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I have a Sears evolv 3 gal air compressor that will not inflate a auto tire, even a partially de-flated tire. I let the pressure build to 100 psi and checked all fittings. Still wil not do it. Compressor is brand new out of the box.

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The evolv air compressor was primarily designed to power a very small nailer. The pressure regulator (knob in front) should be turned clockwise till it stops to attain full pressure. At this setting it should air your tire. If not you may have a defective regulator. There is a trick to get full pressure from your tank. Notice the small pressure safety valve on the side of the unit. You could remove this valve and install a fitting giving you two ports. One for the safety and other for a quick disconnect. This second port will give you access to tank pressure without going thru the pressure regulator. This mod is safe because you still have access to regulated pressure when you need it. Good luck

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