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Compressor will not air up tire

Same compressor, similar problem. It will not air up a bike tire or a lawnmower title. When I press the release button air shoots out of the hose fine. It just won't work when trying to air up a tire

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    Dean May 11, 2010

    I assume you are using the proper tire inflating nozzle or gun yes?



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Is it depressing the valve in the air chuck, sound dumb but I just had an air chuck that gave me problems replaced and it works fine.
Worth a look.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009


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Without seeing and being able to do hands-on trouble-shooting I can only make a shot-in-the dark analysis.

I, years ago had a similar situation, and it turned out that my compressor was one which REQUIRED LUBRICATING OIL IN THE CRANKCASE [just like a 4-cycle lawnmower engine].

I had failed to regularly check the oil level and over 4 or 5 years it had "used up" the oil and was beginning to run dry. Dry bearings build additional friction which will cause "drag" and slow the compressor RPM!!!!! That could explain the inability of your compressor to exceed 20 to 30 Psi!

With enough dry running, the bearings within the compressor will eventually totally wear out, and FREEZE-UP, locking the compressor up. Once that happens, the compressor will have to be replaced, OR OVERHAULED, just like you would do with a frozen bearing in a lawnmower engine!!!!!

IF, and I EMPHASIZE IF, RIGHT AWAY you properly lubricate the compressor [IF it uses crankcase oil] you MAY extend the life a little while longer, but that no cold start, and low high pressure capability suggest that the bearing(s) is/are dragging badly already.

If your compressor is an "oil-less" type, then an overhaul or replacement will probably be necessary.

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Bought a barely used 2010 Cannodale I think it is a road bike. Haven't biked for 25 years. Needed to add air and all I did was let out all the air. Trying to use remaining air in a turned off...

The adapter for car tires should work on the bike tires. If you are using a compressor with a regulator and gauges then with a full tank of air adjust the regulator so the output gauge is set to the pressure you want the bike tire be be. This makes it take longer to fill the tire but reduces the changes the tire is overfilled and damaged. If you have an old fashioned bike pump and want some exercise that is different than biking then that works also. The valve stems on the bike tires have threads just like the car valve stems and the valves and caps are interchangeable.

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It is possible that the compressor psi as it is running drops below the tire psi creating a standoff. You must maintain air compressor psi over 110 to fill a tire to 110psi. Add air to your tire but stop when the compressor motor starts to run. When the motor stops then continue to add air until the compressor motor starts and again stop airing up the tire. Repeat as needed.

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The compressor continues to run but no air enters the tire, the tire just seems to get more and more flat.

Hi, I suspect the plunger for the valve stem connector on the pressure head is not depressing the air release pin in the head of the valve stem.

I have a Black and Decker and have to use a valve stem seat removal tool to quicky unscrew about 3 to 4 turns the stem seal and then connect the air hose head. After the tire reaches the correct air pressure I have go thru the tighten the valve stem seat drill.

You can buy the vavle stem seat tool at any auto parts store. I keep mine with the compressor.

I don't want this to sound bad but... is the air hose supply vavle turned on? Some have a slider button on the valve you have to push to charge the hose. If the hose is charged then see above.

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The reset button used on Bostitch is the type that cuts out when motor is too hot to safely run. You must wait till system cools a bit before the reset button will reset. May be a good idea to solve overheating problem before replacing reset. It is always best to connect the compressor directly to the outlet instead of using an extension cord. If it is already connected directly to plug, insure that the outlet is capable of delivering amps needed for your compressor. When the compressor reaches rated pressure and shuts off there should be a small release of air from the pressure switch. This release of pressure allows the compessor to start in an unloaded state. If the compressor does not release the air in the hose the motor will not have the power to overcome the backpressure and cause the reset to open. There is a capacitor that could be at fault. The capacitor must be removed from the circuit to test. It should test within 95 percent of rated value. Generally, overheating is caused by low power. A failed capacitor is caused by low power. Good luck, enjoy.

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