ULTRA QUIET & OIL FREE
AIR COMPRESSOR
OwnER'S MAnUAL
A6L1-A
1.0 HP
3.80 CFM @ 40 PSI
2.35 CFM @ 90 PSI
1.6 GALLOn ALUMInUM TAnk
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Table of ConTenTS
InTroduCTIon
IntroductIon __________________________________2
Important Safety InStructIonS _______________3
LocatIonS of Important LabeLS _______________6
aIr compreSSor componentS__________________9
pre-operatIon checkLISt _____________________14
package contents & assembly___________________14
Inspect for damage ____________________________15
Save packaging _______________________________15
compressor Location __________________________15
electrical power _______________________________16
operatIng the aIr compreSSor _______________16
Introduction __________________________________16
assembly ____________________________________16
test run & break-in period______________________17
record the model and serial numbers indicated on your
air compressor’s nameplate:
model no. ________________________________________
Serial no. ________________________________________
daily operation________________________________17
maIntenance _________________________________18
date of purchase: _________________________________
draining the air tank ___________________________18
changing the air filter__________________________18
testing for Leaks ______________________________18
adjusting the pressure Switch ___________________18
cleaning _____________________________________18
Storage ______________________________________18
troubLeShootIng ____________________________19
SpecIfIcatIonS________________________________20
electrical circuit _______________________________20
air passage drawing ___________________________20
Warranty ____________________________________21
product regIStratIon ________________________22
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how to find a local service center:
even quality built equipment might need service or repair parts.
Contact the Customer Service department:
Phone: 1-866-409-4581
please provide the information below:
n Model number and Serial number and specifications shown on the
Model number/Serial number plate.
n Part number or numbers shown in the parts list section of the
owner’s manual for your air compressor model.
n a brief description of the trouble with the air compressor.
IMPorTanT SafeTy
InSTruCTIonS
Safety messages & Signal Words:
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no.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
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description
fan Cover
fan
Crank Case
Connecting rod
Piston ring
Plate Pinch
Pressure Plate Screw
Cylinder
Cylinder obturating ring
Cylinder Head obturating ring
Cylinder Head
Cylinder Head Screw
Connecting Hose obturating
Connecting Hose
Pan Head Screw
limited block
Gassing Valve Plate
Valve Plate
air Inflow Valve Plate
no.
description
20
Metal Strengthen Sheet
21
fan
22
Crank
23
bearing
24
Holding Screw
25
Cheese Head Screw
26
Crank Case
27
leading-out line Guard
28
rotor Pin
29
Motor Screw
30
Spring Washer
31
Stator
32
lock nut
33
rotor
34
bearing
35
bolt
36
bolt
37
elbow exhaust
38 air filter
no.
description
39
Shock Strut
40
nut
41
Quick Connect
42
regulator
43
Pressure Gauge/Small
44
Pressure Gauge/large
45
Pressure Gauge
46
Connecting bar
47
Safety Valve
48
Pressure Switch
49
Capacitor
50
Capacitor Cover
51
Check Valve
52
unloading Pipe
53
exhaust Pipe
54
drain Valve
55
Tank
56
frame (1600)
57 bolt
no.
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
description
Washer
nut
Handle Cover
nut
Washer
foot Cushion
bolt
Power Cord with Plug
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Pre-oPeraTIon
CHeCklIST
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package contents & assembly
model: a6l1-a
package contents:
n air Compressor
n owner's Manual
n air filter
assembly:
n attach the air filter to the top left side of motor head.
Screw air filter into the motor head
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Inspect for damage
maintain a clear area
before using the air compressor, make sure the air tank is not
damaged, inspect all parts for damage, and check that all pipes
are firmly connected.
It is very important that the air compressor is positioned so that
there is adequate airflow around the machine. There must be at
least 2 feet of obstacle-free space surrounding and above the air
compressor.
do not use the air compressor if any damage is found. If
damaged, have an authorized service center inspect and test the
air compressor to ensure that is working properly.
Save packaging
Save all outside packaging in case you ever need to return the
product for service or repair.
compressor Location
use on flat Surface
for proper operation, the air compressor must be placed on a flat
surface with an incline no greater than 15 degrees.
use in areas with clean air
for proper operation and to maximize the longevity of the air
compressor, it is very important that the air drawn into the air
compressor is clean. The air compressor should not be used in
areas where dust or particulates are in the air. This will damage
the motor and impair proper operation.
Important: always use the air filter, properly installed.
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oPeraTInG THe aIr
CoMPreSSor
electrical power
electrical power requirements
Save this manual for future reference.
Introduction
n This air compressor features a compact structure, stable
performance, a high airflow rate, and easy operation and
maintenance. because the air compressor produces no oil in
the airflow, it can be used as an independent air supply
machine for situations in which oil in the airflow is an issue.
n The motor directly drives the eccentric wheel-connecting bar
n before using the air compressor, refer to the serial label for
voltage and amperage requirements. Make sure you have a
sufficient electrical supply for supporting the motor's
requirements.
n use a dedicated circuit for the best results.
n low voltage and/or an overload circuit can cause the motor's
overload protection system circuit breaker to trip.
system, making the piston move reciprocally. The piston is
made from a high-temperature-resistant and abrasion-resistant
nonmetallic material, and is able to function without lubrication
for a long time.
n Compressed air discharges in the air tank. a pressure meter
displays the pressure inside the tank. When the pressure
inside the tank rises to 8 bar, the power is automatically cut off
by the pressure-control switch. When the pressure inside the
tank lowers to 6 bar, the power is turned back on by the
pressure-control switch. This gradually raises the pressure in
the air tank. This procedure happens repeatedly.
assembly
electrical extension cords
1. Connect your air supply hose to the the quick-connect
coupling.
2. Make sure the drainage valve is off and that the pressure
switch is in the off position.
3. ensure that the power supply you are going to use is operating
normally.
4. Insert the power supply cord into the power supply socket.
n Inspect all electrical extension cords to ensure that they are
free of damage.
n When using an extension cord, use a heavy-duty cord that is
no more than 25 feet long and at least 14 gauge.
n use only a 3-wire extension cord that has a 3-blade grounding
plug.
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test run
before using the air compressor for the first time, complete a test
run as follows:
1. Turn the power switch to the off position. Plug the power
supply cord into a power supply socket. Start the air
compressor by turning the power switch to the on position.
The pressure gauge reading will slowly rise as pressure
increases inside the air tank. When the gauge reading reaches
120 PSI, the pressure switch will automatically turn the power
off. This indicates that the compressor is working normally.
2. Turn the power switch to the off position, unplug the power
supply cord and release the air in the tank by pulling on the
safety valve. at this point proceed to the next step (daily
operations) starting the air compressor to continue to use.
note: If the air Compressor is not working properly, the
pressure gauge will indicate that there is a decrease in
pressure in the air tank. If there is an air leak from the
compressor the pressure in the air tank decreases, the
pressure switch resets and the motor automatically turns
back on.
If you detect an air leakage, turn the power switch to the
off position, release the air from the tank by pulling on
the safety valve. unplug the power supply cord and contact
Customer Support for assistance.
daily operation
Starting the compressor:
1. Turn the power switch to the off position.
2. attach the air hose to the quick connect valve.
3. Close the drainage valve.
4. Turn the regulator knob completely to the left.
This will turn down the pressure at the air hose before starting.
5. Plug the power supply cord into a power supply socket.
6. Turn the power switch to the on position.
7. let the motor run and tank fill until motor turns off.
8. Turn the regulator knob to the right increasing the
pressure at the hose. Turn the pressure up until the
desired pressure at the air hose is reached.
9. operate air tool normally.
10. only operate continously for 1 hour maximum.
allow compressor to cool down before restarting.
Shutting down the compressor:
1. Turn the power switch to the off position.
2. unplug the power supply cord.
3. reduce the pressure in the air tank through the air supply
hose.
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MaInTenanCe
draining the air tank
adjusting the pressure Switch
The frequency at which you should drain the air tank depends on
the environmental conditions and the amount of operating time
logged. The average draining frequency is every 2 to 3 days.
The pressure switch is used to control the automatic stop-andstart function of the air compressor, ensuring the correct pressure
of the compressed air in the air tank is maintained.
1. Place the air compressor above a container capable of holding
water.
If the pressure of the compressed air in the air tank is found not to
be in the standard range set by the manufacturer, the pressure
switch must be adjusted to correctly set the activation valve. (The
pressure at which the air compressor will stop running is 8 bar,
and the pressure at which the air compressor will start running
again is 6 bar.)
2. With compressed air in the air tank, slowly turn the drain valve
knob counterclockwise. The water in the air tank will drain out.
3. after all of the accumulated water has drained out, turn the
drain valve knob clockwise until it is tight, in order to avoid
leakage.
changing the air filter
The air filter is designed to reduce noise and help prevent
particulates in the air from entering and damaging the air
compressor.
after being used for a period of time, the air filter will become
clogged. This will reduce the air intake capabilities of the air
compressor, reducing performance. Therefore, the air filter must
be replaced regularly.
1. open the lid on the air filter, then remove the old filter.
adjust the pressure switch as follows:
1. open the casing to access the pressure switch.
2. adjust the setting screw for the maximum pressure. Turning
the setting screw clockwise makes the activation pressure
higher, so the pressure at which the air compressor stops
running will be higher.
3. adjust the setting screw for pressure difference. Turning the
setting screw clockwise makes for a larger pressure difference,
so the difference between the pressure at which the air
compressor starts and the pressure at which the air
compressor stops is larger.
Gradual adjustments should make the activation pressures within
the range set by the manufacturer.
2. replace it with a new filter, then close the lid.
testing for Leaks
Make sure all connections are tight. do not overtighten.
a small leak in any hose or pipe connection will reduce the air
compressor's performance.
To test for small leaks, spray a small amount of soapy water on
the area suspected of leaking. If the soap bubbles, replace the
broken part.
SToraGe
before storing for a prolonged period of time:
1. Turn off the power supply.
2. disconnect the power cord from the power supply.
cleaning
3. Pull the relief valve and release all the pressure from the air
tank.
Clean items with a soft brush, or wipe with a moistened cloth
using a biodegradable solvent.
4. Clean the air compressor to remove all dirt and dust.
do not use flammable liquids such as gasoline or alcohol. always
keep parts clean from dirt and dust for better performance.
5. Cover the air compressor with a cover to protect the unit from
dust and moisture.
6. do not stack or store any items on top of or around the air
compressor. damage could occur.
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TroubleSHooTInG
probLem
poSSIbLe cauSe
poSSIbLe SoLutIonS
air leaks at connections.
let the compressor build pressure in the tank, to
the maximum pressure if possible. brush soapy
water on air connections and look carefully for air
bubbles. Tighten leaky connections. If the problem
persists, contact the seller for further advice.
non-return valve seal is defective.
let the air in the tank flow out until all the pressure
is released. Then remove the non-return valve plug
and clean the valve seal. If necessary, replace the
seal and then reinstall all components.
overload cutout operated because of
motor overheating.
Check that the main voltage corresponds to
specifications. an extension cord that is too thin or
too long can cause a voltage drop and cause the
motor to overheat. allow the motor to cool down.
use heavy duty extension cords. ensure that the
compressor is plugged into a socket as close as
possible to the consumer unit or fuse box.
Motor windings are burned out.
Contact Customer Support.
Capacitor is burned out.
replace starter capacitor.
The motor does not start or starts
slowly.
low voltage supply to the motor.
Check that the main voltage corresponds to
specifications. an extension cord that is too thin or
too long can cause a voltage drop and cause the
motor to overheat. allow the motor to cool down.
use heavy duty extension cords. ensure that the
compressor is plugged into a socket as close as
possible to the consumer unit or fuse box.
The compressor is noisy with
metallic clangs.
Compressor head gasket broken or
valve faulty.
Stop the compressor and contact the dealer.
The compressor does not reach
the maximum pressure.
Compressor head gasket broken or
valve faulty.
Stop the compressor and contact the dealer.
The compressor doesn't seem to
provide as much air as it did
when new and/or the compressor
cuts off within a much shorter
time period.
The pressure switch needs adjusting.
Stop the compressor and contact the dealer.
The tank is full of water due to
condensation.
open the ball valve and release the pressure.
open the drain valve and release the water within
the tank.
Pressure switch defective or needs
adjusting.
Stop the compressor immediately and contact
Customer Support.
Pressure drop in the tank.
The solenoid valve leaks when
the compressor is idle.
The compressor stopped and
does not start.
The motor does not start and
makes a humming noise.
The motor pump unit does not
stop when the tank pressure
reaches its maximum working
pressure (8 bar or 116 PSI) and
the safety valve vents air.
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SPeCIfICaTIonS
electrical circuit
air passage drawing
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CalIfornIa aIr ToolS InC. lIMITed WarranTy
This warranty is limited to air Compressors distributed by:
California air Tools, Inc.
8560 Siempre Viva road, unit 3
San diego, Ca 92154
Limited Warranty
California air Tools Inc. will repair or replace, free of charge, to the original retail customer who purchased a California air Tools, Inc.
air Compressor from an authorized dealer, distributor or distributor’s dealer in north america.
This warranty does not transfer to subsequent owners.
California air Tools Inc. will repair or replace, at its option, any parts of the portable air compressor that are proven by an authorized
service center to be defective in material or workmanship under normal use during the applicable warranty time period as stated below.
This limited warranty covers the cost of the replacement parts and labor for all defects when installed by an authorized service center.
Transportation charges are the responsibility of the customer. any part replaced under warranty becomes the property of California air
Tools Inc.
all parts replaced under warranty will be considered as part of original product, and any warranty on those parts will expire coincident with
the original product warranty.
Limited Warranty periods
non-commercial / non-rental (personal use by a retail customer):
Commercial / rental (usage for income, business use):
1 year parts and labor
1 year parts and labor
The limited warranty period begins on the date of retail purchase by the original purchaser.
disclaimers, Limitations of remedies & exclusions
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.
disclaimer of other Warranties
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, this limited warranty is exclusive and expressly in lieu of any and all other warranties,
including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or any other implied warranties
that may arise from the course of dealing or usage of the trade. California air Tools Inc. hereby declaims and excludes all other
warranties. To the extent that California air Tools Inc. products are consumer products under applicable federal and state law with respect
to any customer, the duration of any implied warranties (including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose) are limited to the shortest duration permitted by applicable law or the limited Warranty period provided herein,
whichever is longer.
Limitations of remedies
California air Tools Inc. shall not be liable to customer, or anyone claiming under customer, for any other obligations or liabilities, including
but not limited to, obligations or liabilities airing out of breach of contract or warranty, negligence or other tort or any theory of strict liability,
with respect to the air compressor or California air Tools Inc. acts or omissions or otherwise. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable
law, California air Tools Inc. shall not in any event be liable for incidental, compensatory, punitive, consequential, indirect, special or other
damages, including but not limited to loss of use, loss of income, loss of time, loss of sales, injury to personal property, or liability
customer incurs with respect to any other person, or any other type or form of consequential damage or economic loss.
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exclusions
In addition to the foregoing disclaimers, limitations and terms, this limited warranty shall not apply to and does not cover accessories, nor
does it cover products that are in any way subject to any of the following:
1. Improper setup, installation or storage.
2. lack of proper maintenance and service.
3. accident, damage, abuse or misuse.
4. abnormal operating conditions or applications.
5. repair or modification by customer or any third party without written consent of California air Tools Inc.
6. use under operating conditions or in applications not recommended by California air Tools Inc.
7. normal wear.
8. The use of accessories or attachments not recommended by California air Tools Inc.
9. acts of God.
The application of these exclusions will be determined at the sole discretion of California air Tools Inc.
registration
Warranty is also available by keeping and showing your original receipt from the date of purchase to an authorized California air Tools
Service Center.
Service
do not return your air compressor to the place of purchase.
for all customer service inquiries call Customer Service at 1-866-409-4581
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