Question about Air Tools & Compressors
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
your not return balve is stuck open or your valves are sticking the pressure from the tank is going back to the pump so when the compressor goes on the compress stroke its very hard as it has to open the valve with pressure behind it its hard to explaing buddy but on the tank you wil see anon return valve from the pump unscrew it and inside is a rubber with a spring turn the rubber around and try this if doesnt work you need to inspect the valves (if sticking) good luck
Posted on Sep 02, 2009
most have safety shut downs built in, on the compressor side you will have a high discharge temp shut down, usually set to shut down @ 230 degrees F. normal temp should be @ 180F if it is running hot first check oil level on the compressor, and that the radiator is clean. some machines will have a thermostat that will only allow oil flow to go to the radiator after it comes up to about 150 degrees F. you really need to have a manual on the machine to see what other safety's it may have on the compressor and engine side as well.
Posted on Jan 09, 2010
Testimonial: "Thank you very much for responding. It was a little low on coolant. The comp. oil level was fine. I changed the fuel filter and the prob is gone"
SOURCE: Sullair 185 screw compressor
The sullair 185 has a low oil pressure override button that you have to hold in while starting. after the oil pressure builds up(takes about ten seconds) you can release the button and the machine should continue to run.
Posted on Jul 10, 2010
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