Originally Posted by Firstpoet
Thanks for this tip however I don't see anything in the instructions (yes I read them) that describe a 'break-in' procedure...where is this reference coming from? Thank you -
It's in the Operating Instruction Manual which came with my compressor. Unfortunately the info is not at the beginning of the instructions. It appears later in the directions. Double check your manual!
Pages 14-15 in my manual have the following warning!
RISK OF UNSAFE OPERATION. SERIOUS DAMAGE MAY RESULT IF THE FOLLOWING BREAK-IN INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT CLOSELY FOLLOWED.
This procedure is required BEFORE the air compressor is put into service.
1. Make sure the Off/Auto switch is in the OFF position.
2. Turn the regulator knob counter-clockwise until it stops.
3. Plug the power coard into the correct branch circut receptacle.
4. Open the drain valve fully (counter-clockwise) to permit air to escape and prevent air pressure build up in the air tank during the break-in period.
5. Move the Off/Auto switch to the "AUTO" position. The compressor will start.
6. Run the compressor for 15 minutes. Make sure the drain valve is open and there is minimal air pressure build-up in the tank.
7. After 15 minutes, close the drain valve (clockwise). The air receiver will fill to "cut-out" pressure and the motor will stop.
THE COMPRESSOR IS NOW READY FOR USE.
The placement of the "break-in" info deep into the Owners Manual appears A$$ backwards, if you ask me!