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Old 09-22-2006, 06:22 PM
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Cool, A regulator is factory set and you should never alter these settings, IMHO I think they should be sealed and tamper proof. When I still had my shop one of the most common repairs I made to compressors was to correct the settings after it was fouled up by the owner trying to get more performance out of the thing. There is a delicate balance between the start up setting and cut off setting and these can be difficult to set properly and down right dangerous for for someone not familiar with them. If the problem is due to a tampered with regulator it may be repairable but only by someone experienced in doing this otherwise the only safe thing to do is to replace the regulator with the proper unit for that model. If you do replace it make sure it is rated for the motor and set at the same pressure as the original was when new.
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