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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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