No Air pressure at tools, air in tank?

by Ed
(Albany, La.)

Bill, I have a Porter Cable 6 gal pancake compressor about 2 years old. Runs great builds up pressure 150 lbs on the tank side but the regulated guage reads 0. I can bleed the air pressure off

so it does have pressure I just can't use any tools the air stays in the tank.

I'm confused.

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Bill says....

Hi Ed. Welcome to the club. I'm confused all the time.

However, as to your Porter Cable air compressor, I think you may have one of those air regulators that doubles as a valve.

If so, when you dial the downstream pressure setting to zero PSI, you have actually shut off the flow of air to the discharge air coupling.

Turn the knob on your regulator until the regulator gauge says 50 PSI, or whatever operating pressure your air tool says it needs, and try again.

Any change? A comment here will help me follow the thread.

Cheers,

Bill

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Apr 19, 2012
Help - tank has 150psi but the regulated pressure is zero
by: Anonymous

I have the same problem, and machine, did anyone find a solution?
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No air out of hose when there is air in the tank is being caused by an obstruction of some kind. Could be the regulator is closed, a downstream valve isn't open, or the connector on the air hose isn't the right one to fit the coupler on the discharge. See no air out of hose in troubleshooting on the site map page, and then comment here with what you found, if you would.

Mar 15, 2012
Help - tank has 150psi but the regulated pressure is zero
by: Anonymous

I am having the same problem, tank has 150psi but the regulated pressure is zero. I turn the regulator knob both clockwise and counter clockwise and nothing changes. What am i missing here?
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Try pushing up or pulling down on the regulator knob. Some of them disconnect from the internals on purpose, to help prevent unauthorized persons from adjusting the compressed air pressure.

See also - No Air Out Of Hose - in the troubleshooting section for more tips.


Nov 08, 2011
No air pressure
by: Anonymous

Have the same problem. Turn the regulator both ways - nothing happened. But funk is full.

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Well, when I was younger, I was full of funk too! :-)

Do you mean the tank is full?

Tell me, what are you seeing on the regulator gauge as you turn the knob, and... please push up or pull down on the knob to see if it engages.


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