Bostitch compressor won't hold air?

by C ZIERER
(LA)

BOSTITCH 6 GALLON PANCAKE AIR COMPRESSOR WONT HOLD AIR?


WILL NOT HOLD MORE THAN 10 POUNDS OF PRESSURE IS ABOUT 1 YEAR OLD ALWAYS HAS WORKED GOOD IN THE PAST.
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Hi there. I'd like to help, but I'm not quite sure what you mean by it won't hold more than 10 PSI?

Is it that it runs, and won't build past that point?

Please post your response here so I can follow the thread and perhaps provide some assistance.

Cheers,

Bill



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Nov 12, 2011
bostistitch compressor won't build beyond 30 pds
by: Todd

I have the same compressor and it won't build past 30psi and ideas?? Have had it about 3 years. Thank You

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Sure, go to the COMPRESSOR TROUBLESHOOTING page and click on the link to Compressor Will Not Build Pressure for some tips.

Post a comment here telling us what you found, and we'll press on from there.

B.



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Bositich 2040 wont fill pass 60 PSI?

by Jennifer
(Prior Lake MN)

Bositich 2040 wont fill pass 60 psi.

When opening up to look at valves, how do I know if they are bad by looking at them.

How to I know if piston ring is bad by looking at it?

What are the signs of a valve looking fine or need replacing?
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Jennifer, all very good questions.

Unless the component has a gross failure (not just ugly, but visible) it's sometimes hard to tell it has failed. And, sometimes valves or other components don't show a failure unless under pressure, and you cannot duplicate that with the air compressor torn down.

In terms of valves, you have intake and pressure. If you remove the intake filter, when the compressor is running, is the intake just pulling in air, or is it puffing back out. That's a failing intake valve if it is puffing back out.

On the pressure side, if you pull the fitting of the line from the pump to the tank, can you put a gloved finger over the outflow port, and stop the air? That could be the valve, or it could be seals.

Is air coming out of the oil sump?

I've tried to add as many variables as I can on the Troubleshooting pages linked from the site map.

If you haven't had a look at them, I invite you to do so.

Cheers,

Bill

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Will not begin to pump air or sound right?

by Tom
(Stillwater, MN)

Stanley Bostich 6 gallon Will not begin to pump air or sound right even though motor spins

Stanley Bostich 6 gallon oil-less air compressor.

The electric motor will turn but it is not sounding right nor is it pumping air.

It gets hot very quickly so I done this only for about 3 seconds before turning it off.

When I remove the small air pressure hose running from the place where the air enters the tank to the controls, the motor runs fine.

The other end of that hose is no so easy to remove from the back of the control box. What do you suggest

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Tom, you say the motor is running, and then say that when you remove the small air pressure hose running from the place where the air enters the tank to the controls, the motor runs fine. That suggests that the motor is not running the same way under both conditions?

Pull the intake filter and feel if air is being pulled into the compressor when it is running.

Also, please have a read of the unloader valve page linked from the site map and see if this valve operation ( or none operation ) might be an issues.

Post again here as a comment to let me know what happened, and so I can see how this develops and make other suggestions.

Bill

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Compressor pressure reducer valve knob?

Stanley Bostitch Pancake Compressor Pressure Reducer Valve knob issues

My Stanley Bostitch Pancake Compressor (CAP 2060) Pressure Reducer Valve knob seems to have come off its threads and now won't go back on i.e.

I think one of my kids unscrewed it until it came off.

Do I need to replace the valve entirely? Did it just blow off on its own?
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Try either pushing in on the adjustment knob, or pulling out on it, before turning the regulator knob to adjust the pressure.

If neither works, the compressor regulator may be pooched, but before chucking it, unplug the compressor, dump all of the air out of the tank via the tank drain, and pull the regulator from the piping. See if you can dismantle the knob part of it to see where it came off the internal sprocket.

Even if you can't fix it yourself, you are no further behind than you are now, and you now have the regulator off so you can install the new one.

Cheers,

Bill

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