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Compressor will not reach the design pressure

The compressor runs great up to about 110 psi. After that pressure stops building and I have to shut it down manually.

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    compressor keeps running wont reach 135 psi

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Hi,

Let us try the easy possibilities first:

  • compressor piston/valves;
  • pressure regulator;
  • leak;
  • slipping belt/clutch;
  • air intake/filter.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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If it is supposed to shut down automatically. Your pressure contol switch may have gone bad.
If it is rated to go higher then you may have bad compressor rings that won't allow it to go above 110.

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WHAT TYPE COMPRESSOR?BRAND AND MODEL

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    TripleTauto Oct 13, 2008

    if it is oilless compressor it is most likely piston sealsor a broken reed valve. if it is oil filled possibly a exhaust valve not seating

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    TripleTauto Oct 15, 2008

    have you fixed this?

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