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I have a rigid tri-stack compressor and when you turn it on with no air in the tank it starts no problem and run up to full pressure and shuts down howeveras soon as it stops it seems like it trys to start again immediatly and you can hear the motor hum until it pops the overload. Im not sure if its the switch doing this or the one way valve not working. What do you think.

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possiably the " reed valves under the head are not closeing off all the way. These may be bent or somehow distorted their tension most of the time from exsesive heat. Good luck

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: the compressor fills up with air fine.AS i start

yes sounds like a defective pressure regulator, I would order a new one and replace it, pay attention to the flow direction when installing the new one, they have an arrow on them to indicate correct flow direction.

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False alarm. The pressure control switch just needed to be adjusted using set screw on top.

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It is a junk compressor, but you want to make sure you're using a heavy duty enough cord and an outlet with good power to run it. I have a RolAir that is a power hog, I usually need to check several outlets on a jobsite to find one strong enough to start my compressor. Usually the closer to the electrical panel/service you go the better the power is.

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