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Air compressor wont build up pressure

When i took the head of there was a broken flat piece of metal,looks a bit like a washer with a slot in it would this be the reason thanks. Rob.

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Yes buddy this sounds like the valve its difficult to tell whats happened if you send me a pic i can tell you where it goes

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