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My compressor will not cut out when up to pressure what can the fault be?

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You have a pressure regulator somewhere on the unit that is adjustable for low pressure kick in and high pressure cutout. Turn the high side out after pressure is where you want it to cut off and it will do so. Low pressure cut in should stay where it is.

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