My oil less airbrush compressor over heated after an hour of use and it will not start back up.

I’m assuming I burnt out the motor because the thermal sensor did not shut off the compressor before it over heated, if it did it would have turned back on later.

Do you have any ideas on how to repair it?

What should I look for once I take it apart?

Any ideas on how to extend the time I have to use the compressor continuously between rest periods?

Thanks for your help, Robert

TC-20T air brush compressor
TC-20T air brush compressor


Robert, your air compressor comes with a two year warranty, so, if the failure is within this time frame, get a warranty repair or replacement.

When you were using it, did you have it plugged in with an extension cord? If so, you may have been under powering the motor, this makes them run too hot, and may have contributed to your compressor problem.

The specifications also say “Thermally Protected: Automatically turns itself off if the unit becomes over heated” and based on what you write, this did not happen, and you may have damaged the motor.

The thermal switch is just that, a switch in the power line from the plug to the motor. They aren’t complex, and can be replace, though unless you are an electric motor repair person it may be challenging.

Your compressor appears to be manufactured in China by:

Ruian Royal Air Tools Company,
Bldg.2,Shuangfeng Cun, Fengshan Road, Luofeng,Tangxia Town,Ruian,
Zhejiang,China 325204
Tel: 0086-577-65320601
Fax: 0086-577-65320602
Email: [email protected] Web Site: Airbrush
Contact Person: Mr. Jay Foo (Sales Manager)

In your shoes I’d be getting in touch with them for assistance.

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