Powermate 17 gal model # vlp 1581727 not restarting
Powermate model # vlp 1581727
The problem I am having is that after the compressor pumps the unit up to operating pressure it locks up.
The motor tries to engage. The drive belt smokes but the piston will not budge. Its almost as if the back pressure is too much for the motor to overcome.
I have noticed that when I bleed the air out at the pressure release valve, I get water. I have tried bleeding the water out and running the compressor on its own dedicated circuit and outlet.
A little history on this compressor, I bought it w/a broken piston. I replaced it with the factory kit and a new valve plate. Did I miss something? Was I supposed to adjust the valve plate? Lubricate the piston where it meets the sleeve cylinder? Should I take it apart to see if water is in there? Any help would be appreciated.