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Old 06-09-2005, 06:22 PM
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Crappy Air Compressor Wont work

I bought a cheap air compressor because I wasn't looking to invest in something since i dont have much need for it. But when I turn it on, the motor runs, but i guess there is no compression going on? When i turn the valve to supply the hose with air I get nothing. Anyone had this problem before and if so, what did you do(Besides buy a decent compressor)?

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Need more info-Do you have a gauge on this thing anywhere? Could be any one of a number of things and we need to know more about what it is and is not doing. If it is new maybe you can return it.
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I have two gauges on it and neither read anything when it starts up. It's past the return time, I have had it sitting in my garage for awhile. When I start it up, it sounds like the motor is working. The fan spins and what not, so it is getting power. But when I turn the valve to allow air to enter the hose, nothing comes out.
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Old 06-09-2005, 10:04 PM
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This may seem dumb, but....

Check and make sure that the drain plug is closed.
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Does it have a belt?
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Does it have a belt?
That was my next question. Its usualy fairly obviouse if a compressor is running. Their not tippically a quiet machine. So if the motor is turning the pump it should be fairly obviouse. If the motor is turning the pump then there is not tomany reason I can think that it would not be creating any pressure. No pistons in the pump? No rings on the pistons? A great big whole in the cylinder wall? Blown head gasket? In other words there must be somewhere that all the air is escaping to. feel around the compressor pump as it is running and see if you can feel all that missing air somewhere. Then see if you can fix the leak if you find one. Beyond this I have no idea.
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Thanks for your help, but screw it, I'll just buy a real one.
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my ex got me a little coleman one that runs off 12v car juice, and I was camping and it took 30 minutes at least to fill my air matress. That was the first time I used it, maybe second.

The next time I used it it made no psi and made loud clunk-clunk-clunk noises plus the normal motor sound, minus the normal compressor sound. I guess I broke a con rod. It was made in china and it's from my ex, so I don't care.
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