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Bought a new pressure switch for the ridgid twin stack it will build up pressure and cut off normally but when using air tool it will just keep losing pressure until zero even though unit comes on and tries to build pressure if i quit using the air tool it will build back up normally and cut off. help me?

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You have to have a leak some where other than you compresser. check the lines and fitting s to you air tools.

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