In recent years, certain events have led to more people staying home, whether voluntary or involuntary. This time spent at home has increased the number of home projects done with the use of air compressors.
An air compressor is a vital tool to have in any garage or home. It can help speed up various tasks and make time spent on hobbies more enjoyable. However, with the vast number of air compressors on the market, such as the Husky brand, there are sure to be some complications that may require you to purchase a replacement part.
In this article, we are going to go over some of the most common Husky air compressor issues and the parts that are needed to fix them. Luckily, there are plenty of places on the internet that supply replacement parts for Husky air compressors.
Husky Air Compressor Replacement Parts
Now that we have gone over the most common issues with Husky air compressors, it’s time to show you what the best replacement parts are for when it comes to each repair needed.
1. Pressure Valves
This pressure valve is constructed of brass and has various PSI relief pressures and threaded inlet connections. There is a brass valve seat and a zinc-plated steel spring that’s resistant to corrosion. It can be used with operating temperatures up to 250 degrees.
This pressure valve is accurate to within +/-3 percent and has a leak-proof O-ring seal. The relief valve allows fluids or gases to escape and decrease pressure within the tank. Since this valve has an adjustment mechanism to set the pressure where the valve opens, it’s suitable for multiple applications.
This pressure valve fits most standard pressures. There are many options available in various threads and PSI ratings. The company ensures 100% customer support and quality assurance with this product. The installation is simple and you can easily disassemble and reassemble with simple tools.
2. Regulator Knobs
The Apex Pressure Reducer Replacement is made to fit both Husky and Bostitch compressors. This is a new OEM replacement part. It has an iron finish and is made from iron material.
This Apex Pressure Regulator comes equipped with a pressure gauge, whereas the other one does not. It is also made from iron with an iron finish and a red cap.
We chose these O-rings because of the assortment. There’s an O-ring in every size and there’s one to fit whichever husky model you have. The O-rings are made from high-quality Nitrile Rubber and are heat resistant up to 248 Degrees and resistant to extreme weather down to -40 degrees.
The O-rings have superior tensile strength and strong torsional strength. There are 18 sizes in all to choose from. It’s best to take a look at the owner’s manual to ensure the size. You will want your O-ring to have a proper seal to allow optimal airflow without being restricted.
All of the O-rings are stored in a convenient plastic organizer case. They are also oil, water, hydraulic fluid, water, and abrasion-resistant. If there’s an issue with your O-rings, you can return your kit free of charge.
4. Air Filter
This filter element is for Husky models C601H and C602H. A clean filter replacement helps keep the air compressor and air tools running efficiently and smoothly.
It allows clean air to get into the compressor pump with no obstructions.
The filter will help capture fine particles when the compressor is being used in areas where thick dust is present.
When the air filter becomes clogged, your pneumatic tools won’t obtain proper airflow or air output. Not to mention, it could destroy the motor if it continues to be operated with a clogged filter.
The HASMX air filter is for models 921167500, 921164710, 921166380, 921153120, 921166400, 921166360, and 921166370. It can work with Craftsman, Porter-Cable, and Husky compressors. Additionally, it can be used in Black and Decker air compressors for E100435.
The package includes two filters and has a 30-day money-back guarantee as well as an 18-month worry-free warranty. They measure 50mm OD x 20 mm ID x 30 MM height. These will allow clean air to enter the filter effortlessly.
5. Voltage Stabilizer
The SEYAS 1000W voltage converter is both multifunctional and convenient. Has two US sockets and 2 universal sockets for the auto conversion of 110-120V to 220-240V or 220-240V to 110-120V.
It features advanced auto step up & step down with automatic voltage conversion technology. There’s no need to select the input voltage manually. Once you plug in the device, it will automatically recognize the input voltage and convert it to what it needs.
Additionally, it has a 24-hour work time with a 100% loading capacity. There are buttons on the device that can be reset for when the auto-shutoff has an overcurrent. There’s a high-performancea toroidal transformer built into the device as well.
Lastly, there’s a soft start function that prevents too much current at the time of start. There are also two input mini circuit breakers installed as well. There’s a 3-year manufacturer’s limited warranty on the device and it’s CE FCC ROHS certified.
The Nisorpa Auto Transformer has a 2000VA variable voltage. It can handle an input voltage of 100VAC/60Hz. It has a wide voltage range of 0-130V and is a contact voltage regulator. It’s capable of suiting several types of electricity, so you can use it for more than one application.
The device has a hollowed back shell that allows for optimal heat dissipation and ventilation. It will allow it to run more safely and stably. Not to mention, it’s unbelievably quiet, so you can use it in all environments. The regulator is made from copper coil material with a thermal grid design that allows the machine to cool better.
Additionally, you should note that the device may have a surge when first turned on, which is much higher than the operating amp rating. This device is ideal for compressors, power supplies, motor speed control, and more.
Most Common Husky Air Compressor Issues
Generally speaking, Husky air compressors are known to be durable and a great choice for all of your compressed air needs. These compressors canyourrk under various conditions and with multiple applications.
Additionally, they aren’t known to break down under stress. However, they do have their quirks. Some of these issues are common and you may end up facing one or more of them during its lifetime.
Pressure Building Issues
This is an issue that you can have with an air compressor. You may find that the pressure isn’t building up in the tank. The pressure may not be building due to a faulty pressure valve. Most people can remove the pressure valve, clean it off, and screw it back in to achieve a working status again. However, some may not be so lucky and this will require a new pressure valve.
Additionally, it could be a problem with a gasket. If you find the generator is only giving out small amounts of pressure, this could be due to a bad gasket between the low and high-pressure compartments. Fortunately, you can easily replace the gasket.
With regulators, sometimes they can become worn. They can be hard to turn or even pop off. It may not spin like it used to. This is a common issue and a very simple fix. All you need to do is purchase a new regulator knob and you’re good to go.
Air Intake Issues
Another common issue that Husky air compressors have is air intake problems. With this issue, you may find that your compressor isn’t achieving the proper air intake as it should. This could be an easy fix.
You should make sure that the air inlet of the compressor isn’t blocked and that it’s not clogged. The air intake should be pointed towards open-air from there the proper amount of air can be taken in. If this was the issue, great! You won’t need to buy a part. If this didn’t help, check the air filter and ensure that it’s always clean. If you think it’s clogged, you can replace the filter. It’s generally an inexpensive fix.
Husky air compressors are known for their voltage sensitivity. There isn’t much you can do to alleviate this issue since it’s just one of the compressor’s quirks. Its electric components are just a bit more sensitive to voltage fluctuations than other compressors.
If it’s becoming an issue, you can invest in a voltage stabilizer. This will keep the main circuit board or ECU from shorting out or becoming damaged. The voltage stabilizer you choose should be compatible with the voltage ratings of the compressor.
Faulty Pressure Release Valve
Earlier we mentioned Husky air compressors having an issue holding pressure. There is also the occasional issue of the compressor holding too much air and building extreme amounts of pressure.
This is due to a faulty pressure release valve. If this valve fails to release the pressure in the tank, the tank then becomes too pressurized and the motor will stop running.
If this becomes an issue, you will need to shut the compressor down and don’t run it again until you replace the pressure valve. Running it without the replacement could damage the compressor.
How To Perform Repairs
Now that you have your replacement parts, you should know how to properly repair your Husky air compressor.
Pressure Regulator Knob
To perform this fix, you will need to remove all remaining air from the compressor before you do anything.
Next, unscrew the top piece. There should be two screws on each side of the regulator. Once you pull that cover off, you will need to use an adjustable wrench to twist off the hose and pressure regulator knob.
After you have taken off the regulator knob, install the new regulator. You can put some plumbers tape on the threads of the knob to ensure secure fit as well. You may need to take off the gauges from the old regulator if your new part didn’t include one. You can put them on the new regulator as long as they still work. Ensure all connections are tight and test your compressor.
Pressure Release Valve
The safety valve is responsible for keeping the pump from over pressurizing the tank. There’s a spring that will wear out over time. You can purchase a new valve and replace it on your own.
You can do this by first depressurizing the tank. You can open the drain on the tank to do so.
After that is done, you will need to remove the manifold cover. You can then take a wrench and remove the safety valve. Simply twist the new valve on and make sure it’s tight. You will then put the manifold back on and you’re good to go.
You will want to replace an O-ring if you find that air is leaking from the regulator. You can remove the regular knob by twisting it counterclockwise once you remove the manifold cover. Depending on your model, it could be one screw or two.
Once you remove the regulator knob, you will find a spring inside of it. This fits over a small cone inside the cap. Set the cap aside. There’s a plastic place inside of the area where the pressure regulator knob was. Deep inside of the area, you can reach in with a pair of needle-nose pliers. Don’t force it or you may break it.
Around the outside of the plastic piece you just pulled out is a rubber O-ring. This O-ring may not be securely seated on the plastic piece.
Make sure you have the proper size O-ring and put some compressor-safe lubricant on it and put it back around the plastic piece. The O-ring goes on a certain way, so make sure the flat side goes inside towards the regulator. The O-ring should be tight without debris blocking the seal.
Once that’s done, put everything back together and ensure that the regulator is working and the tank is holding pressure.
Each filter is located in a different spot depending on which make and model air compressor you have.
The filter is going to be easy to change. Locate the area where the filter is housed and take off the cap. Once the cap is off, the filter will be exposed. It’s not a large filter. Simply remove the old filter, clean the inside of it with a clean cloth, and place the new one in.
We hope that our Husky air compressor replacement parts guide has helped you get your compressor up and running like the day you unboxed it.
Remember, each model will require its corresponding part, so it’s best to make sure the replacement parts fit your compressor. You can look up parts by using the model number of the compressor.