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My air compressor runs good but wont build pressure

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If you have no leaks then the valve that discharges from the compressor cylinder(s) is hanging open. It should shut on the back stroke then open when the compressor completes a compression stroke. They are usuall spring loaded, somtimes not. If the compressior has something that looks like a cylinder head the valvle should be located under it.

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