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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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Ingersoll rand compressor 185 shuts down when pressure builds


Talk to local rental yards. I had a problem with my air compressor a while back but was able to get a rental while it was fixed. The rental company was great at helping (http://www.allpurposerental.com/product/Rental/Equipment/compressors)

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1. Check your oil level, top up, or totally replace it

2. Check your cooler (Radiator looking thing) blow it out with a blow gun

3. Check your thermo valve (may need replacing)

4. Is the room that your compressor is in very warm, ambient air is a big factor in the running of your compressor

5. Do you have all the panels fitted to the machine? These are needed to aid airflow past your air-end

These are the main causes of high air end temperature. It may just need a good service

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