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 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, 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.