power craft 13 gal air compressor - PSI won't go higher than 30??
(Las Vegas NV )
Hello, I have a small power craft 13 gal air compressor that has worked perfect for three years until one day the air pressure wouldn't go higher than 33 PSI....? I have tried to adust the pressure many times. Is this an easy fix?
John, there are a number of reasons why an air compressor will keep running but not build air pressure past a certain pressure level.
Often the problem is in the intake or pressure valves, or an internal gasket.
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Mystery Air Loss - runs and puts no air into the tank and guages read "0"
by Dick Jenkinson
Magnum dual cylinder (5 hp - HA!) 35 Gal Tank.Has run perfectly for 5 years.
Changed the oil yesterday now the air is disappearing.
I can't hear a leak.
Compressor runs and puts no air into the tank and guages read "0".
Did not run it long enough for pressure switch to trip but thermal circuit breaker did.
Adjusting the two limiter switches makes no difference. Problem probably in pressure switch (leaking ??) Any advice ??
Dick, dump any air from the tank with the compressor off. Pull the line from the top of the pump that runs down into the tank,
Start the compressor.
Is air coming out of the pump? If there is air coming out of the pump, can you stop that air by putting a gloved finger over the outlet hole?
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