Porter Cable builds tank pressure but no regulated pressure?

by Jimmy
(Panama City, FL)

 Porter Cable C6001 150 PSI 17 Gallon Oil-less Vertical air compressor (Photo: www.dynamitetoolco.com)

Porter Cable C6001 150 PSI 17 Gallon Oil-less Vertical air compressor (Photo: www.dynamitetoolco.com)

porter cable 150 psi oiless compressor tank. Will build air tank pressure to 150 psi but has no regulated pressure.

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Jimmy, when you say no regulated air pressure, are you saying that the regulator gauge is reading zero PSI or are you saying that the regulator gauge shows a reading but you are not getting any compressed air downstream from the regulator?

Please post a comment here with more info, if you would. Tell me how you know you aren't getting pressure downstream, the pressure reading on the tank gauge, the pressure reading on the regulator gauge etc.

Thanks,

Bill

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C2002 air compressor - no air out of the hose?

Porter-Cable C2002-WK Oil-Free (Photo: www.amazon.ca)

Porter-Cable C2002-WK Oil-Free (Photo: www.amazon.ca)

On a new Porter Cable C2002 air compressor, the tank fills properly and the gauge indicates pressure but no air goes through the regulator.

The regulator gauge indicates zero and turning the valve in either direction makes no difference.

No air comes out the hose so the gauge is correct that there is no pressure.
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If the tank gauge shows pressure, but the pressure regulator gauge shows zero, then your compressed air regulator has be dialed down to zero PSI, or the regulator has failed.

Since this is a new Porter Cable air compressor, I suspect that the regulator has never been opened to allow air to flow through it and to be regulated.

Try pulling out on the regulator knob or pushing in on the regulator knob to re-couple the adjustment knob with the internal adjustment shaft. On many regulators the knob is de-coupled after adjustment to help prevent accidental pressure adjustment.

If this fails, then I suspect that the regulator adjustment knob is broken, and since it is a new compressor, the store where you bought it should replace the regulator. It were me, I'd ask for a complete replacement unit.

Cheers,

Bill



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air regulator problem

I have a porter cable model C 2005 type 4 pancake air compressor
it builds up air to 150 psi but won;t let the air out. I troubled
shooted and found the air regulator is the problem. Is there a
repair kit avaiable for the regulator?

thanks
gordon
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Possibly, but doubtful you can find one from a big box store, Gordon.

If the symptom is no air out of the hose, then see that page in the troubleshooting section on the sitemap page for things to check.

Maybe a local industrial pneumatic shop can find you a regulator repair kit, though I suspect that the parts, and trying to learn how to disassemble and reassemble the old regulator will cost you a lot more than the $20-$30 for a new one would.

It were my compressor, I'd simply replace the regulator.

Bill

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