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Kobalt 1.5 HP, 10-gallon, Digitech Plus has no air
by Jim Groshas
(Pompano Beach, FL)
The compressor is not used that often. However, has a history of overheating easily.
The problem now is there is no air on the outlet?
Display reads “0” for outlet as well. It has done this before, shut off, drain and restart. But now it will not work.
Compresses fine and shuts off as normal.
Just no air on the outlet???
I would suspect the electronic regulator
Jim, the fancy “digital” regulator is likely pooched.
From what you’ve written you’ve got lots of air in the tank, but since the regulator isn’t working, the air cannot get past it to the discharge coupler or down to the air tool.
I don’t have a lot of good things to say about these “digital” regulation systems on cheap air compressors.
It were mine, I’d replace it with a manual, turn the knob, type.
See the page on “no air out of hose” for a step by step check about isolating the compressor problem further, and add a comment if you still have a question, K?
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I have a Kobalt 10 gallon Digitech Plus air compressor that won’t shut off. It runs until the safety valve releives the pressure. The digital readout shows 0 all the time. The power on/off functions but no pressure control. Can I remove this and put a regular pressure switch in place and an output regulator? Do you sell what is needed?
“Can I remove this and put a regular pressure switch in place and an output regulator?” – If you have the skill, sure. It’s not all that hard.
” Do you sell what is needed?” – No, nothing is sold by this site, but what you see in the ads that might be useful.
Good luck. Let us know if you need help.
What ads? I would also like a recommendation on a mechanical regulator to replace the digital regulator on this same make and model compressor.
The ads on this site – but they are pretty random, so…
Any regulator with the rated or greater input pressure should be fine. That would be 155psi or greater in your case.