Airbrush Depot TC-20 regulator knob came off

by Danielle
(Ontario Canada)

Airbrush Depot TC-20 air compressor

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!

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Sep 23, 2014
Fixed the regulator
by: Bill

Good news, Danielle.

Glad my site is of help, though I have to shout out too to all the other compressor knowledgeable persons who give of their time and expertise on this site.

Bill

Sep 23, 2014
I fixed the regulator
by: Danielle

Thanks I fixed the regulator..took it apart, cleaned it ..lubed it and put it back on there ..Yeaahhh if work perfectly and I even got it to work with the auto shot off..pretty cool..thank you Bill..that video with the regulator help me understand what it was for ..I will will be ok for the moment! Next step is to learn how to drain the water and get the pressure off the compressor! Thanks again !

Sep 22, 2014
Setting up the airbrush
by: Bill

You are very welcome. This site is here to help folks just like you.

The pages on plumbing the compressor, air lines, tubing and air hose, fittings and couplers and regulators on this site pretty much explain how to plumb the air from the compressor to the air tool / air brush, Danielle.

There should not be any compressed air coming out of the regulator knob, so turning your air compressor on and letting it build pressure should not be an issue.

There is a typically a small air outlet on the body of the regulator that is to allow downstream air to exhaust if you turn the regulated pressure down.

If you would like me to provide step-by-step help for you, that I couldn't do free. If this is what you need, use the contact page to reach me, and refer to this post so that I know what it is you wish me to help with.

Cheers,

Bill

Sep 22, 2014
setting up the airbrush and compressor with auto shut off switch info
by: Danielle

Thank you Bill for your quick response. I was able to reinstall the knob but I am a little scared to start the compressor ..if the knob is damaged what are the danger to start the compressor? From all the pages I have been reading from your site , If my understanding is right ..there will not be any pressure building up right? The air is basically will be escaping the regulator? I was searching for a video that would show me how to get the compressor hooked and going with the airbrush ..it is supposed to be having a auto shut off line feeding the airbrush as I would be using it ..but the manufacturers have so little info on that device ..may be you have a link leading to more information or video ? Thanks you very much. Your website is extremely informative. I have been searching all over the net for easy to understand information and newbie friendly but I did not find as much as what you have here!

Sep 22, 2014
Regulator
by: Bill

These are not expensive regulators, Danielle, and it is possible that you've broken the retaining mechanism to hold the knob on.

As far as understanding air compressors, read the pages on this site for complete information.

Regarding the regulator, if yours doesn't work anymore, a replacement is available below.

Cheers,

Bill




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Strange TC-20T problem

by Michael
(Philadelphia)

TC-20T air brush air compressor

TC-20T air brush air compressor

Hi Bill,

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,
-Mike
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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.

Bill

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Repair for Compressor Model TC-20T

TC-20T mini-air compressor

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.

Your compressor appears to be manufactured in China by Ruian Royal Air Tools Company, Bldg.2,Shuangfeng Cun,Fengshan Road,Luofeng,Tangxia Town,Ruian, Zhejiang,China 325204 Tel: 0086-577-65320601 Fax: 0086-577-65320602 Email: sales@royalairbrush.com Web Site: www.airbrush-airbrushcompressor.com Airbrush www.royalairbrush.com Contact Person: Mr. Jay Foo (Sales Manager)

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Jan 15, 2015
Filter
by: Bill

I am surprised that you cannot turn it a further 1/2 turn to get the filter bowl pointing down.

Try removing it and re-doping or re-teflon the threads.

And, of course, you are threading it on with the bowl off? That usually makes it easier.

Yes, the bowl of the filter should be oriented downwards.

Bill

Jan 15, 2015
Problem Installing
by: Anonymous

I have this type of air compressor and when I went to install the filter, screwing it on the threads make the filter end up upside down. How do I fix this and make it a tight fit? Does it matter if the filter is upside down?

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