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Old 06-08-2007, 07:15 AM
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Kobalt Air Compressor K7060hfv

Just bought this last night.
I wanted to give everyone a heads up to check the small (electric motor) pulley before you fire yours up. I was breaking mine in last night when I heard a squeaking sound and then the pump stopped. I thought “great the PUMP LOCKED UP”..

Turns out the motor shaft was spinning inside the pulley. Looks like they forgot to put
the keyway in there on mine. They did have a set screw in the pulley that was tight, but not tight enough to keep it from slipping once the pump got some heat in it.. I also found several loose bolts including the pump pulley bolt (reverse thread). So give it a quick nut-and-bolt job before you fire her up.

Anyway a quick trip to the local hardware store got me up and running again.

Sorry that my 1st post is a “problem” thread. Hope to contribute more to the board soon.

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JD, That is not the first time I have heard about that same problem on that same compressor. and I seem to remember someone else here that had that very problem and maybe even found the set screw loose on another compressor. I had someone call me last year to check out a new Kobalt that ran less than an hour before the pulley started slipping, really seems strange and must be a problem with assembly line procedure.
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Re:Kobalt

J.D,

Other than the issue with the key and the bolts loose does it seem to be a pretty decent built compressor for the price? Is it any louder than most and how long does it cycle before it cuts off with an empty tank?

I see Lowes now has them on sale for $399 through Fathers Day. I was thinking of picking one up after I buy a 10% off coupon off eBay and may try to get even another 10% by opening a Lowes credit card. That should be $320 + tax. It should be worth that shouldn't it?

I just can't come off that $1200 for the 2 stage IR I really want but probably don't really need.

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It's not nearly as loud as my 35 gal. oilless crapman vertical. It is not fully broken in yet but I will get everone a full useage report by the end of the weekend. I need to run the da for a bit and the bead blast cabinet,so it should give me a good idea on how it's going to hold up.
Hoping it's all good parts but was just assembled by morons.
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It's not nearly as loud as my 35 gal. oilless crapman vertical. It is not fully broken in yet but I will get everone a full useage report by the end of the weekend. I need to run the da for a bit and the bead blast cabinet,so it should give me a good idea on how it's going to hold up.
Hoping it's all good parts but was just assembled by morons.
No, not morons...just the Chinese.
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