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My SS5 won't make any pressure. I drained the tank to around 10 psi to drain moisture out of the tank and it built the pressue back up to around 120 psi but won't build any higher. The shut-off point is 135 psi. Any ideas?

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Sounds like the pressure regulator has gone bad. That controls how much PSI your system is aloud to have. If this fails it will not fill to max capacity. I would replace that and all will work just fine.

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