1979 Melben Compressor made for M. Wards

by philip
(Goldendale, Wa.)

starts , runs , builds pressure but does not get to cycle ....just fizzles out and sounds sluggish...........


I am thinking the tank check valve is clogged(dirty) & needs cleaning ... also the pressure switch has contacts that are old, almost fried but not welded.

number on tank is # 904654 1979

no other identification exists .

(2 head single stage)

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Jun 25, 2018
Melben Compressor
by: Doug in s.d.ca

The check valve is the place to start, alright.

The contacts are probably beat due to hard start, so once the valve is working properly, you'll probably be able to clean them up and not have to replace the pressure switch.

Good luck.

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