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Pressure will not build up in North Star electric wet steam 120V.

When the switch is turned on to start the compressor motor and build pressure, the motor starts but no pressure builds. After ~5 seconds the motor stops and the switch must be turned off and then switched back on, but the same thing happens over and over. I have played with the adjustable pressure regulator valve to the extremes of plus and minus and in the middle, but no luck. The time for compression to start has increased over time until now it won't pressurize at all. The oil level indicator window in the compressor oil sump shows there is plenty of oil. I have had this machine since 2001 and have used it occaisionally during that time.

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