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Tool side has no pressure

My 28 gallon CH ironforce compressor has full air on the pressure side but no air on the tool side. Must have a valve stuck...which one. Need my compressor

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  • ian stalker May 11, 2010

    are you saying that pressure is ok in the tank?



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If there is sufficient air in the tank the regulator valve is either set to low or is stuck. if its stuck ur better off to buy a new one and replace the one u have.

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28 gallon compressor....answer to your question about my problem

your regulator internal filter could well be blocked ,isuggest that you drain the tank fully and remove you regulator,check that tank is clear of rust or scale if all is clear then strip and clean your regulator
assembly or replace with new,problem should be gone all the best
this might be a silly question but the needle on your pressure guage couldnt be stuck?,have you drained your reciever?

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