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Compressor won't build more than 50psi

Compressor runs and runs, but won't build up more than 50psi. Bad piston? Rings? Checked for leaks and can't find anything.

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Check all connections with leak detector or a soapy water mixture for any possible air leaks.

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Hi Larry


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


Electricity...Compressors will run best with full 115Vot 15AMP/Or 220V electrical supply from a circuit, over the shortest electrical cord as possible.


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.
Check the air unloader valve... The air unloader valve will blown out air when you turned off the compressor, that is normal.
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.


Valves...If either the intake or exaust valves fail, breaks, or fails to seat, then your compressor will run 24 hours a day and never build up to the correct pressure for shut-off.


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.
Please take time to rate me
Bud
If correct then it will suck you hand against the intake.
If the valve or valves have failed then you will feel the air sucking in and blowing out.


Piston Rings and Cylinder...The piston rings could be stuck,broken, or worn and not allowing the correct pressure to build up in your tank.
A worn cylinder will also contribute to the problem of pressure build-up.



Pressure Switch...Check for air leaks at the pressure switch, it has a rubber diaphram that can fail and leak air out of the system.
Please take time to rate me
Bud

Apr 30, 2013 | Air Tools & Compressors

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My ingersoll rand compressor won't get up to set pressure


Hi bryon


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


Electricity...Compressors will run best with full 115Vot 15AMP/Or 220V electrical supply from a circuit, over the shortest electrical cord as possible.


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.
Check the air unloader valve... The air unloader valve will blown out air when you turned off the compressor, that is normal.
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.


Valves...If either the intake or exaust valves fail, breaks, or fails to seat, then your compressor will run 24 hours a day and never build up to the correct pressure for shut-off.


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.
Please take time to rate me
Bud
If correct then it will suck you hand against the intake.
If the valve or valves have failed then you will feel the air sucking in and blowing out.


Piston Rings and Cylinder...The piston rings could be stuck,broken, or worn and not allowing the correct pressure to build up in your tank.
A worn cylinder will also contribute to the problem of pressure build-up.



Pressure Switch...Check for air leaks at the pressure switch, it has a rubber diaphram that can fail and leak air out of the system.
Please take time to rate me
Bud

Apr 05, 2013 | Air Tools & Compressors

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I have a porter cable compressor, but the pump won't shut off, and the pressure won't build it


Hi

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

*Electricity...Compressors will run best with full 115Vot 15AMP/Or 220V electrical supply from a circuit, over the shortest electrical cord as possible.

*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.
*Check the air unloader valve... The air unloader valve will blown out air when you turned off the compressor, that is normal.
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.
*Valves...If either the intake or exaust valves fail, breaks, or fails to seat, then your compressor will run 24 hours a day and never build up to the correct pressure for shut-off.
*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.
If correct then it will **** you hand against the intake.
If the valve or valves have failed then you will feel the air sucking in and blowing out.
*Piston Rings and Cylinder...The piston rings could be stuck,broken, or worn and not allowing the correct pressure to build up in your tank.
A worn cylinder will also contribute to the problem of pressure build-up.
*Pressure Switch...Check for air leaks at the pressure switch, it has a rubber diaphram that can fail and leak air out of the system.
Please take time to rate me
Bud

Nov 01, 2012 | Porter Cable Air Tools & Compressors

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My twin tank 2hp comp will run but pressure wont build up pass 20 lbs.


If the motor is working OK but pressure won't go over 20psi you may have an air leak but most probably have damaged piston rings or cylinder or the valve plate is damaged. Check to make sure the tank drain valve isn't open or that you don't have leaks in any of the air lines. If that's OK, you will have to remove the head from the cylinder to check the valve plate and piston/cylinder assembly. The reeds on the valve plate should be flat and not overly discolored (black or blued) from heat. If they are they can warp or get brittle and break. Since your compressor is oil lubricated it is rare for the piston/rings/cylinder to get damaged unless it's run with no oil so check those areas for scoring or damage like broken rings. Replace whatever is damaged and keep the oil full.

Sep 18, 2012 | Dewalt D55151 2HP 4G TWIN COMPRESSOR

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Compressor motor runs but does not make compessed air


Some of the things for you to check are for any leaks anywhere, the valve plate assembly, the piston and cylinder assembly and the con-rod. If you have any leaks that let air out as fast as the piston is trying to pump it in you won't get any compressed air. Check the drain valve on the bottom of the tank and the air line from the pump to the tank. If any of the reeds on the valve plate assembly are bent or broken they won't seal the way they need to in order to compress air. If the cylinder is badly scored or the piston rings are scored or broken the piston won't pump compressed air into the tank. If the con-rod is broke the piston won't work at all.

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Runs all the time. Why?


The pressure switch should cut off the compressor when cut-out pressure is reached. If however, there is a leak, or the reed valves /gaskets in the head/piston are faulty, the pressure will not build up enough to shut off. With the compressor running, spray soapy water on all fittings including around the head and drain valve. If no leak is found and pressure only builds to less than 50psi suspect reed valves. Parts are low in price and available from various on line stores including www.toolpartsdirect.com Good luck

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Takes long time to pump up, then have to shut it down, compressor acts like it wants to stop, but if I remove small line and let the air out of that side where the line connects, it will run fine but of...


Hi dmream55...

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

Electricity...Compressors will run best with full 115Vot 15AMP/Or 220V electrical supply from a circuit, over the shortest electrical cord as possible.

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.
Check the air unloader valve... The air unloader valve will blown out air when you turned off the compressor, that is normal.
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.

Valves...If either the intake or exaust valves fail, breaks, or fails to seat, then your compressor will run 24 hours a day and never build up to the correct pressure for shut-off.

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.
If correct then it will **** you hand against the intake.
If the valve or valves have failed then you will feel the air sucking in and blowing out.

Piston Rings and Cylinder...The piston rings could be stuck,broken, or worn and not allowing the correct pressure to build up in your tank.
A worn cylinder will also contribute to the problem of pressure build-up.

Pressure Switch...Check for air leaks at the pressure switch, it has a rubber diaphram that can fail and leak air out of the system.
Please take time to rate me

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My coleman air compressor won't turn on and I am trying to ghet the top off to see what the problem is. A) How do I get the top off? and B) Why doesn't it turn on?


Hi
Sound like your pressure switch is faulty or maybe a faulty motor but:

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

Electricity...Compressors will run best with full 115Vot 15AMP/Or 220V electrical supply from a circuit, over the shortest electrical cord as possible.

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.
Check the air unloader valve... The air unloader valve will blown out air when you turned off the compressor, that is normal.
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.

Valves...If either the intake or exaust valves fail, breaks, or fails to seat, then your compressor will run 24 hours a day and never build up to the correct pressure for shut-off.

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.
If correct then it will **** you hand against the intake.
If the valve or valves have failed then you will feel the air sucking in and blowing out.

Piston Rings and Cylinder...The piston rings could be stuck,broken, or worn and not allowing the correct pressure to build up in your tank.
A worn cylinder will also contribute to the problem of pressure build-up.

Pressure Switch...Check for air leaks at the pressure switch, it has a rubber diaphram that can fail and leak air out of the system.
Please take time to rate me

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Craftman air compressor #919.166441 won't go above 50lbs. No leaks can be found. Holds air for days. Bought new regulator, same problem still exists


Hi

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

Electricity...Compressors will run best with full 115Vot 15AMP/Or 220V electrical supply from a circuit, over the shortest electrical cord as possible.

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.
Check the air unloader valve... The air unloader valve will blown out air when you turned off the compressor, that is normal.
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.

Valves...If either the intake or exaust valves fail, breaks, or fails to seat, then your compressor will run 24 hours a day and never build up to the correct pressure for shut-off.

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.
If correct then it will **** you hand against the intake.
If the valve or valves have failed then you will feel the air sucking in and blowing out.

Piston Rings and Cylinder...The piston rings could be stuck,broken, or worn and not allowing the correct pressure to build up in your tank.
A worn cylinder will also contribute to the problem of pressure build-up.
Please take time to rate me

Aug 25, 2011 | Craftsman Air Tools & Compressors

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I have a craftsman dual tank air compressor and it only builds up pressure to 20 psi. I have checked the valve reeds and they are not cracked or broken. I can't feel any leaks while it is running. ...


Were the gaskets in fine shape? If you get a tear in the middle of the head or valve plate gasket, where it separates the intake and exhaust, then the pump will only build up pressure to the range you have or sometimes up to only the 50psi range.

Another thing to check is if it has a one way check valve that goes into the tank where the pump line/hose feeds from the compressor pump into the tank. Many of the check valves use a simple plastic cup and a spring. If they get stuck open then that will also make it not build up pressure.

The other part I can think of is the control box but usually when they fail they either won't turn on the unit or they will leak air.

The last thing to check would be the piston ring(s) and cylinder/sleeve. The oil less compressors will wear these items out far more often then an oil style will. When the oil less piston and sleeve get scored up (from dirt ingestion) then they also will not build up much pressure.

Jul 20, 2011 | Craftsman Air Tools & Compressors

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