My black&decker electromate 400 compressor runs but will not build pressure
There is an air leak in the system. check the easy stuff first. let the compressor run, and carefully feel around the ends of the tube that runs from the compressor cylinder head to the tank. You can sometimes feel where the air is escaping. You can also squirt a soapy solution on the ends of the tube and look for bubbles or pressurized air blowing the fluid back in your face :-).
When you find the leak, you will know how to stop it. Also check the drain valve at the bottom of the tank to make sure that it is closed and not leaking. Check your hose connections for leaks... remove the air hose and run the compressor.. if it builds pressure, your hose connections are leaking. The harder stuff... Take the shroud off, check the head bolts for torque and the head gasket to see if it is blown, (Use the soap solution). The really hard stuff... If you have found no leaks, the valve body or piston ring(s) are the problem. You'll need to pull the cylinder head and replace the valve body or piston or piston rings.
Sep 14, 2013 |
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