OT (sorta) Air Compressor Problem

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Rut Row
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OT (sorta) Air Compressor Problem

Post by Rut Row » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:06 pm

my 30 gallon Dewalt air compressor has issues :dry:

When it gets to the correct pressure set my the regulator, it doesn't quit. It bogs down and then the belt slips. The pressure in the tank stays at the set pressure, the pump just bogs down.

Has the pressure regulator gone bad?

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Re: OT (sorta) Air Compressor Problem

Post by juddspaintballs » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:28 pm

Sounds like the pressure switch is failing and trying to release but won't break contact all of the way. I had mine fail in the closed position a few months ago and the compressor ran for a long time while I wasn't home. Fortunately, the blow off valve still worked and saved my tank.

It took a few other air fittings, but I replaced my switch with a quality Square D pressure switch.
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Re: OT (sorta) Air Compressor Problem

Post by OneFaller » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:19 am

juddspaintballs wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:28 pm
Fortunately, the blow off valve still worked and saved *the wall of the garage*.

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