COMPRESSOR DESSICANT PROBLEM


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COMPRESSOR DESSICANT PROBLEM

Postby T-HUBB » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:22 am



I need some advice. I've been getting my GL1100A ready to roll, like everyone else, just waiting for the weather to break. I figured this was a good time to do the "service your air compressor dessicant" that I've seen in the how-to articles, since I've never done it before. When I opened the canister, I was expecting to see the red beads that are shown in the tutorial, but instead I found the entire contents soaked in oil. That leads me to two questions. First, do I have a serious problem that caused oil to be drawn into the canister, and second, how do I clean it up? I'm sure I'll have to replace the dessicant beads, but what do I use to clean the two pieces of packing? I'm also having trouble finding the right type of dessicant in anything less than a five pound container, which is enough for everyone on this site.
Thanks in advance, Terry
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Re: COMPRESSOR DESSICANT PROBLEM

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:06 pm

There is oil in the shocks, so it appears some of that backed up into your dessicant, perhaps?

I would clean the filters in soap/water to get the oil out. You can get smaller packets of dessicant beads from Cyclemax: http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/honda_d ... 102/139289


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Re: COMPRESSOR DESSICANT PROBLEM

Postby T-HUBB » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:45 pm

Thanks WingAdmin. Soap and water it is, and thanks for the link.

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Re: COMPRESSOR DESSICANT PROBLEM

Postby 1fastgl1100 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:36 pm

T-HUBB wrote:Thanks WingAdmin. Soap and water it is, and thanks for the link.


Dawn- it takes grease (eh oil) out of your way!




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