Safety valve discharges air while pumping.

by Allen Carr
(Galesburg Il )

Is this normal,it stops when it shuts off.This is a model 3Z492.


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Bill says...

Allen, no, this is not normal.

You say that it stops when it shuts off. At what pressure does it shut off?

If it is the normal cut out pressure, often between 120 and 150 PSI, then your PRV may be failing. Get it fixed.

If the compressor is shutting off at a much higher pressure than 15o PSI, then your pressure switch may be cooked.

Either case, your compressor is dangerous, and it were me, I would not use it until it was running, and stopping, properly.

Cheers,

Bill

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Mar 15, 2011
dayton speedaire.
by: jeff

i have a dayton speedaire model 3z784 cant find anything,check model number and its right.3z784

looking for parts any help thanks.
jefftreush@sbcglobal.net

Dec 13, 2010
3Z492 SRV
by: allen carr

where do I get safety valve?

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It is very unusual for a PRV to fail, when they normally work based on a small piston area inside that's just big enough to open the valve once the pressure gets too high.

Try opening and closing the valve a few times to see if you can dislodge any contaminant that may be leaving the valve open to bleed air.

Check with Grainger or with any fluid power (air valves and cylinders) supplier in your town for a replacement.


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speedaire 3z530a ~ leaking?

by peter
(haverstraw ny)

For Some reason it is air out from air drain outlet it is confused me need to find out why is it
still letting air out

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Bill says...

Peter, if it is air leaking from the tank drain, either tighten it or replace it if you cannot shut it off.

If it's air leaking from the little valve on or near your pressure switch click on the VALVE LINK and then click on CHECK VALVE.

That could be your problem. If neither of these, then some more information will be needed for me to help further.

Cheers,

Bill

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