Compressor continues to add air to tank past preset air setting

by Gene
(Chapel Hill , NC )

I purchased a Kobalt 1.5 HP 10 gallon digtech Plus air compressor at an auction recently. It has 2 presets you can use to control the output pressure, the problem is that it continues to pressurize the tank past the presets. The air release value kicks in as needed but I want to get it where is only pressurizes the tank to the correct level. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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May 01, 2016
Kobalt compressor overpressurizes
by: Bill

have a read of the comments about the Digitech compressors on this site.

Your compressor problem is related to the non-function of the digital part of the compressor, and either it's not reading the tank pressure correctly, or the pressure switch is not reacting.

While the digital part of this lower cost air compressor appeals to techie in all of us, and basic pressure switch and manual regulator combination is a preferred option.

Discussions about how to modify your compressor can be found in the comments section on this page.

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