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Old March 30th, 2014, 09:21 AM   #1
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Default Burned up bearings in my compressor pump

So I managed to burn up one of the bearings in my compressor. Its a 15 year old Devilbiss 60 gallon 5hp. Everywhere I have looked the rebuild parts are no longer available for that model.

So here is my question has anyone used the generic replacement pumps at Harbor Freight. The castings look a little rough and they are a little less cfm than my current pump.

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Old March 30th, 2014, 09:55 AM   #2
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I have not. But TSC and Family Farm also carry replacement pumps. @ about 2 times the cost of Harbor Freight.
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my compressor was made by Devibliss and I too found parts not available.
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I looked at those as well. I think they come out of the same foundry in china judging from the way the castings look. Granger has a replacement pump at 800 bucks. At that price I will buy another compressor

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have you tried to have a compressor repair person to look at it?
we had a friend of a friend that did compressor repair for a living.
he had ours fixed up in an hour, for beer. he was off work of course, and did us a favor.
having a pro look at it might be a good option. he can get parts u probably cant.
ours blew crossover pipe gasket between the cylinders, and would no air up over 75 psi.
it was a 7.5hp 80 gallon twin cylinder. bout 15 years old. we were running it at 175 psi all the time.
he told us to drop it to 150 and it would work less, and last much longer.

northern tool had or 7.5 hp head unit. it was not cheap.

repair guy might be able to bearings cheaper than a new compressor head?

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I was going to call a few more places Monday. The two that I called last week didn't want to give me the time of day when they found out it was a non industrial application. I will try some of the smaller shops do you have any suggestions?

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I was going to call a few more places Monday. The two that I called last week didn't want to give me the time of day when they found out it was a non industrial application. I will try some of the smaller shops do you have any suggestions?

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i made a call to get the company name and number. should hear pretty soon.
not sure if they are interested in a home job, but ya never know till ya ask?
guy that fixed ours was way cool. not sure if he would want a side job but, i will check.
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try air centric corp. on inkster rd. in redford.
1-313-937-2131 good luck!
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