Airbrush Depot TC-20 regulator knob came off
Airbrush Depot TC-20 air compressor
knob pop out with the spring right off the regulator with a bang noise
knob pop out with the spring as i turned it too far in wrong direction! I was able to re install it, but I am wondering if I did manage the regulator knob when it popped! I am totally new to compressor and i am not sure of how to properly starting. The manufacturer don t have much on the device . It is a Airbrush Depot TC-20 Airbrush thank compressor with water trap and auto shut off switch!
Strange TC-20T problem
TC-20T air brush air compressor
So My TC-20T (compressor + tank) worked fine for a few days, and then stopped working while I was airbrushing. The pressure gauge read zero, and pulling the tank pressure release verified that there was no pressure at all. I thought it likely overheated, so I let it cool overnight. When I plugged it in the next day and turned it on, it would quietly hum (much quieter than its normal operation noise), but no pressure would build in the tank. The motor would heat up (become warm to the touch) but it wouldn't work. Now the strange part: On a whim, I turned it on and flipped the entire thing upside down... And it started up! Now it will run for maybe 5 minutes right-side up (and maybe louder than originally, but its hard to tell) and then shut off... Then I have to let it cool and flip it upside down every-time to get it started again.
Any ideas on what might be the problem. I'm hoping there is something I can replace rather easily to get back to normal non-topsy-turvy operation.
Thanks for your help,
If it's under warranty, take it back and get a new one.
I don't know how old your TC-20T air brush air compressor is, or how much use it gets, but my first thought is that you are under powering the compressor, or, the start capacitor is failing.
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Repair for Compressor Model TC-20T
Question: My oil less airbrush compressor over heated after an hour of use and it will not start back up. I'm assuming I burnt out the motor because the thermal sensor did not shut off the compressor before it over heated, if it did it would have turned back on later. Do you have any ideas on how to repair it? what should I look for once I take it apart? and any ideas on how to extend the time I have to use the compressor continuously between rest periods? Thanks for your help, Robert
Response: Robert, your air compressor comes with a two year warranty, so, if the failure is within this time frame, get a warranty repair or replacement. When you were using it, did you have it plugged in with an extension cord? If so, you may have been under powering the motor, this makes them run too hot, and may have contributed to your compressor problem. The specifications also say "Thermally Protected: Automatically turns itself off if the unit becomes over heated" and based on what you write, this did not happen, and you may have damaged the motor. Unless you are an electric motor repair person, if this were me, I would remove the motor, take it to a motor shop, and ask them to test it. If it were the motor, I would weigh the cost of a new motor against the cost of a new compressor.
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