No pressure build up in Task Force Model No. 83691
Task Force Model No. 83691, 2 gallons, 100 psi max.
Regulator turned to max, drain valve closed, no leaks detected, no pressure build up. Could the regulator be bad? What other bad parts could cause this?
Hello Don, nice to hear from you, and sorry you're having trouble with your air compressor.
No, it won't be a regulator problem. A regulator is used to set the pressure of the compressed air to your desired setting when it is being used.
The regulator is on the tank discharge line, and has nothing to do with compressing the air.
If the motor is running, if the motor shaft is turning and is connected properly to the compressor piston assembly, if the piston seals are not worn to the point that the air is blowing by them, and if the intake valve is working properly, then you should be compressing air.
There will be an air intake filter near the top of your compressor head. Take the filter off and run the compressor. Air should be being sucked into that small opening, and no air should be coming back out. Is there?
If there is, it would suggest that the intake valve has failed, and now all your compressor is doing is pulling air into the cylinder on the piston retract, and then blowing that same air back out the intake hole on the compression stroke.
Air flows to the path of least resistance, and if the intake valve has failed, the path of least resistance will be right back out the same hole the air came in through.
Check that out, and then let us know the results, please.
Task force air compressor Model No. 83691
by mike g
Hi and thanks,
My air compressor (that I inherited and don't know the history) just won't turn on. I changed the fuse and checked all the wire connections, and I cant figure it out.
It just seems dead... Do you have any suggestion? There's definitely power going to the unit (I know because I shocked myself like and idiot).
I'm all out of ideas.
What, on your air compressor, that allows power to flow from the power supply to the motor, is the pressure switch.
When the pressure in the tank is below the switch "switching" cut in pressure, the switch closes and allows power to flow to, and hopefully start, the compressor motor.
You say you know you have power to the compressor, but do you have power going through the switch, assuming that the pressure in the tank is below the cut in pressure setting?
Please check that out (carefully ;-) and post back here if that is or isn't the case.