAD OR OUTLET TUBE
CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS BURNS.
NEVER TOUCH ANY EXPOSED METAL
PARTS ON COMPRESSOR DURING OR
IMMEDIATELY AFTER OPERATION. COMPRESSOR WILL REMAIN HOT FOR SEVERAL MINUTES AFTER OPERATION.
RISK FROM
FLYING OBJECTS
RISK TO BREATHING
RISK FROM
MOVING PARTS
RISK OF BURNS
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NEVER OPERATE COMPRESSOR WITH
COVER COMPONENTS REMOVED OR DAMAGED.
NEVER POINT ANY NOZZLE OR SPRAYER
TOWARD ANY PART OF THE BODY OR AT
OTHER PEOPLE OR ANIMALS.
GLOSSARY
SCFM or CFM: Standard Cubic Feet per Minute; a unit of
measurement of air delivery.
PSIG or PSI: Pounds per square inch gauge.
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 approximately 100 PSI
the motor will restart automatically. The low pressure at
which the motor automatically re-starts is called "cut-in
pressure."
ON/AUTO-OFF SWITCH: Turn this switch ON to provide
automatic power to the pressure switch and OFF to remove
power at the end of each use.
CUT-OUT PRESSURE: When you turn on your air compressor and it begins to run, air pressure in the air tank
begins to build. It builds to approximately 125 PSI before the
motor automatically shuts off .The high pressure at which
the motor shuts off is called "cut-out pressure."
MOTOR THERMAL OVERLOAD PROTECTOR: The electric motor has an automatic thermal overload protector. If
the motor overheats for any reason, the thermal overload
protector will shut off the motor. The motor must be allowed
to cool before restarting.
DUTY CYCLE
All DeVilbiss Air Power manufactured 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.
STORAGE
When you have finished using the air compressor:
1. Set the "ON/OFF" switch to "OFF" and unplug the
cord.
3. Protect the electrical cord and air hose from damage by
winding them loosely around the air compressor.
2. Review the "Operating Procedures" section (page 9).
Be sure to drain the water from the air tank.
4. Store the air compressor in a clean and dry location.
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DESCRIPTION OF OPERATION
Air Compressor Pump: To compress air, the piston
moves up and down in the cylinder. On the downstroke, air
is drawn in through the intake valves. The exhaust valves
remain closed. On the upstroke of the piston, air is
compressed. The intake valves close and compressed air
is forced out through the exhaust valves, through the outlet
tube, through the check valve and into the air tank. Working
air is not available until the compressor has raised the tank
pressure above that required at the air outlet.
Check Valve: 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.
Pressure Switch: The pressure switch automatically
starts the motor when the 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.
Regulator: The air pressure coming from the air tank is
controlled by the regulator. Turn the regulator knob clockwise to increase pressure and counterclockwise to
decrease pressure. To avoid minor readjustment after
making a change in pressure setting, always approach the
desired pressure from a lower pressure. When reducing
from a higher to a lower setting, first reduce to pressure less
than that desired, then bring it up to the desired pressure.
Depending on the air requirements of each particular
accessory, the outlet regulated air pressure may have to be
adjusted while operating the accessory.
Outlet Pressure Gauge: 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 or equal to the tank pressure. See “Operating Procedures”.
Tank Pressure Gauge: The tank pressure gauge indicates the reserve air pressure in the tank.
Cooling System: 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 Intake Filter: This unit requires no air filter due to the
unique design of the air intake system.
Drain Valve: The drain valve is located at the base of the
air tank and is used to drain condensation at the end of each
use.
INSTALLATION AND BREAK-IN PROCEDURES
Loc
Location of the Air Compressor
Your compressor comes to you completely assembled
and ready for use. Operate the air compressor in a dry,
clean, cool and well ventilated area. The air compressor
pump and case are designed to allow for proper cooling.
Clean or blow off dust or dirt that collects on the air
compressor. A clean air compressor runs cooler and
provides longer service. The ventilation openings on your
air compressor are necessary to maintain proper operating
temperature. Do not place rags or other containers on or
near these openings.
Voltage and Circuit Protection
See front cover.
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Extension Cords
Use extra air hose instead of an extension cord to avoid
voltage drop and power loss to the motor.
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 compressor.
• in good condition.
• no longer than 50 feet.
• 14 gauge (AWG) or larger. (Wire size increases as
gauge number decreases.) 12 AWG, 10 AWG and
8 AWG may also be used. DO NOT USE 16 OR 18
AWG.
INSTALLATION AND BREAK-IN
PROCEDURES
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 air compressor is equipped with a cord having a
grounded wire with an appropriate grounding plug. The
plug must be used with an outlet that has been installed
and grounded in accordance with all local codes and
ordinances. The outlet must have the same configuration
as the plug. See illustration. DO NOT USE AN ADAPTER.
Additional Regulators and
Controls
Since the air tank pressure is usually greater than that
which is needed, a regulator is employed to control the
air pressure ahead of any individual air driven device.
Separate air transformers which combine the function of
air regulation, moisture and dirt removal should be used
where applicable.
Break-in Procedures
Inspect the plug and cord before each use. Do not use if
there are signs of damage.
IMPROPER GROUNDING CAN RESULT IN
ELECTRICAL SHOCK.
Do not modify the plug that has been provided. If it does
not fit the available outlet, the correct outlet should be
installed by a qualified electrician.
If repairing or replacing cord or plug, the grounding wire
must be kept separate from the current-carrying wires.
Never connect the grounding wire to a flat blade plug
terminal. The grounding wire has insulation with an outer
surface that is green - with or without yellow stripes.
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.
Serious damage may result if the
following break-in instructions are
not closely followed.
This procedure is required:
1. Before the air compressor is put into service.
2. When the check valve is replaced.
a. Set the pressure switch lever to the "OFF"
position.
b. Plug the power cord into the correct branch
circuit receptacle.
c. Turn the regulator clockwise, opening it fully, to
prevent air pressure build-up in the tank.
d. Move the pressure switch lever to "ON/AUTO".
The compressor will start.
e. Run the compressor for 15 minutes. Make sure
the regulator is open and there is no tank
pressure build-up.
f. After 15 minutes, close the regulator by turning
knob counterclockwise. The air receiver will fill
to cut-out pressure and the motor will stop. The
compressor is now ready for use.
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OPERATING PROCEDURES
1. Before attaching air hose or accessories, make sure
the OFF/AUTO lever is set to “OFF” and the air
regulator or shut-off valve is closed.
2. Attach hose and accessories.
When you are finished:
6. Set the “OFF/AUTO” lever to “OFF”.
7. Turn the regulator counterclockwise and set the
outlet pressure to zero.
8. Remove the air tool or accessory.
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.
3. Turn the OFF/AUTO lever to “AUTO” and allow tank
pressure to build. Motor will stop when tank pressure
reaches “cut-out” pressure.
4. Open the regulator by turning it clockwise. Adjust the
regulator to the correct pressure setting. Your compressor is ready for use.
5. Always operate the air compressor in well-ventilated
areas; free of gasoline or other solvent vapors. Do not
operate the compressor near the spray area.
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9. Open the regulator and allow the air to slowly bleed
from the tank. Close the regulator when tank
pressure is approximately 20 psi.
10. Drain water from air 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.
NOTE
If drain cock valve is plugged, release all air
pressure. The valve can then be removed,
cleaned, then reinstalled.
11. After the water has been drained, close the drain
cock or drain valve. The air compressor can now be
stored.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PERFORMING REPAIRS MAY EXPOSE VOLTAGE SOURCES, MOVING PARTS OR COMPRESSED
AIR SOURCES. PERSONAL INJURY MAY OCCUR. PRIOR TO ATTEMPTING ANY REPAIRS,
UNPLUG THE COMPRESSOR AND BLEED OFF TANK AIR PRESSURE.
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Excessive tank pressure - safety
valve pops off.
Pressure switch does not shut off motor when compressor reaches “cutout” pressure.
Move the pressure switch lever to the “OFF” position.
If the outfit doesn’t shut off, unplug. If the electrical
contacts are welded together, replace the pressure
switch.
Pressure '"cut-out" too high.
Return the outfit to an authorized dealer to check and
adjust, or replace switch.
Air leaks at fittings.
Tube fittings are not tight enough.
Tighten fittings where air can be heard escaping.
Check fittings with soapy water solution. DO NOT
OVER-TIGHTEN.
Air leaks at or inside check
valve.
Defective or dirty check valve.
A defective check valve results in a constant air leak
at the pressure release valve when there is pressure
in the tank and the compressor is shut off. Remove
and clean or replace check valve. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN.
Air leaks at pressure switch
release valve.
Defective pressure release valve.
Remove and replace the release valve.
Defective check valve.
A defective check valve results in a constant air leak
at the pressure release valve when there is pressure
in the tank and the compressor is shut off. Remove
and clean or replace check valve. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN.
Defective air tank.
Air tank must be replaced. Do not repair the leak.
Air leaks in air tank or at air tank
welds.
DO NOT DRILL INTO, WELD OR OTHERWISE
MODIFY AIR TANK OR IT WILL WEAKEN.
THE TANK CAN RUPTURE OR EXPLODE.
Pressure reading on the regulated pressure gauge drops
when an accessory is used.
It is normal for “some” pressure drop to
occur.
If there is an excessive amount of pressure drop when
the accessory is used, adjust the regulator following
the instructions on page 7.
NOTE
Adjust the regulated pressure under flow
conditions (while accessory is being
used).
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE (Continued)
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Air leak from safety valve.
Possible defect in safety valve.
Operate safety valve manually by pulling on ring. If
valve still leaks, it should be replaced.
Knocking Noise
Defective check valve.
Remove and clean, or replace.
Compressor is not supplying
enough air to operate accessories.
Prolonged excessive use of air.
Decrease amount of air usage.
Compressor is not large enough for air
requirement.
Check the accessory air 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.
Motor will not run.
Check valve restricted.
Remove and clean, or replace.
Air leaks.
Tighten fittings. (See Air Leaks Section of Troubleshooting Guide.)
Tank pressure exceeds pressure switch
“cut-in” pressure.
Motor will start automatically when tank pressure
drops below “cut-in” pressure of pressure switch.
Wrong gauge wire or length of extension cord.
Check for proper gauge wire 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.
Paint spray on internal motor parts.
Have checked at an Authorized Warranty Service
Center. Do not operate the compressor in the paint
spray area. See flammable vapor warning.
Possible defective motor.
Have checked at an Authorized Warranty Service
Center.
Fuse blown, circuit breaker tripped.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Check fuse box for blown fuse and replace, if
necessary. Reset circuit breaker. Do not use a
fuse or circuit breaker with higher rating than that
specified for your particular branch circuit.
Check for proper fuse.
Check for low voltage conditions and/or proper
extension cord.
Disconnect the other electrical appliances from
circuit or operate the compressor in its own
branch circuit.
Replace regulator.
Regulator knob has continuous Damaged regulator.
air leak. Regulator will not shut off
at air outlet.
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PARTS LIST
PARTS AVAILABLE FOR THIS UNIT
DESCRIPTION
PART NUMBER
REGULATOR ..........................................CAC-4296-1
TANK PRESSURE GAUGE ...................C-GA-345
OUTLET PRESSURE GUAGE ...............C-GA-345
SAFETY VALVE .....................................TIA-4150
DRAIN VALVE ........................................SS-2707
CHECK VALVE ......................................CAC-1275
PRESSURE SWITCH ............................DAC-4105-1 (100 to 125 PSI)
ISOLATOR ..............................................SST-5314-1 (4 used)
11 - ENG
OWNERS MANUAL FOR
PERMANENTLY LUBRICATED AIR COMPRESSOR
(For Home Use Only)
MODEL NO.
FA125
FAC125
WARRANTY
This product is covered by the DeVilbiss one year limited warranty. The warranty
can be found in the General Manual or is available upon request.
Attach Sales Receipt Here.
Retain Original Sales Receipt as Proof of Purchase for Warranty Repair Work.
DeVilbiss Air Power Company • 213 Industrial Drive •
Jackson, TN 38301-9615