C/H compressor just keeps running.
by Don Mc
(East Sparta Oh. USA)
Hi Bill Looked threw your site and didn't see my problem anywhere. I have a 200 psi
C/H portable asme I purchased new at Lowes in January 2013. I've always had Craftsman compressors my whole life but when I seen the 200 psi I just had to have one. The most I've used it for is blowing up tires and my truck tires take 80 psi so this compressor was great. This started last summer and I retired in May so it's time to repair this thing.
It builds up psi very slow at least 10 min or more to 120 psi. Then it just keeps running at 120 psi for ever.
When I shut it off I found an air leak under the regulator, I tightened up the nut under there and it stopped.
No other leaks found with it shut off.
Also noticed there is air coming from the front and side of the motor/pump when it is running.
Thanks for your help Don Mc