Airbrush compressor not able to start unless shaken
I have an airbrush compressor made in Taiwan which acts weirdly recently. Bought it last October 2013.
It normally compresses air and then click. But after 2-3 sprays, the compressor won't start up but the whole unit gets hot! When I touch the compressor, it is somewhat vibrating a little.
all I did what shake it a bit and then it starts to compress air again. I have to do this many times to continue spraying.
May I please know what is the problem with the compressor? It works but have to shake it once in awhile and it's very hot.
Thanks in advance, Bill!
A bit hard to be specific on this one, as I don't know the make or model, and I cannot search for specifics on this air brush air compressor.
I don't even know if this compressor has a tank, which has a bearing on how it operates.
What I suggest is that you read the pages about how air compressors work, what the internal "feedback" mechanism is to start and stop the typical compressor as the air pressure increases and decreases, and see if that helps pinpoint the item that isn't working properly.
Off hand, I'd guess that your pressure switch may be failing, but then, if your compressor has a separate ON/OFF switch, and it's failing, shaking the compressor might reconnect the leads briefly.
If you wish more help, start a new question, and add 4 photos of your compressor, one taken from each side, so we can see what's what.