Compressor wont reach shut off

by darryl gransberry
(everett washington)

compressor wont reach shut off and stays running safety valve leaking air.

Safety valve leaking compressor wont shut off.

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May 10, 2016
Compressor won't shut off
by: Bill

Darryl, you don't say what make or model of compressor so I cannot check.

However, most PRV's (safety valves) have a small cylinder sticking out the end with a ring in it. Did you try to just push in on that cylinder and see if that shuts off the air leak?

PRV's (see the video about PRV's on this site) mostly work on friction, and it's possible that pushing it back in will solve the problem.

If not, add a comment here and make sure to include the make and model of air compressor, K?

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