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My compressor charges up to 60 PSI. It keeps on running but will not charge over 60PSI. I feel or see no leaks. Why?

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Reed Valves in cylinder head. Pull head off and order Valve Kit through Campbell Hausfeld. Phone number etc is on internet.

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