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CERTIFICATE OF GUARANTEE
This product is guaranteed for a period of 1 Year, with effect from the date of purchase and applies
only to the original purchaser. This guarantee only applies to defects arising from, defective materials
and or faulty workmanship that become evident during the guarantee period only and does not
include consumable items. The manufacturer will repair or replace the product at their discretion
subject to the following. That the product has been used in accordance with the guidelines as
detailed in the product manual and that it has not been subjected to misuse, abuse or used for a
purpose for which it was not intended. That it has not been taken apart or tampered with in any way
whatsoever or has been serviced by unauthorised persons or has been used for hire purposes.
Transit damage is excluded from this guarantee, for such damage the transport company is
responsible. Claims made under this guarantee must be made in the first instance, directly to the
retailer within the guarantee period. Only under exceptional circumstances should the product be
returned to the manufacturer. In this case it shall be the consumer’s responsibility to return the
product at their cost ensuring that the product is adequately packed to prevent transit damage and
must be accompanied with a brief description of the fault and a copy of the receipt or other proof of
purchase. The manufacturer shall not be liable for any special, exemplary, direct, indirect, incidental,
or consequential loss or damage under this guarantee. This guarantee is in addition to and does not
affect any rights, which the consumer may have by virtue of the Sale of Goods Act 1973 as
amended 1975 and 1999.
INTRODUCTION
Thankyou for purchasing this product which has passed through our extensive quality assurance
process. Every care has been taken to ensure that it reaches you in perfect condition. However, in
the unlikely event that you should experience a problem, or if we can offer any assistance or advice
please do not hesitate to contact our customer care department. For details of your nearest
customer care department please refer to the telephone numbers at the back of this manual.
Safety First
Before attempting to operate this product the following basic safety precautions should always be
taken to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury. It is important to read the
instruction manual to understand the application, limitations and potential hazards associated with
this product.
HELPLINE & SPARE PARTS
In the unlikely event of a defect occurring please contact our Helpline.
Office hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm.
Telephone Number 0844 264 2485
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Specific Safety Instructions
Warning! If not used and maintained correctly
this compressor when used with some
pneumatic tools can cause serious injury and
death. Before attempting to operate this
machine, it is important that you read,
understand and follow these instructions very
carefully. They are designed for the safety of
yourself and others ensuring a long and trouble
free service life from your machine. If not used
correctly and as detailed in these instructions
pneumatic tools can be dangerous. This product
can cause injury to the operator and others. The
warnings and safety instructions must be
followed to ensure reasonable safety and
efficiency in using this product.
maximum rated air pressure for the accessory.
Do not direct compressed air at yourself, any
other person or animals. Do not direct any liquid
or any other material that is being sprayed by
yourself towards any other person or animals.
Only use hoses and connectors designed for
use with compressed air. The maximum working
pressure of hoses and connectors must be
higher than the maximum working pressure of
the compressor. Do not attempt to move the
compressor by pulling on the air hose.
This compressor is designed for tyre inflation,
the operation of pneumatic tools, spray painting
and spraying non-corrosive cleaning agents. Do
not use this compressor for filling cylinders for
breathing or diving apparatus. Compressed air
from this compressor must not be used for
pharmaceutical, food or health applications.
Note: The operator is responsible for following
the warnings and safety instructions in this
manual and on the product.
When spraying flammable liquids such as paint
and non-corrosive cleaning agents the distance
between the compressor and the work area
must be a minimum of 4 metres. When spraying
liquids always wear a suitable face mask
designed for protection against the liquid being
sprayed. Always wear approved safety glasses.
Ensure that this compressor is disconnected
from the mains supply when not in use and the
air receiver fully discharged before servicing,
lubricating or making adjustments and when
changing accessories. Always switch ON and
OFF using the ON/OFF switch on the
compressor before switching OFF at the mains
supply.
Do not attempt to modify the compressor or any
pneumatic tools in any way. Use only
accessories and pneumatic tools that are rated
for the capacity of the compressor. Never leave
the compressor pressurised.
Warning! When spraying paint or cleaning
agents the fine mist produced could ignite.
When performing this type of operation the
compressor must be a minimum of 4 Metres
away from the work area. Do not smoke and
keep naked flames and other sources of ignition
well away from the work area. Make sure that
the area in which you are working has good
ventilation and protect your nose and mouth
with a suitable face mask. Always check the
safety data sheets for substances being sprayed
& ensure manufacturers instructions are
followed.
Always transport the compressor by lifting or
pulling it with the appropriate grips or handles.
Do not insert your fingers or other objects inside
the motor housing to avoid physical damage or
damage to the compressor.
If any part of the compressor is damaged, it
should be carefully checked to determine that it
will operate correctly and perform its intended
function. Check for the alignment of parts,
damage to parts, air leaks and any other
conditions that may affect its operation. A guard
or any other part that is damaged or defective
should be properly repaired or replaced by an
authorised service centre. Defective pressure
switches must be replaced prior to further use
of the compressor.
This air compressor must be used in a suitable
environment. There must be adequate
ventilation, the ambient temperature must be
+5/+40°C. The working area must be free from
dust, acid vapour, explosive gasses and
flammable materials.
Compressed air can be potentially dangerous
when not used correctly. Do not exceed the
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Warning! This compressor must be connected
to a power socket that is safeguarded by a
suitable circuit breaker or fuse.
b) Avoid body contact with earthed or
grounded surfaces such as pipes,
radiators, ranges and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric shock if
your body is earthed or grounded.
Only use recommended parts. To avoid the risk
of bursting, only hoses with a rated pressure of
8 bar, or more should be used. Never attempt to
repair faulty hoses.
c) Do not expose power tools to rain or wet
conditions. Water entering a power tool will
increase the risk of electric shock.
Avoid kinking or trapping the air hose. Always
replace faulty hoses - never attempt a repair if a
leak is detected.
d) Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord
for carrying, pulling or unplugging the
power tool. Keep cord away from heat, oil,
sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or
entangled cords increase the risk of electric
shock.
Drain the tank after each use. Switch off and
sowly open the drain valve to release the air
then tilt the compressor to empty condensed
water.
e) When operating a power tool outdoors,
use an extension cord suitable for outdoor
use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use
reduces the risk of electric shock.
Keep the motor vent clear and free from dust,
wipe regularly to maintain an adequate supply of
clean air to the air compressor.
General Safety Rules
Warning! Read all instructions Failure to follow
all instructions listed below may result in electric
shock, fire and/or serious injury. The term
"power tool" in all of the warnings listed below
refers to your mains operated (corded) power
tool or battery operated (cordless) power tool.
3) Personal Safety
a) Stay alert, watch what you are doing and
use common sense when operating a
power tool. Do not use a power tool while
you are tired or under the influence of
drugs, alcohol or medication.
A moment of inattention while operating
power tools may result in serious personal
injury.
Save These Instructions
1) Work Area
a) Keep work area clean and well lit.
Cluttered and dark areas invite accidents.
b) Use safety equipment. Always wear eye
protection. Safety equipment such as dust
mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or
hearing protection used for appropriate
conditions will reduce personal injuries.
b) Do not operate power tools in explosive
atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases or dust. Power
tools create sparks which may ignite the dust
or fumes.
c) Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the
switch is in the off position before
plugging in. Carrying power tools with your
finger on the switch or plugging in power
tools that have the switch on invites
accidents.
c) Keep children and bystanders away while
operating a power tool. Distractions can
cause you to lose control.
2) Electrical Safety
d) Remove any adjusting key or wrench
before turning the power tool on.
A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating
part of the power tool may result in personal
injury.
a) Power tool plugs must match the outlet.
Never modify the plug in any way. Do not
use any adapter plugs with earthed
(grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs
and matching outlets will reduce risk of
electric shock.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
cutting edges are less likely to bind and are
easier to control.
e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing
and balance at all times. This enables
better control of the power tool in
unexpected situations.
g) Use the power tool, accessories and tool
bits etc., in accordance with these
instructions and in the manner intended
for the particular type of power tool,
taking into account the working
conditions and the work to be performed.
Use of the power tool for operations different
from intended could result in a hazardous
situation.
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing
or jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and
gloves away from moving parts. Loose
clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught
in moving parts.
g) If devices are provided for the connection
of dust extraction and collection facilities,
ensure these are connected and properly
used. Use of these devices can reduce dust
related hazards.
5) Service
a) Have your power tool serviced by a
qualified repair person using only identical
replacement parts. This will ensure that the
safety of the power tool is maintained.
4) Power Tool Use And Care
a) Do not force the power tool. Use the
correct power tool for your application.
The correct power tool will do the job better
and safer at the rate for which it was
designed.
b) Do not use the power tool if the switch
does not turn it on and off. Any power tool
that cannot be controlled with the switch is
dangerous and must be repaired.
c) Disconnect the plug from the power
source before making any adjustments,
changing accessories, or storing power
tools. Such preventive safety measures
reduce the risk of starting the power tool
accidentally.
d) Store idle power tools out of the reach of
children and do not allow persons
unfamiliar with the power tool or these
instructions to operate the power tool.
Power tools are dangerous in the hands of
untrained users.
e) Maintain power tools. Check for
misalignment or binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts and any other condition
that may affect the power tools operation.
If damaged, have the power tool repaired
before use. Many accidents are caused by
poorly maintained power tools.
f) Keep cutting tools sharp and clean.
Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp
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ELECTRICAL INFORMATION
Connection Of The Mains Plug
Important! The wires in the mains lead fitted to this product are coloured in accordance with
the following code:
Brown: Live (L)
Blue: Neutral (N)
Green and Yellow: Earth (E)
THIS PRODUCT IS DOUBLE INSULATED AND
THEREFORE DOES NOT REQUIRE A
CONNECTION TO EARTH.
3 PIN PLUG MUST COMPLY TO BS1363/A.
FUSE MUST COMPLY TO BS1362.
If for any reason the 13 amp plug fitted to this product requires replacement it must be wired in
accordance with the following instruction:
DO NOT CONNECT THE BROWN LIVE OR BLUE NEUTRAL TO THE EARTH PIN MARKED E
ON THE 3 PIN PLUG.
Connect the Blue wire to the terminal marked Neutral (N). Connect the Brown wire to the terminal
marked Live (L). Connect the Green and Yellow wire to the terminal marked Earth E
. Ensure that
the outer insulation is gripped by the cord grip and that the wires are not trapped when replacing the
plug cover. The mains lead on this product is fitted with a 13 amp (BS1363/A) plug. A 13 amp
(BS1362) fuse must be fitted in the plug.
If In Doubt Consult A Qualified Electrician.
There are no user serviceable parts inside except those referred to in the manual. Always refer
servicing to qualified service personnel. Never remove any part of the casing unless qualified to do
so; this unit contains dangerous voltages.
Warning!
For your protection if this tool is to be used outdoors do not expose to rain or use in damp
locations. Do not place tool on damp surfaces, use a workbench if available. For added protection
use a suitable residual current device (R.C.D.) at the socket outlet.
Note: If the mains cable requires replacing it must be replaced with an identical one and fitted by a
qualified person.
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COMPONENTS
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!IR INTAKE FILTER
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7HEELS
/./&& PRESSURE SWITCH
!IR OUTLET PRESSURE REGULATOR
!IR OUTLET PRESSURE REGULATOR LOCK RING
!IR OUTLET QUICK RELEASE CONNECTOR REGULATED
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!IR RECEIVER PRESSURE GAUGE
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$RAIN VALVE
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UNPACKING AND ASSEMBLY
5NPACKING
#AUTION 4HIS PACKAGING CONTAINS SHARP OBJECTS
4AKE CARE WHEN UNPACKING 2EMOVE THE
MACHINE TOGETHER WITH THE ACCESSORIES
SUPPLIED FROM THE PACKAGING #HECK CAREFULLY TO
ENSURE THAT THE MACHINE IS IN GOOD CONDITION
AND ACCOUNT FOR ALL THE ACCESSORIES LISTED IN THIS
MANUAL !LSO MAKE SURE THAT ALL THE ACCESSORIES
ARE COMPLETE )F ANY PARTS ARE FOUND TO BE
MISSING THE MACHINE AND ITS ACCESSORIES SHOULD
BE RETURNED TOGETHER IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING
TO THE RETAILER
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THROUGHOUT THE GUARANTEE PERIOD THEN RECYCLE IF
POSSIBLE OTHERWISE DISPOSE OF IT BY THE PROPER
MEANS $O NOT LET CHILDREN PLAY WITH EMPTY
PLASTIC BAGS DUE TO THE RISK OF SUFFOCATION
&ITTING THE 2UBBER &EET
4O FIT A RUBBER FOOT LOCATE THE BOLT PROVIDED
THROUGH THE HOLE IN THE RUBBER FOOT AND HOLE ON
THE COMPRESSOR SUPPORT BRACKET &IG 4IGHTEN
WITH A MM SOCKET TO SECURE THE RUBBER FOOT
INTO POSITION 2EPEAT FOR THE OTHER FOOT
4AKE CARE WHEN LIFTING THE COMPRESSOR FROM THE
PACKAGING
&IG #AUTION $O NOT LIFT THE COMPRESSOR BY THE
PRESSURE REGULATOR 'ET ASSISTANCE IF NECESSARY
4HIS UNIT WEIGHS KG
!SSEMBLY
&ITTING THE 7HEELS
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TRANSPORTATION FRAME AND THEN INSERT A WASHER
&IG &IG )NSTALLING THE !IR )NTAKE &ILTERS
2EMOVE THE PLASTIC PLUG FROM THE COMPRESSOR
HEAD 2EMOVE THE AIR INTAKE FILTERS FROM THE POLY
BAG AND THREAD IT ONTO THE HEAD OF THE
COMPRESSOR &IG 2EPEAT FOR THE OTHER FILTER
&IG 3PLIT PIN
7ASHER
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FROM THE COMPRESSOR AND THEN LOCK INTO PLACE
WITH A WASHER AND SPLIT PIN &IG 2EPEAT FOR
THE OTHER WHEEL
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ASSEMBLY
Remove the oil fill cap by twisting it upwards by
hand. Fill the compressor pump with an air
compressor oil such as SAE-30 non-detergent
(API CG/CD Heavy Duty) oil at slow intervals
until the oil reaches the center of the red circle
in the sight glass (Fig 6). Use SAE-10 during
extreme winter conditions.
Installing the Oil Fill Cap
Remove the plastic shipping plug from the oil fill
hole. Remove the oil fill cap from the poly bag
and push it into the oil fill hole (Fig 5).
Fig 5
Oil fill cap
air vent
Locating the Air Compressor
This compressor should be positioned on a
stable, flat surface (or one with a maximum
inclination of 15º). Ensure that it is completely
stable.
Do not cover or box in the compressor. Always
position it with good all round ventilation.
Moving the Air Compressor
Before moving the compressor, switch off and
disconnect it from the mains power supply.
Warning! You must replace the plastic shipping
plug with the oil fill cap. Failure to do so may
result in injury.
• Always use the handle and wheels.
• Do not lift by (or put strain on) air taps, valves
or hoses.
Filling the Compressor with Oil
Warning! Do not attempt to start the air
compressor without first adding oil to the
crankcase. Serious damage can result unless
filled with oil. The pump is shipped without oil
from the factory. Only use non-detergent oils
since multi-viscosity motor oils leave carbon
deposits on pump components, thus reducing
performance and compressor life.
• Take care when moving the compressor to
avoid damaging the valves or fittings.
The compressor is heavy, take care when lifting
and moving this compressor to avoid personal
injury. Get assistance if necessary.
Warning! When the compressor is used for
spraying paint or spraying cleaning agents the
fine mist produced could ignite. When
performing this type of operation the
compressor must be a minimum of 4 Metres
away from the work area. Do not smoke and
keep naked flames and other sources of ignition
well away from the work area.
Warning! Drain the tank to release all tank air
pressure before removing the oil fill cap. Be sure
the air vent in the oil fill cap (Fig 5) is free from
debris. If air vent is blocked, pressure can build
in crankcase causing damage to the
compressor and possible personal injury.
Fig 6
Fill level
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Basic Compressor Operation
Important Note: This manual is provided to
allow the correct assembly and basic safe
operation of the compressor. It must be read in
conjunction with the manual that is supplied
with any other accessory intended for use with
this compressor. For more detailed information
on the use of compressors and accessories, we
strongly recommend that you purchase a good
quality publication, in order to allow you to use
this product to its full potential.
The electric motor drives an air pump which
draws in air from the atmosphere and delivers it
into the air receiver tank through the air receiver
tank supply tube. When the air pressure in the
air receiver tank reaches the operating pressure
of 8 Bar the pressure switch operates and
switches OFF the mains supply to the motor. At
the same time the air that is in the pump
cylinder, air receiver tank, supply tube and the
pressure switch is discharged. This
depressurises the pump and the pressure
regulating system allowing the pump to re-start
when the air pressure in the air receiver tank
falls below the minimum operating pressure of 6
Bar. The pressure switch is fitted with a delayed
discharge valve which will start the air pump
motor. The pressure relief safety valve is set to
operate at 8.5 Bar and is connected directly
onto the air receiver tank and will operate if the
set pressure of 8.5 Bar is exceeded should the
pressure switch fail.
• If the machine has not been used for 24
hours or so, open the drain valve to drain any
condensate which may have accumulated.
When clear, close the valve, finger tight.
Important: If the receiver is under pressure,
keep your hands well away from the air being
expelled.... remember, compressed air is
dangerous!
Warning! Before connecting any air tool, make
sure you have read and fully understood the
manufacturers instruction booklet for the tool
being used.
Also ensure that the tool is compatible with the
compressor and hose specifications.
If the pressure rating of the tool is less than 8
bar, the pressure regulator must be used to
adjust the output pressure.
Switching On and Off
Warning! Switching On & Off must be done
using the On/Off switch mounted on the
compressor. Switching the compressor Off at
the mains supply can damage the motor and
will invalidate the guarantee.
Before switching on the power supply to the
compressor check that the On/Off switch is in
the Off position (pressed in) (Fig 7).
Fig 7
Overload Protection
This compressor is fitted with an overload
protection device, In the event that the motor
becomes too hot a thermal protection device
will cut the mains supply to the motor. When the
motor temperature returns to normal, the mains
supply will be restored automatically.
Preparing For Use
Before connecting your compressor to the
mains supply, check the following:• The mains voltage is 230V.
• The ON/OFF switch is in the OFF (lower)
position.
• The pressure regulator should be set at its
lowest setting, i.e. turned fully anticlockwise.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Check that the air outlet pressure regulator is
closed (Fig 8).
Fig 8
When the air receiver tank is pressurised to its
working capacity the compressor will
automatically switch off. When the compressor
switches off there will be the sound of leaking
air while the pressure regulating system is
depressurised, this will last for only a few
seconds and is quite normal. Check all valves
and regulators for leaks. Note during extended
periods of use the air receiver tank supply tube
will become hot.
Connecting Hoses & Accessories
Warning! Do not operate accessories at an air
pressure greater than the maximum rated air
pressure for the accessory.
Check that the water drain cock is closed
(Fig 9).
Connect a hose to the compressor using the
hose to compressor quick release connector
(Fig 11).
Fig 11
Fig 9
Connect the compressor to a suitable 13A
mains supply. Switch on the compressor by
pulling up the On/Off switch (Fig 10). The
compressor will now start.
Fig 10
When using the regulated air output first
determine the working pressure of the
accessory by referring to the accessory manual.
Slowly open the air outlet pressure regulator
(Fig 12) at the same time observing the air outlet
pressure gauge until the pressure gauge reads
the minimum pressure for the accessory.
Fine adjustments to the air pressure can be
made until the accessory is working at its
optimum performance.
When the correct operating air pressure has
been set, the air outlet pressure regulator can be
locked by tightening the locking ring (Fig 13).
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Safety Valve
Check the operation of the safety valve, under
pressure, daily by pulling the ring as shown in
Fig 15. Air should be released you pull the ring
and stop when the ring is released.
Fig 12
Fig 15
Fig 13
• If the valve does not operate as described, or
if the valve is stuck, it must be replaced by
qualified service personnel before using the
compressor.
Warning! Do not remove or attempt to adjust
the safety valve.
Reset Button
This compressor is equipped with a thermal
overload device, which operates as a safety
device to protect the motor.
Do not exceed the maximum rated air pressure
for the accessory.
To disconnect a hose push the hose connector
towards the compressor and at the same time
pull back the brass collar, this will allow the hose
to be removed (See Fig 14).
Fig 14
When the motor overheats for any reason, the
overload cutout automatically cuts the power
thereby preventing damage to the motor.
Wait around 5 minutes for the motor to cool and
press the reset button (Fig 16).
Fig 16
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS & MAINTENANCE
wrench or socket. Drain the oil into a suitable
container and dispose of properly. The
compressor may need to be tipped slightly
towards the drain hole to allow all of the oil
to drain.
If you restart the compressor and the overload
cutout activates again, switch off the
compressor, remove the plug from the mains
and have your compressor checked by a
qualified service agent.
Draining the Reservoir
Caution! It is important to drain the reservoir
before storage.
7. Reattach the sight glass. When
re-assembling. Be sure the gasket is between
the sight glass and the pump crankcase.
Switch the air compressor off, by pressing down
the red On/Off button, and remove the plug from
the mains supply.
8. Refill the compressor pump with an air
compressor oil such as SAE-30 nondetergent (API CG/CD Heavy Duty) oil at
slow intervals until the oil reaches the center
of the red circle in the sight glass. Use a
SAE-10 during extreme winter conditions.
Place a suitable container beneath the
compressor to catch any condensation.
Carefully undo the drain valve anti-clockwise
until you hear a hissing noise, this is the
reservoir depressurising (Fig 17).
Fig 17
Maintenance
Important: Before carrying out any
maintenance, always disconnect the
compressor from the mains supply, drain the air
receiver and, if necessary, allow the machine to
cool down before starting work.
1.The compressor must be drained completely
by loosening the water drain cock. Drain the air
receiver tank daily after use.
2. The air filter can be removed for either
cleaning or replacing. Clean the air filter element
after every 100 hours of use or if low pressure is
experienced. Replace the air filter after 200
hours of use. Note: Under no circumstances
should the compressor be operated with the air
filter removed.
When the gauge indicates zero and the hissing
has stopped, tighten the drain outlet nut again.
Oil Changing
For changing the pump oil, be sure to do the
following:
3.Cleaning and maintaining the compressor
regularly will give a long and trouble free life.
2. Allow the compressor time to cool if it has
been in operation.
Before long term storage it is advisable to give
the compressor a thorough clean. This should
include the removal of all fitted accessories. Do
not use any solvents as these can damage
plastic parts. Only use a clean cloth dampened
with warm soapy water. Any metal parts should
be given a wipe with a light machine oil to
prevent rusting.
3. Open the drain valve to bleed all air from the
tank.
Caution. Water must never come into contact
with the compressor.
1. Turn the unit off and unplug the power cord
from the receptacle.
4. Close the drain valve.
5. Remove the oil fill cap on the pump.
6. Remove the sight glass with a box end
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
The compressor stopped
and does not start.
Bad connections.
Check electrical connections. Clean
and tighten as necessary.
Overload cutout switch has
tripped or duty cycle has been
exceeded.
Switch off and wait approx 5 minutes
before pressing the reset button and
switching on again.
Motor windings burnt out.
Contact your local Impax dealer for a
replacement motor.
The compressor does not
reach the set pressure
and overheats easily.
Compressor head gasket blown
or valve broken.
Wait for compressor to cool down,
disassemble head and replace any
broken components. Carefully clean
all sealing surfaces before
reassembling. If in doubt contact your
Impax dealer.
Compressor does not
start.
Air receiver charged
Open drain valve to expel air.
Compressor should start again when
pressure reduces to approx. 95 psi.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Information for (private householders) for the environmentally responsible disposal of Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
This symbol on products and or accompanying documents indicates that used
and end of life electrical and electronic equipment should not be disposed of in
household waste. For the proper disposal, treatment, recovery and recycling,
please take these products to designated collection points, where they will be
accepted on a free of charge basis. Alternatively, in some countries you may be
able to return your products to your retailer upon the purchase of an equivalent
new product. Disposing of this product correctly will help to save valuable
resources and prevent any potential adverse effects on human health and the
environment which could otherwise arise from inappropriate waste disposal and handling. Please
contact your local authority for further details of your nearest designated collection point. Penalties
may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this waste in accordance with national legislation.
FOR BUSINESS USERS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION.
If you wish to discard electrical and electronic equipment, please contact your dealer or supplier for
further information.
Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union.
This Symbol is only valid in the European Union.
If you wish to dispose of this product, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the
correct method of disposal.
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SYMBOLS
The rating plate on this product may show symbols. These represent important information about the
product or instructions on its use.
Wear hearing protection.
Wear eye protection.
Wear respiratory protection.
Conforms to relevant safety
standards.
Read the instruction manual.
Product conforms to RoHs
requirements
General warning
Waste electrical products
should not be disposed of
with household waste. Please
recycle where facilities exist.
Check with your Local
Authority or retailer for
recycling advice.
CAUTION: Hot surface
Risk of electric shock. The
compressor must be
disconnected from the mains
supply before removing any
covers. Do not use in a damp
environment.
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