Senco PC1010 air compressor
I do light upholstery, and had a badly timed failure (aren't they all?) of my Senco PC1010 air compressor tonight. I'm rather new to power tools and things, so I will try to explain as best I can.
I bought this about 2 years ago, but just used it for the first time a month ago, with a smallish Bostitch staple gun to recover 6 dining chair seats, no big deal. It made pressure of about 100, which drove my staples very well. I made sure to drain it afterwards, and it's been on the shelf since.
Today I turned it on, the motor runs fine, but after 10 minutes or so I noticed it wasn't creating any pressure in the tank whatsoever. I ran my hands around it, and there is an air leak coming from what I believe to be the air intake filter? It's the horizontal circular piece opposite the tank, with a black plastic "cap", it has the label on it. I looked inside through the slots and there are metal coils. Air is coming out of the slots in this section and hitting the floor.
Since I just used this air compressor once with no problems, I am pretty bummed, as now my job is late. What's going on? Can I fix this myself or does it need servicing already after one single session?
thank you so much!
I uploaded a photo of the Senco PC1010 air compressor that I found on line, but darned if I can tell from the photo what part you are referring to.
From what you have provided, if air is coming out the intake filter, then you likely have a failed intake vavle / flapper, and instead of air being driven down into the tank, it's simply cycling in and out the intake filter.
If you purchased it 2 months ago, and it may be a dud, it should be under manufacturer's warranty, and you should take it back and get a replacement.