ridgid triple stack compressor motor keeps running

by Bruce
(upstate NY)

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 holding air and just kept running, not shutting the motor off.

I rebuilt the pump assembly and the unit now holds air pressure. But the unit still kept running so I replaced the pressure switch. The unit still would not shut off. I took a stab in the dark and replaced both capacitors. Didn't help.

I'm running out of ideas. Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks

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Jun 06, 2016
Compressor that runs and runs and runs
by: George

I have the same problem I'm thinking it's probably the pressure switch that when it reaches a certain pressure he shuts off and releases some air from the head.

Apr 11, 2015
compressor motor keeps running
by: Bill

Bruce, is the compressor running up the pressure to the point where the PRV goes?

If not, what pressure does the tank gauge indicate when the pressure stops building?

See the troubleshooting page about why air compressors won't stop running for more info.

Bill

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