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I have a Husky electric air compressor that will NOT build pressure, piston moves and motor runs but will not pressure up and there doesn't seem to be any leaks anywhere

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I have the same problem, it built up to 80 psi, and no more. Let it run for 1/2 hour and it would not build any more. Also noticed it was sort of noisy, blew air out the back of the piston after pulling the cover off. Tore it apart, checked check valve, it was O.K., pulled head off and noticed seal around piston kinked. I do not see that I can just get the seal and so far, the piston is discontinued, it tells me I have to order a new pump for 255 bucks, if I can't find a seal or piston, I'll have to throw it away.

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Piston rings gone valves gone blown gasket i need more info buddy

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

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