new bostitch pancake doesnt shut off when it reaches pressure

by ridgway
(granton wi)

Are the new pancake compressors supposed to continuously run !!


Bought a sanborn and it wouldn't shut off when it reached pressure so took it back and got a
bought a bostitch and the same thing what am I missing !!

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Bill says...

Hi Ridgway.

Since you still have the Bostitch, what is happening to the air pressure in the tank? Is it still building past the normal cut out pressure level...?

Let me know as a comment here, please.

Thanks,

Bill



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Aug 04, 2012
Bostitch Pancake keeps running.........
by: R White

Same problem here... builds to the desired pressure (100 psi) and then the motor sounds like it is running faster and has a slightly higher pitch. Keeps running until I switch it off and then I turn it back on and it does not continue running. Occasionally, it shuts itself off and runs great.
What's up with that? Fix?
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When the pressure in the tank reaches the normal cut out, the pressure switch should trip to non-passing, and power to the motor should stop.

Use a multi-meter (carefully) to check the power on the motor side of the switch. If, when the pressure reaches cut out, that power stays on, that suggests that your pressure switch is the problem.

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Running and then stopped?

by Stephen
(Ohio)

Bostich CAP60P-OF ... the compressor was running and then stopped... wont build up pressure.

After that it wont build up pressure. it seems to run fine so i took it apart and all of the componets seem fine, the seals look good. so im wondering what else would cause this problem.
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Stephen, the usual culprit for an air compressor that runs and does not build pressure is the intake or pressure valve, or an internal gasket that lets go under pressure.

See the compressor TROUBLESHOOTING page, and click the link to "will not build pressure" for more info.

Past a comment here with more information about your developments on troubleshooting your air compressor.

Cheers,

Bill

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Jan 26, 2019
Bostitch 6 gal
by: Bill

Is there air in the tank?

Have you checked the plug to make sure there is power there?

Does it make any sound at all?

Please provide a bit more information to help us help you.

Jan 26, 2019
My Bostitch 6 gal wont start
by: Anonymous

It won’t start

May 13, 2013
Bostitch
by: Anonymous

My 6 gallon pancake Bostitch compressor took 14 minutes to build up to 140 psi and keeps running and will not shut off. Any idea what's wrong? Thanks so much!
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It's broken!

See the troubleshooting section on the sitemap page for links to info about why air compressors run long, but don't build pressure.

Start a new thread with your findings.

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