brand new TC-20T - motor runs for a while, then sputters out.
(Herndon, VA, USA)
I just bought a TC-20T (the one with the 3-liter tank attached). I fired it up for the first time and the motor ran for 20-30 seconds, the pressure gauge read ~15psi, then the motor stopped running constantly and started sputtering every few seconds. I ran the airbrush until the gauge went back down to 0psi. But the motor never kicked back on. it just kept sputtering and eventually stopped altogether.
I shut it off for a while, then came back and tried again. same results.
If I run the motor without a hose/airbrush attached, then the motor is quieter and runs constantly, just blowing air into the room.
do I possibly have a bad regulator, or maybe the motor is bad?
which part of the system tells the motor when to start/stop? That seems to be where the problem lies.
note: the metal body of the pressure gauge was bent up a little bit out of the box. I bent it back down by hand. But the mechanism inside didn't seem to bend at all. just the casing.
thanks for your help,
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