67696 will not stop

by Robert H Glen
(Sudbury Ontario Canada)

I live in Sudbury Ontario Canada

I have a 6 gallon pancake style compressor item#67696 which I recently got as a gift.
I followed the directions close the regulator valve close the drain valve and attached the air hose then plug in the power cord and turn on the switch.
So far all was well until the compressor built up over 150psi then the relief valve opened as the pressure switch failed to open stopping the compressor motor

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May 16, 2016
67696
by: Anonymous

I've got the same problem with one of these I just bought second hand. Where can the sensor be purchased?

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Nov 12, 2015
67696
by: Doug in s.d.ca

On the bright side, the PRV works. This is good.

If you can easily return it, do so.

If you want to do some basic checks to see if it's easier to fix it, then pull the shroud and look for a couple of wires going to the pressure sensor screwed into the tank.

One will come from the power switch, and the other off in the motor's direction.

Check that the terminals are not bent so as to be shorted. If not, then chances are the sensor is bad. A replacement is around $10 U.S.

Good luck.

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