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Old 05-30-2011, 01:33 AM   #1
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Default Montgomery Ward Air Compressor

I have an old Montgomery Ward Riverside Air Compressor : Model No. FCI 756557. It belonged to my dad and it works fine, but I don't have any kind of manual for it and have no idea what kind of maintenance it might need. It had dried oil all over it so I cleaned it up and found the model and serial number but was wondering if someone could tell me how to maintain it. I know it is supposed to have oil added....should it be changed in some way?....what kind of oil? Like I said it runs good, just would like to keep it that way.
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:35 AM   #2
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Recommended oil type for most air compressors is SAE30 non-detergent. Change the oil at regular intervals, and the intervals would be dictated by your useage. Also, check and clean/replace the air filter/filters at regular intervals. Another important maintenance item would be to drain your tank regularly. Also, check your safety relief valve to insure it is not stuck closed. Post a pic of your unit. Some these compressors were identical to sears, speedaire, and campbell hausfeld units. You may be able to find the literature you seek through other avenues.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:23 AM   #3
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I have a old Montgomery ward portable air compressor. The model number is 6557. I also have the "owners guide and parts list". It is four pages long and it covers operating information, lubrication & oil change and other inportant information. I'm new at this site, so you will have to tell me how to send you a copy.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:00 PM   #4
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hello, my name is gary. I have a 6552... did you figure out how to upload the owners guide? any chance you could email a scanned copy? sorry for the bother....
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:49 PM   #5
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Hi I am new to the site I also have the same compressor I was wondering mine is wired for 220volt can it be wired for 110v.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:35 PM   #6
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Hi I am new to the site I also have the same compressor I was wondering mine is wired for 220volt can it be wired for 110v.
Depends on the motor. what does the ID tag say? 120/240?
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