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Compressor was running and made a loud "pop" and

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  • bjlady18 May 29, 2011

    Thank you for posting back – The cylinder sleeve show’s no defects, and the replacement piston sleeve assembly part number for this unit is # WL211000SJ, comes in at just under $50.00 with shipping. What I have done is take the seal and straighten it back out, and turned it inside out. It did build air back to 125, and shut off, (this time) but I will never trust oil less compressor again, this cheap unit (designee) can’t take the requirements of a spray gun, even though it is rated for it. The seal blew just after I added hardener to ½ gal of synthetic enamel auto paint, causing an additional loss of over $100.

    The unit / one owner / is - out of warranty – but it was gently used to air tires, blow dust from computers and run an impact gun once every 6 month’s.



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Take a close look at the top of the cylinder and see if it is pitted or scratched. Usually the cylinder will cause the ring to blow backwards if there is too much clearance or pits. If however the cylinder is smooth, then you must have factory defect. Even if out of warranty, email the company for help. If no joy you can replace the cylinder /piston for about 40. dollars. Order parts from Other brands use this type of cylinder including porter cable, craftsman, coleman, ridgid, most oil free type of units. The porter cable units do have only the plastic ring available, however it is very short lived is the cylinder is even slightly worn. Good luck.

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