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Coleman compressor no build up of pressure

Coleman powermate air compressor, motor runs but does not build up pressure, I'm thinking worn reed valve or gaskets where do i get parts?

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    portable compressor, engine runs but no air comes out of compressor

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Runs continuously without cutting off but doesn't build above 30 psi.



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Your correct either the valves are worn or maybe just need cleaning as for the gaskets,idont know what part of the world your in but check out coleman on the internet or failing that ,i have maid these from gasket material suuplied from my local bearing supplier

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Here are a few things to check, you may have already checked some of these.

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Air Leaks..Place your ear close to the compressor and listen for air leaking, if you hear air that is not normal and means you have to locate and repair whatever it is that is leaking.
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But it should not have air leaking out of it all of the time. If so then it is faulty and in need of repair/replacement.

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Gaskets...Check to see if your gaskets have failed.
You could have a gasket failure between the pistons and you will never know it because it shows no external air leak.
If this situation happens then the air will only cycle between cylinders and never build up the correct air pressure.
One way to check the gasket is remove the air filter, then put your hand over the intake.
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If correct then it will **** you hand against the intake.
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As I understand it, your air compressor motor runs but you can not build pressure. Is this correct?

Two main reasons:

#1: Your safety valve popped and the air is going straight out the safety valve. You should be hearing a loud hissing noise if this is the case. Press the safety valve back in and you should build pressure. Many such valves have a ring on them (to help you find them). It should be very near the pressure switch.

#2: You have a broken reed valve. A reed valve opens or closes based on the pressure it is under. It allows air to enter the tank on the compression stroke, but will not let it out of the tank as the piston strokes up and down. If it is broken or stuck open, you cannot build pressure.

and #3, a after thought, no extra charge ;-) The rings on the piston may have broken.

For #2 and #3, it will be necessary for you to remove the head to inspect.

Find repair parts at the Coleman web site.

I hope this helps you solve your trouble.

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