Central Pneumatic 3 gal Air compressor won't fill

by Joyce Robinson
(Luverne AL U.S.)

I have a Central Pneumatic 3 gal oilless air compressor. It won't fill past 20 psi. I've gone thru the trouble shooting suggestions and still nothing. Not sure it's worth fixing although it's brand new and I hate being screwed out of $79. Suggestions ?

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Oct 29, 2018
Central Pneumatic not filling
by: Bill

Alex, that typically points to a pump issue. Could be a small valve, could be piston seals... this topic is written about in depth on pages linked from the Troubleshooting page on this site.

Oct 29, 2018
Central Pneumatic unit will not fill
by: Alex

Mine goes to 30 psi, unit keeps on running.

Aug 27, 2018
CP won't fill
by: Doug in s.d.ca.

If you just bought it, (store in Troy?)
they should just give you a new one.

The drain valve is closed, right?


Aug 26, 2018
Central Pneumatic 3 gal
by: Bill

I hear you. Not many folks can trash $80 and not feel the ouch!

What happens when the tank air pressure gets to 20 PSI? Does the compressor shut off or does it run and run?

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