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Bostitch compressor won't start

Used it 5 times and now won't even turn on. Tried different power sources. It's at zero pressure. Push/pulled starting knob. Nothing.

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  • darren_germ Jun 03, 2010

    If you look at the diagram, I don't see anything under the hood that has fuse/reset button. I also thought the same thing. It's like a sensor is telling it its full pressure and won't turn on.
    http://www.mastertoolrepair.com/bostitch...

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It has a reset button somewhere and usually a fuse. take the cover off (unplugged) and look for a red reset button or a fuse. if it keeps blowing the fuse or tripping the reset then it will likely need service by a service center.

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  • das boat Jun 03, 2010

    the regulator may be faulty and telling it is at full pressure. have you set the regulator where you want it to be? maybe the power switch is faulty. if you know how use a meter and see if you have 120 volts ac at the switch from the power line. then check for it at the motor with the switch turned on. if you dont have power to the switch then the power cord is bad. i have seen it all so this could be the problem even if its new.

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