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I've got a Porter Cable pancake air compressor with, what I think is, a bad pressure switch. Plugged in, switch to auto, and nothing happens. Unit is bleed and gauge is at 0. I can get a new switch for about $40. The question; Is this an easy repair / installation. I am pretty handy, but don't want to pull everything apart if it is going to be a complicated process.

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You can test the other components of the compressor by temporarily by-passing the pressure switch. Connect line in to motor wires and plug in unit, unplug when pressure reaches 125 to 130 lbs. There is a safety relief just in case so do not worry. It the pressure does not reach target pressure there may be a leak or worn cylinder. If target pressure is reached in a short time replace pressure switch. Very easy repair. Good Luck.

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