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CRAFTSMAN 25 GAL,1.6 HP COMPR. AFTER 1ST CYL WONT START BACK UP

I NOTICE AFTER IT GETS HOT AND TURNS ON THE MOTOR LOCKS UP. BUT THE PRESSURE SWITCH WILL BLOW OFF AT 165PSI. IT SHOULD JUST TURN OFF NOT LEAK. IF I MANUALLY TURN IT OFF BELOW 30PSI I CAN START IT NO PROBLEM.

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  • jsims53 Mar 11, 2009

    I fixed the problem after a little more playing, it ended up being the pressure valve on the tank sticking and bleeding off the tank and not releasing the compression off the pistions.

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The regulator on this model is know to go bad alot, probably needs replaceing. go to sears wbsite to order the part

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