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I have a craftsman oiless air compressor. All tools that I attach have low pressure to start. After I hold the attachment wide open for about 10 seconds, it will eventually break loose and the air flows normally. Once I let off the attachment and try to use again, it does the same thing. It seems like it could be a valve or something. Example: I have an attachment for pumping tires that has a handle. I have my compressor set at 80 psi but when I initially hold the handle it is only blowing maybe 5 psi. After holding the handle for about 10 seconds, it "breaks loose" and the air flows freely at 80 psi. I need to have the compressor set at 65 psi or more or it will not even "break loose". What is going on here?

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Check your hose or couplers for restiction --------- try exchaging with know good ones------- the rubber seal in the female coupler may be the culprit ------------torn// deteriated// comming apart & blocking off air flow....

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