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I have an old Bostitch electric wheelbarrow type contractor's compressor that I can't find parts for (CWT60), but right now specifically, the shut off is not working properly. I remove the cover and can push the little fiber plate that moves other parts and shuts it off because it has reached capacity. This does pop it off and it is staying off so far, but whatever is supposed to flip it off automatically does not seem to be working. Any ideas?

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Pressure switches get tired and unreliable over time. Replace it with universal type switch available on ebay or at www.grainger.com. Make sure that cut off pressure is in the range that you need and check thread /port size and quantity will fit your system. I like Square D brand and use the type with one 3/8 pipe fitting on the bottom and use other fittings as needed. I also like to have the on/off lever instead of a pull or twist knob that tends to break off. Usually cost about 20.00. Good holidays

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The parts schematic can be found on this page:
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It is possible that the motor itself has failed but on a unit 5 months old the pressure switch is the most likely suspect.

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Maybe you live in area where you could do a carry in service.

For sure I would call them.

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