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My PRO-SOURCE air compressor will not go over 50 psi

My PRO-SOURCE ''made in China'' 2HP-13 Gal air compressor will not go up to 90 to 100psi like it used to. It now does not go over 50 psi, and does not shut off, and gets hot. I have tried adjusting the limit switches. No help. any suggestions?

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Your compressor has got a 'ring' problem. The rings on the pistons that compress air are leaking air by them and need to be replaced. Unless it's the 'pressure release' leaking. When it gets to 40 PSI or so, unplug it and listen for a leak. If no leak then it's the rings. inside on the piston. If you adjust the pressure switch all the way low, it might shut off near where it builds pressure to and you could at least use it some.

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