JobSmart TA5100VB - "Unloader Valve"?

by R. Mark Macy
(Ponca City, OK)

JobSmart TA5100VB Unloader Valve

JobSmart TA5100VB Unloader Valve

Bill

Not sure if the first submission went since pic would not load. Anyways...my neighbor and I were tightening up places on my air compressor. It was leaking air and we were trying to find out where. We used the soap and water spray and found some and then tighten them up.

Unfortunately, we tighten the "unloader value" (I think that is what it is...pic attached) and it broke a piece off. Where can I buy this piece?

I have tried Tractor Supply and Lowe's but no luck. Your recommendation is most appreciated so I can continue to use it on crafts, etc versus buying another Air Compressor. Thanks in advance for helping me.

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May 25, 2015
source for unloader valve
by: Bill

Mark, start a new thread here in the Jobsmart forum.

Ask for help to identify the pressure switch / unloader valve for your compressor.

Make sure you upload 4 photos, one from each side of your pressure switch.

With that info I may be able to spec a new switch / unloader valve for you.

Get close to the switch with your camera so we all can see the details, K?

B.

May 25, 2015
Additional Question Thanks!
by: M. Macy

Bill - can you recommend a source to procure the unloader replace kit for this model? Thanks for your help!

May 25, 2015
JobSmart TA5100VB Unloader Valve
by: Bill

Hello Mark... it's hard to tell from the photo just what part of the unloader is broken.

Here's the thing. The external unloader valve is sold as a package with a new pressure switch. I know of no source for just a replacement unloader valve.

However, if you watch the online sales pages and frequent garage sales, and search for used compressors, you can frequently find one for $10 or thereabouts that doesn't work.

If it doesn't work because it will not build pressure, then likely the pressure switch and unloader valve will be working, and you can snap up an old compressor and get a bunch of parts for next to nothing, including a pressure switch and unloader.

See my video on this site about my $10 air compressor.

Cheers,

Bill

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