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OT (sorta) Air Compressor Problem

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:06 pm
by Rut Row
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?

Other thoughts?

Re: OT (sorta) Air Compressor Problem

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:28 pm
by juddspaintballs
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.

Re: OT (sorta) Air Compressor Problem

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:19 am
by OneFaller
juddspaintballs wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:28 pm
Fortunately, the blow off valve still worked and saved *the wall of the garage*.

*fixed