Fawcett 101 Series Powerhead User Manual
FAWCETT, Inc. PH manual 04/06
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Disconnect air supply and vent all airlines. Wear eye
protection when flushing this product. Air stream from
product may contain solid or liquid material that can result
in eye or skin damage. Flush this product in a well-
ventilated area. Do Not use kerosene or other combustible
solvents to flush this product. Failure to follow these
instructions can result in burns, eye injury or other
It is your responsibility to regularly inspect and make
necessary repairs to this product in order to maintain
Check intake and exhaust filters after first 500 hours of
operation. Clean filters and determine how frequently filters
should be checked during future operation. This one procedure
will help assure the product’s performance and service life.
Flushing this product to remove excessive dirt, foreign
particles, moisture or oil that occurs in the operating
environment will help to maintain proper vane performance.
Flush the motor if it is operating slowly or inefficiently.
Use only #AH255B Flushing Solvent. DO NOT use
kerosene or ANY other combustible solvents to flush this
Use only #AD220 or a detergent SAE #10 automotive engine
oil for lubricating. Lubricating is necessary to prevent rust on all
moving parts. Excessive moisture in the air line may cause rust
or ice to form in the muffler when air expands as it passes
through the motor. Install a moisture separator in the air line
and an after cooler between compressor and air receiver to
help prevent moisture problems.
Shut the air motor down and oil after every 8 hours of
operation. Add 10-20 drops of oil to the air motor intake port.
Adjust inline oiler to feed 1 drop of oil per minute for high
speed or continuous duty usage. Do Not overfeed oil or
exhaust air may become contaminated.
1. Disconnect air line and muffler.
2. Add flushing solvent directly into motor. If using liquid
solvent, pour several tablespoons directly into the intake port. If
using #AH255B, spray solvent for 5-10 seconds into intake
3. Rotate the shaft by hand in both directions for a few
4. You must wear eye protection for this step. Cover
exhaust with a cloth and reconnect the air line. Slowly apply
pressure until there is no trace of solvent in the exhaust air.
5. Listen for changes in the sound of the motor. If motor
sounds smooth, you are finished. If motor does not sound like
it is running smoothly, installing a service kit will be required.
(See “Service Kit Installation”).
Check that all external accessories such as relief valves or
gauges are attached and are not damaged before
It is your responsibility to follow proper shutdown
procedures to prevent product damage.
1. Turn off air intake supply.
2. Disconnect plumbing.
3. Remove air motor from connected machinery.
4. Wear eye protection. Keep away from air stream. Use
clean, dry air to remove condensation.
5. Lubricate motor with a small amount of oil in chamber.
Rotate shaft by hand several times.
6. Plug or cap each port.
7. Coat output shaft with oil or grease.
8. Store motor in a dry environment.