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Regulator will not hold indicated air pressure output. reducing regulator pressure to zero then reset results in little difference, output appears to be on low end.

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Pressure regulator can be dis-assembled and lubricated or replaced. If lip seal and pressure pin are dry, the regulator will not function correctly. I do not think that there is a repair kit but try lubing with silicone paste sold at Lowes in the plumbing department. Lowes also stocks campbell hausfeld regulators and water seperators. An upgraded regulator will provide more cfm and a greater accuracy in pressure control. To repair regulator, empty tank of air and turn regulator counter clockwise to release pressure on spring and take apart. If you do not see any way to dis-assemble, then there is a tiny pin on the lower edge of knob that must be removed before knob will thread off completely. Push pin up from under knob. Good luck

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Pressure in tanks is fine,but when i go to inflate a tire for example I get a burst of pressure and the regulating indicator drops to zero with just a trickle of air, no volume or pressure....


Over time water and debris will enter the regulator and cause problems. Easy to fix however. Drain air from tank and turn pressure control knob out to relieve pressure on the internal spring. Open the regulator and clean and lube the internal parts (use silicone paste lube on rubber parts). Some regulators have a small nut on the rear that should be remove to clean small piston. If parts are rusted beyond usefulness, replace with generic regulator that will fit into space. Good luck

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First bring that compressor in from the cold. Any water it collects in the tank is freezing and reducing the volume of air it can hold.
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There are usually two gages, one for the pressure in the tank, the other is for the regulated pressure in the hose going to whatever tool you have connected. I assume the tank filled up and the tank gage registers pressure in the tank. When you said you "opened the gage" I am guessing that you turned the knob counter-clockwise which would be the normal direction to open a valve. However, this is not a valve, it is a spring loaded regulator device. When you turn the knob counterclockwise you are removing all pressure from the spring which sets the regulator to allow zero pressure in the hose. Turn the knob clockwise to increase the pressure in the hose. I hope this was helpful. Good luck.

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Most regulators have an adjustment knob that allows you to set the output pressure for the intended tool. You should be able to adjust the pressure at the regulator by operating the knob and observing the pressure on the output gauge. If you don't have an output gauge, connect something to the air hose so that you can observe the changes that you make by operating the tool and feeling the air. I use a blow gun when I need to do it like this. Works good.

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