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The compressor fills up with air fine.AS i start

The rigid double stack oil compressor fills up with air fine.As i start to use it with my tools the air pressure will eventually go all the way down to zero than fills up without the compressor going on.It does this a couple of times and than goes on to refill.It doesn't get a consistent flow of air before turning on again.Do i need a new pressure adjuster?Is it an expensive fix?

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Yes sounds like a defective pressure regulator, I would order a new one and replace it, pay attention to the flow direction when installing the new one, they have an arrow on them to indicate correct flow direction.

Posted on Nov 26, 2009

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I would check the pressure switch. It probably has bad contacts in it. You could try to clean the contacts first before replacing the unit.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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