Ridgid Air Compressors


The name Ridgid is synonymous with hand tools, air tools, and the air compressors to power those Ridgid air tools. Ridgid air compressors are made available at at a number of big-box stores around the nation and also at a number of specialty industrial outlets, depending on where you are located.

Ridgid air compressors are also available for on-line purchase. The Ridge Tool Company, owner of the Ridgid brand, is themselves owned by the Emerson Group.

While this page is your Ridgid air compressor-users forum, the logical first source for information about Ridgid compressors is, of course, Ridgid themselves.


Ridgid air compressors

Here are the Ridgid contact coordinates:

Ridge Tool Company
400 Clark St
Elyria, OH 44035
Customer Service: 1.888.743.4333
Technical Service: 1.800.519.3456
W: www.ridgid.com

For folks outside of the U.S., please visit the Ridgid website for current contact info for the country in which you live.

On this page you will find issues and comments about Ridgid Air compressors from actual users; those happy with them, and those that are not. Things like:

  • Ridgid air compressor will not build pressure
  • Ridgid compressor is blowing breakers
  • Compressor will not start under load
  • My Ridgid stalls out

And many other troubleshooting complaints, problems, recommendations and comments.

Before adding your question about your Ridgid Air Compressor using the form below, please read the existing posts and also the troubleshooting section on this site, as many common air compressor problems have already had solutions posted there.

If you have anything to offer a previous poster about their Ridgid air compressor posting, please add your information by clicking the comment link.

We now have quite a few questions and comments about Ridgid air compressors on this site, so here's a search box to help you find what information you are looking for.



My thanks...

Bill

Ridgid Compressor Issues

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Ridgid compressor stopped working 
Hi, I have a Ridgid twin tank model OF45150 and it was sitting for about 6 months and then I went to start it and it started to run but then made a putting …

No Air Out Of Hose 
Builds up pressure fine and the right side guage reads 150psi but the left guage reads 0psi and there is no pressure at the outlets?

The compressor runs then doesn't idle down  
It starts and runs fine then when it's built up the needed pressure it fails to idle down. It slowly begins to bog down until it dies.

compresser blows air instead or suck 
Ridgid tri-stack from store last year. It doesn't build pressure. It blows air out the top instead sucking it in. do u know a fix for it? thankyou …

Sounds like there is still water in the dual tanks. 
I have opened the drain valves and let all water out. I can still hear something sloshing inside the tanks, what could this be?

Rigid twin tank is tripping pressure relief valve 
My twin tank compressor started tripping the pressure relief valve. I replaced the valve, thinking it was faulty. That did not fix the problem. …

Ridgid compressor won't auto shut off 
Ridgid 1.8 twin tank oiless will run to fill, but won't auto shut off anymore. Tops off pressure at 170, but it will stay there and run forever. Auto …

Ridgid compressor not working. 
Hello, I have a Ridgid air compressor that isn't working properly. I uploaded a video of the problem: https://vimeo.com/158554937 I thought …

0l50145mw wheelbarrow Mobil air compressor shutting down 
I have 0l50145mw wheelbarrow Mobil air compressor it runs for 3mins. Then shuts down after 3 or 4 mins. I have to hit the reset button and the …

Ridgid tri-tank builds pressure and trips reset switch 
Ridgid tri-tank builds up pressure and then trips reset switch. When I use the compressor and it refills, it will fill until max pressure is reached …

Air leaks from pressure switch after compressor runs. 
I have a double stack 0f50150ts that leaks air every time the compressor is turned on. It starts up , fills the top tank ,then shut off . It bleeds off …

Is not working with extension 
It's work fine when I start it direct form outlet, but when I use extension cord it's starts normally but when the air pressure goes down while using it …

starting problem - gas valve 
The sticker by the gas valve and in owner's manual show reverse positions from words in manual - tech support backs up words in manual----which is right? …

Air leak from under regulator.  
My air compressor charges just fine, shuts off at 150 but then leaks air out from under the regulator knob. If I tighten it all the way down it stop. What …

Builds to 125 lbs pressure but will not recycle 
my triple stack willbuild to 125 lbs pressure but when I use it it will not recycle and trips reset breaker The compressor will build pressure to 125 …

Thermal Override Protector Blows on Ridgid compressor 
Greetings, My Ridgid OF50150TS Tri-Stack 5 Gallon Air Compressor that I have had for two years builds up pressure to 150psi cold start and kicks the …

oil blowing out the vent holes on Ridgid compressor 
the reservoir on my 5 gallon Rigid electric mobile air compressor seemed empty so I bought some synthetic air compressor oil from home depot and filled …

triple stack tripping breaker at 45 psi 
Hi Bill, It was running up to 125psi just fine, then started stopping at 45-60 psi and tripping the breaker. after waiting for it I try to reset and …

Won't run... Trips breaker., but worked perfectly last time used. 
Ridgid dual stack OF45150A... Very lightly used but worked perfectly six months ago for small project. Overall in perfect condition but now will …

Which part to replace on GP90150A 
GP90150A keeps building pressure till safety valve blows at 150-175 psi. Would a new unloader valve fix this.

ridgid triple stack compressor trips breaker 
The compressor runs untill it reaches max psi then releases air for about 1 second then tries to start again. You could hear the motor under strain/trying …

Need constant air flow for 24 hours or more 
can I run my compressor continuously for 24 hours or so. There will be a constant release of air and a constant need for compressor to generate pressure …

ridgid triple stack compressor motor keeps running 
ridgid triple stack compressor motor keeps running I am a tool tech at a big box store. A customer brought in a ridgid 5 in 1 compressor. It was not …

ridgid 4.5 quit 
was using compressor today and it just stopped working.Was not using extension cord.no breaker popped.put my smaller compressor on same outlet it works …

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Ridgic compessor breaker on the motor pops and shuts down 
It runs fine up to a point and then the breaker on the motor pops and shuts down.

Rigid wheel barrow type compressor locks up 
The wheel that the belt attaches to seems to lock up. The bigger wheel is the one that locks up. I replaced the belt and checked oil seems ok. Runs fine …

Ridgid dual tank air compressor will not shut off 
I have arigid dual tank compressor would not shut off I replaced the pressure switch and no difference it gets to about 130 pressure and I shut it …

No pressure on Ridgid compressor OF25135CW 
My air compressor stopped producing pressure in the tank. The engine runs fine and I can feel air blowing around the engine, but no pressure is built …

Ridgid - the regulated gauge immediately goes to zero 
Bill, I have a Ridgid 3hp 5 gallon 2 tank compressor that pumps up to desired pressure in the tanks and shows same at regulator pressure gauge but when …

Ridgid air compressor blows breaker 
I purchased a Rigid compressor at an auction. The unit does not appear to have been used at all. FLA is 14.5 AMPS. I have the unit on a 20 AMP dedicated …

5W 50 OR 0W40 i ridgid mini wheelbarrow compressor 
Talk about being in the right place at the right time well for once I was. Today I returned for the third time a portable kobalt compressor with the same …

Ridgid compressor runs constantly but only gets to 45 PSI 
Our twin stack compressor recently quit running properly. Now it will run constantly but only reach about 45psi. Has to be leaking from somewhere but not …

45150 has no air pressure at either outlet 
4.5 gal 45150,motor runs,pressure in tank builds to set point (150#)and will hold pressure,no leaks.I have no air pressure on outlet gauge,and nothing …

Ridgid compressor not building pressure. 
Compressor starts fine but absolutely no pressure build up on any tank. (Please see: http://www.about-air-compressors.com/compressor-will-not-build-pressure.html …

Adding larger capacity to Ridgid gas powered Compressor 
I have a Rigid Wheel barrow compressor that only has 9gallon tank capacity. I do not have access to 220v to get a larger CFM Compressor system therefore …

ridgid of45175a only builds 90psi 
unit only builds 90 pdsi and continues to run. what do I look for to fix it? ________________ All the things that are referred to on the troubleshooting …

ridgid 4.5 gal. good elec power no hum no moter noise ? 
motor hummed and i bled tank of pressure it started fine next cycle hummed and nothing have elec. :ridgid 4.5 gal. dbl.tank any ideas? thanx iron mike …

ridgid electric air compressor getting too hot 
i have a ridgid elctric air compressor ol50145mw it starts up gets almost to working order than suts off and it gets vevy hot fast i wait a minuet turn …

Builds pressure, releases pressure through pressure switch at cut off down to 100 
The compressor builds pressure fine. When it reaches it's cutoff 125psi, it will release at what appears to be at the back of the pressure switch down …

Ridgid compressor unloader closes too quickly on restart under load compressor stalls 
I have a 1.8 hp rigid stack with a brand new pressure switch that works great with no pressure in tank BUT stalls out on restart under load. I've adjusted …

Ridgid air compressor will not start under load... 
Hi Bill, I'm using a Rigid 1.8 hp compressor for a fairly strange application: to pressurize helium gas to 2-5 psi, at 3 scfm. The rated speed of the …

Ridgid OL50145MW Air Compressor pump up to 40 lbs and stops 
will only pump up to 40 lbs and stops ________________________ Bill says... Hello Lois. When it reaches the 40 PSI and stops, do you see or hear …

Ridgid gas air compressor stalls 
My Rigid gas air compressor turns on then quits 20 min later.Then I start it back up ,and it runs for about 20 more min then quits again? Do u have any …

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