Troubleshooting Your
         Compressor ~ Air Compressor That Is!



Are you having problems troubleshooting your compressor? I sure hate it when a tool I have does not work properly or, sometimes doesn't even work at all. When it comes to my air compressor not working properly, then a whole bunch of my air tools cannot work properly either. So here's a forum page about troubleshooting your compressor, with questions and answers that cover many compressor issues. Read on!

To help you with your troubleshooting your air compressor I have added a link to the most frequently asked questions about why air compressors do not work, and included a link to those pages on about-air-compressors.com below.

Farther down on this page is also a link to brand specific pages and the contents of the compressor brand pages on this site include questions, answers, and comments from visitors like yourself about each of these brands. Your comments are very useful in that they will help others with the same type of air compressor and the same compressor problems. They also help me a lot when I am stymied by an air compressor problem.

If you have comments about a specific air compressor brand, please visit that page and use the form to add your thoughts. It will help all other users of that brand of compressor.

Or, use this search box to find an answer to your air compressor troubleshooting question.

If you have a compressor troubleshooting issue that is not already addressed and your search does not return an answer from this site, please post your question on this ASK page, or on the compressor brand specific forums found here. We, that's me and the many visitors to about-air-compressors.com, will try to help you out.

OK, here we go. I split the pages up into what I think are logical categories, and listed them that way below. Use the search box to find your question, or scroll on down the page.

Basic Compressor Maintenance


Not Enough Air From My Compressor


Compressor Blows Fuses / Breakers


Brand Specific Tips


Broken Compressor Parts Help


Compressor Capacitor Issues


Gas or Diesel Powered Compressor Issues



Compressor Motor Troubleshooting


Compressor Oil Problems


Air Compressor Plumbing Issues


Pressure Issues


Compressor Pressure Switch Problems


Pressure Relief Valve Troubleshooting



Compressor Pump Information


Compressor Regulator Problems & Solutions


Compressor Starting Issues


Troubleshooting A Compressor
                 That Won't Stop



Compressor Unloader Valve Problems


Compressor Water Issues


Brand specific compressor troubleshooting tips can be found here on this site.

If you took a moment to add a comment about your experiences or solutions on any of the questions posted about specific brands of air compressors, it would certainly help others with similar compressor problems.

Thanks much.

Bill