20 gallon model #947265 will no longer start.

by Davud Chase
(Midland TX)

Compressor will not start up. Probably been in house for around 5 years. I work for a merchandise assembly company, we only use it to inflate under inflated/flat bicycle tires. I checked for water build up in the tank (non issue in this case) and this particular model has no reset switch/button that I can find. Appears to have 2 starter capacitors (I usually see only 1 for this size motor) and can't seem to locate the pressure switch. I suspect the pressure switch but not sure. Caps can fail but rare from my own experience. Of course the manual is nowhere to be found. Will continue to try to find one online but stumbled on this site and thought I'd ask for recommendations.

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Jul 12, 2018
#947265 no start... continued
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Ah, well. Probably ought to just leave it on all the time and drain it now and then. But that's probably what you do...

Jul 12, 2018
Reply to Dougs comment.
by: David Chase

You have to understand that just in bicycles we assemble anywhere from 25 to 100 a day for a big box sporting goods store.

Nearly every bike comes out of the box with one or both tires underinflated or just plain flat. So it doesn't usually just sit here.

Been here at least 5 years, the assembly company I work for has cycled through a lot of techs in that time.

No telling how many times that switch has been turned on and off.

All I had to go by was what it was doing before failure, what I was able to figure out with my bit of insulated wire, and what my DVM at home confirmed. Oh well.☺

Jul 12, 2018
947265 will no longer start
by: Doug in s.d.ca

So true:

"It's nearly always something stupid simple, it's just finding which stupid simple thing it is this time."

Thanks for the update.

Does make ya wonder how a switch could go bad, just sitting there...?

Jul 11, 2018
Update - 20 gallon model #947265
by: David Chase

I finally found the pressure switch, when I bypassed it the unit came on. I took both the power rocker switch and the pressure switch home with to check them with my meter and the power switch was toast. Will get a replacement switch today and that should resolve the issue. Thank you. It's nearly always something stupid simple, it's just finding which stupid simple thing it is this time.

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