air leaks from the regulator when I turn the pressure down.
by bernie howse
Its a porter cable pancake compressor and not very old and has,nt been used all that much. But its been leaking for a while now and I don,t know what the problem would be ???????
Bernie, if the air line to your tool from the compressor is charged with, say, 100 PSI air, when you turn the regulator down from that 100 PSI level to a lower setting, say 80 PSI, then the higher air pressure downstream of the air compressor will bleed back out of the regulator. This is called relieving, and is normal, but, it should stop after the downstream air reaches the new set point.
If air continues to bleed out of the relieving port on the air regulator, likely the internal seals (diaphragms) have failed, and it's time for a new regulator.
Porter cable compressor keeps blowing 20 amp breakers
(keokuk iowa )
its a c2150 4gal compressor with a 1 hp motor it will run for awhile then just blow the breaker
Justin, if the compressor starts without blowing the breaker, and then runs for a while, and then blows the breaker, what is happening with the compressor when the breaker pops? Has it reached cut out pressure?
What is the pressure in the tank when the breaker blows? Is it the same pressure every time?
Your compressor problem might be a pressure switch shorting out, or it might be the motor failing, I can't be certain with the info provided.
Porter Cable compressor will not build pressure
I found (garbage picked) a Porter cable compressor model CPL6025, with pump model D22621, manf date 2-14-02. It appeared in good shape, so I took in home. It was holding about 60 lbs of pressure in the tank.
I checked the relief valve (pulled ring out) and it vented properly/easily. I checked the oil level, and it was clean and filled to the proper level.
I plugged it in (110 V) and turned it on. The compressor started ok, but I noticed it will not fill, and I feel big puffs of air from the top. It appears that the reed valves are rusted/broke.
Here are my questions: Is it a simple matter to replace the reeds? ($12 for four from Porter cable website). What else should I be looking at, or prudent to change while I'm in that area? Is their a dissambly procedure, and if so, where?
Thanks for your site...I will be passing this on to my DIY friends.
Simple is based on your skills and capabilities, Rich. I cannot comment on those.
I would replace all valves and gaskets if I tore it down.
See my video on the AIR VIDEOS page about my $10 air compressor for some additional ideas if you decide not to fix it.
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new porter cable will not pressurize
I'm new to air compressors. I just bought a new Porter Cable max 150 PSI compressor. I plugged it in and attached a nailer. I turned it on and I turned the dial to the max. It's been plugged in for 15 minutes and it's making a lot of noise... but the pressure is not building! what am I doing wrong?
Making a lot of noise? What? Barking, mooing, thumping?
DIY compressors are loud as a norm, so the fact that yours is isn't surprising. What type of noise might be important, though.
Unplug the compressor. Open the tank drain and bleed any air in the tank down to zero PSI. Close the tank drain. Plug the compressor back in.
Does is start? Do you see any pressure build on the tank gauge?
Beside the pressure switch and operated by it will be a small valve. This is the unloader valve. While the compressor is running, NO air should be coming out of the bottom of this valve. Is there air coming out when the compressor is running. If so, read the pages on this site that relate to Check Valve and Unloader Valve for details.
Let us know what, if anything, this did to help, OK?