Problems Occurring With Kobalt Air Compressors

Problems Occurring With Kobalt Air Compressors
Problems Occurring With Kobalt Air Compressors

Kobalt Air Compressor Problems

Air compressors have been widely used by all different types of industries in the world. From workshops, garages, gas stations to basements and houses, air compressors are used in many different surroundings and situations. The compressor converts power into compressed air by increasing the pressure. There are many different uses and reasons to why people need an air compressor to carry out routine tasks. Lowes is a company that introduced the Kobalt air compressor line in 1998. Back then only some retail stores were selling an air compressor which is one of the reasons why the Kobalt air compressors gained a lot of popularity instantly. The entire line of Kobalt air compressors is operated by electric motors. The whole range comes in fixed and portable styles. The electric motors that operate the whole range of Kobalt air compressors are so powerful that they can go from 1.5 Horsepower to 5 Horsepower with different tank units.

The best thing about the Kobalt air compressor is its practicality. Depending on the type of work you need to do, you can buy a Kobalt air compressor with a 30-gallon tank unit or buy one with an 80-gallon tank unit. Many people opt for a Kobalt air compressor for work and home situations. A lot of people use a Kobalt air compressor as a source of portable power, which is why many people tend to only use a Kobalt air compressor for regular work in workshops and households. If you want it to work for more than 7 hours a day and 5 days a week, then getting a Kobalt air compressor wouldn’t be the best recommendation.

There are many advantages to buying a Kobalt air compressor such as they’re less noisy, they’re much cheaper as compared to other air compressors, they come in different shapes, they’re reliable and they come in two different types, with and without oil lubricant. While all these pros sound great, over time, due to overuse of air compressors, components and parts tend to start breaking down and this brings the air compressor to stop working. Kobalt compressors are only reliable when there isn’t a heavy load of work to be done. They aren’t that effective as they’re cost-effective, which makes them quite easy to breakdown. These compressors cannot be used several times a week.

People face many issues from using Kobalt products, such as many people have reported that oil leakage is quite common after using it for a while. If the product runs for a long time, the motor shuts down eventually. In some products, oil lubrication is useless as it keeps making a lot of noise. Many people have even complained about ineffective power and inefficient motors.

To solve such issues, it’s recommended to first, press the reset button after making sure the power is on. In case of low air pressure, try using a compressor with higher air capacity. Tighten the screws and replace any loose parts immediately.  Replace the air filter once in a while to ensure effective power. Drain the tank in case of excessive water as well. Check for loose connections and cracks in the tank and replace the tank if there are any. Replace the valve if the unloader is leaking air constantly. Lastly, check if the compressor is mounted on a leveled surface.


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Ed Carr
3 years ago

Kobalt 60 gallon VT6362 lost oil. Changed oil not it won’t run.