Hi I bought a used craftsman compressor and I'd like info about emptying the tank and about maintenance. For emptying the air is there only the side pin and we have to hold it open for the air to come out? (quite bothersome) I've seen a plug at the bottom of the tank should this be used sometimes to empty the condensation/water?The model number isNNN-NN-NNNN It's a 6.0 / 33 Gal oilfree model. No rush. Please do not answer if you're not sure.Thank you
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Hi, Welcome to Just Answer. My name is XXXXX XXXXX would be glad to assist.Click HERE and get your compressor manual. It has the suggested maintenance list along with safety, operations (covers tank draining) and troubleshooting guide if needed in the future.AssuredElectrical41041.5413914005
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Thank you to expert "Tommy" for finding the manual. As it states in the manual, drain after every use before storing.
Hi guys I just drained the tank for the first time and rusty water came out swingin' lol (there was still air in the tank). I was wondering if I can put in some WD-40 through the hole or something else to prevent the inside of the tank from rusting more?
It is typical for rusty condensation and air to come out of the tank. I am not saying that you can't completely remove the bleeder and spray wd40 in there however I don't recommend it. Compressor tanks have rusty water in them most of their lifespans without rupture. Typically the compressor head or motor will fail long before the tank rusts out. I wouldnt stress about it. Just make sure you empty it after use and before it sits for long periods of time. I've had my compressor for 20 years and it's still running strong, even when I haven't been faithful to bleed it out for some time!