I recently moved and the compressor came with me. I drained the oil laid the compressor down , moved it and now fast forward to this week. I filled it with the correct oil following the manual for amount as well. I wired it up and started it. 40 seconds later it shut off. The compressor has a low oil shut off factory installed. That switch is the culprit, I hit the reset and only went for 5-10 seconds.
So here's the question??
Do you think the switch needs to replaced, or there is something ( dirt) screwing it up? So far the only thing I could find ( online)was that it may have a filter/ screen that could be dirty/clogged. Here's a pic of the low oil switch. It's a champion compressor model VR5-8
Similar to this pic but with the automatic tank drain, bigger motor with a magnetic starter and the low oil shutoff.
Any suggestions welcome.
Edited by TomLGT195, January 22, 2017 - 03:59 PM.