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Campbell Hausfeld DC130000 Compressors Manual

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Campbell Hausfeld DC130000 Compressors Manual

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This oil-lubricated compressor is designed for do-it-yourselfers with a variety of home and automotive jobs. These compressors power spray guns, impact wrenches and other tools. Compressed air from this unit will contain moisture. Install a water filter or air dryer if the application requires dry air.


After unpacking the unit, inspect carefully for any damage that may have occurred during transit. Make sure to tighten fittings, bolts, etc., before putting the unit into service. In case of questions, or damaged or missing parts, please call 1-800-543-6400 for customer assistance. Have the serial number, model number, and parts list (with missing parts circled) before calling.

Breathable Air Warning

This compressor/pump is not equipped and should not be used “as is” to supply breathing quality air. For any application of air for human consumption, the air compressor/pump will need to be fitted with suitable in-line safety and alarm equipment. This additional equipment is necessary to properly filter and purify the air to meet minimal specifications for Grade D breathing as described in Compressed Gas Association Commodity Specification G 7.1 – 1966, OSHA 29 CFR 1910. 134, and/or Canadian Standards Associations (CSA).

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES In the event the compressor is used for the purpose of breathing air application and proper in-line safety and alarm equipment is not simultaneously used, existing warranties shall be voided, and the manufacturer disclaims any liability whatsoever for any loss, personal injury, or damage.

Safety Guidelines

This manual contains information that is very important to know and understand. This information is provided for SAFETY and to PREVENT EQUIPMENT PROBLEMS. To help recognize this information, observe the following symbols.


Refer to Figure 1 to locate the following items. Pressure Switch – Auto/Off Switch – In the “AUTO” position, the compressor shuts off automatically when tank pressure reaches the maximum preset pressure. In the “OFF” position, the compressor will not operate. This switch should be in the “OFF” position when connecting or disconnecting the power cord from the electrical outlet. Regulator – The regulator controls the amount of air pressure at the hose outlet.

ASME Safety Valve – This valve automatically releases air if the tank pressure exceeds the preset maximum. Exhaust Tube – This tube carries compressed air from the pump to the check valve. This tube becomes very hot during use. To avoid the risk of severe burns, never touch the discharge tube. Outlet Pressure Gauge – This will show air pressure at the outlet in pounds per square inch (psi). Make sure this gauge reads ZERO (by adjusting the regulator knob fully counterclockwise) before changing air tools or disconnecting the air hose from the outlet.


Make sure the product is connected to an outlet having the same configuration as the plug. This product must be grounded. In the event of an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of electrical shock by providing an escape wire for electric current. This product is equipped with a cord having a grounding wire with an appropriate grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.


Use oil shipped with the compressor. Do not use regular automotive oil such as 10W-30. Additives in regular motor oil can cause valve deposits and reduce pump life. For maximum pump life, drain and replace oil after the first hour of run time. The compressor pump takes approximately 175mL (6 oz.) of oil. The sight glass, located on the crankcase portion of the pump, is used to determine the proper oil level. Fill the crankcase with oil until the level is in the middle of the sight glass. Avoid overfilling by adding oil gradually and checking the oil level with the sight glass several times.


In the AUTO position, the compressor pumps air into the tank. When a shut-off (preset “cut-out”) pressure is reached, the compressor automatically shuts off. If the compressor is left in the AUTO position and the air is depleted from the tank by the use of a tire chuck, tool, etc., the compressor will restart automatically at its preset “cut-in” pressure. When a tool is being used continuously, the compressor will cycle on and off automatically. In the OFF position, the pressure switch cannot function and the compressor will not operate. Make sure the switch is in the OFF position when connecting or disconnecting the power cord from the electrical outlet.


Check the safety valve by performing the following steps:

  1. Plug the compressor in and run until shut-off pressure is reached.
  2. Wearing safety glasses, pull the ring on the safety valve to release pressure from the compressor tank. Use your other hand to deflect fast-moving air from being directed toward your face.
  3. The safety valve should automatically close at approximately 40 psi – 50 psi. If the safety valve does not allow air to be released when you pull on the ring, or if it does not close automatically, it MUST be replaced.
  1. Turn compressor off and release pressure from system. (To release pressure from system, pull ring on ASME safety valve. Deflect escaping air by shielding valve with one hand as you pull ring with other hand.) Pull ring until tank is empty.
    caution: A large amount of fast moving air will be released when the safety valve is opened with pressure in the tank. Wear ANSI approved Z87.1 safety glasses.
  2. Drain moisture from tank by opening drain valve underneath tank. Tilt tank to remove all moisture.
  3. Clean dust and dirt from tank, air lines and pump cover while compressor is still OFF.
  1. Allow compressor to run and warm up oil. Unplug unit.
  2. Position a pan under pump end of unit.
  3. Remove drain plug. Allow oil to collect in pan. Tilt unit to completely drain.
  4. Replace drain plug, fill pump to center of sight glass. Use Chevron synthetic 5W-30, Mobil 1 5W-30 or 10W-30 synthetic motor oil. Using other types of oil will cause starting problems.
  5. Change oil after every 50 hours of use.


AIR Moisture in compressed air will form into droplets as it comes from an air compressor pump. When humidity is high or when a compressor is in continuous use for an extended period of time, this moisture will collect in the tank. When using a paint spray or sandblast gun, this water will be carried from the tank through the hose, and out of the gun as droplets mixed with the spray material.

This condensation will cause water spots in a paint job, especially when spraying other than water-based paints. If sandblasting, it will cause the sand to cake and clog the gun, rendering it ineffective. A filter in the airline, located as near to the gun as possible, will help eliminate this moisture.


  1. Turn the AUTO/OFF switch to the OFF position.
  2. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet and wrap-around it the handle to prevent damage when not in use.
  3. Wearing safety glasses drains the tank of air by pulling the ring on the safety valve. Use another hand to deflect fast-moving air from being directed toward your face.
  4. Drain the tank of condensation by opening the drain valve on the bottom of the tank. Tank pressure should be below 10 psi when draining the tank.
  5. The air hose should be disconnected from the compressor and hung with open ends down to allow any moisture to drain.
  6. The compressor and hose should be stored in a cool, dry place.


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