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My 185 ingersoll rand tow behind compressor shuts down when I open the valve to blow out sprinkler system...why

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I worked at a tool rental store while attending college and noticed that IR compressors would shut down for a variety of safety reasons. Most common was low oil (engine), high temp (engine) and high air temp (compressor) and safety valve measuring access flow or free flow as if the hose becomes disconnected from tool (OSHA safety). Check all the safety control features of your unit for possible answer. Good luck

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