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air compressor help

Posted by acguy (My Page) on
Wed, May 14, 08 at 22:03

my air compressor stopped building air pressure the motor runs when the switch is turned on. i used it one day and worked great the very next day, i went to use it closed the petcock turned it on and it sounded funny and waited and watched the gauge and and there was no build up of pressure on the gauge thinking the gauge was broken i opened the pressure relief valve and there was no air in the tank. any ideas thanks

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RE: air compressor help

My first guess would be a check valve between the pump and tank that is stuck in the unseated position.
My second guess would be a blown seal in the pump.
Hopefully your problem is a check valve that is easily accessable.

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