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Old 06-02-2009, 10:24 PM
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Compressor cutout

Hi all,
Having some concerns with my "new" compressor.
I actually bought it about 9mnths ago but have been busy with work & having babies so haven't really played with it yet.
Concerned about the motor shutoff when it acheives working pressure.
The thing gets to working pressure, then releives until the pressure drops then fires up again. In the past I've had them that cut out at working pressure & hold pressure till it's used, then fire back up. Have had the releif valve replaced once, but it's doing the same thing.
Could there be another problem?
Or am I a moron & it's supposed to do this??

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I know this may sound very simple but is the drain valve on the tank of the compressor closed all of the way? Is the drain valve leaking at all?
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You gotta find out where it's leaking.
If it's real slow and unnoticable, spray with soapy water
till you find the leak.
It may be the check valve, where the air goes into the tank.
Some have a rubber ball that seals it off, if it's there it may
be harder to check, but it should hold pressure when it's not running.
I've had to chase down several leaks when I first got mine.
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