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  • #16
    Re: Compressor problem

    If it is a blockage of some type your going to have to take it apart to find it,

    on the couplers there are two parts on them one on the tank and one on the hose, the one on the tank is the one what usaly craps out, as it has the seals in it,
    do you have the correct ends for the coupler on the compressor, there are many diffrnet types of couplers made,
    Last edited by BHD; 06-13-2007, 10:05 PM.
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    • #17
      Re: Compressor problem

      Your last description of the air pressure being bled from the hose, and then the hose being repressurized, definitely sounds like you have some debris in the regulator port. It appears to be blocking the full flow of air through the regulator port. Hence, the larger CFM flow from the blow gun is emptying the hose faster than the flow from the tank (thanks to the regulator port being partially blocked by dirt).

      You may not be able to clean the port on the regulator (the debris could have worked it's way into the body). A new regulator should be less than $30 and you can buy one at almost any place that sells compressors, including HD, Lowes, and even Walmart.

      I hope this helps,

      CWS

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      • #18
        Re: Compressor problem

        Well, last night I bypassed the regulator and hooked a hose up in front of it and had plenty of pressure. So that just confirms that it is in fact the regulator. Thanks for all your help!

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        • #19
          Re: Compressor problem

          danraz

          You might want to install a small air filter and then the new regulator or if you look around there are combo filter-regulators made. That way you won't get *** in the new pressure regulator.

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          • #20
            Re: Compressor problem

            When you do replace the old regulator take a couple minutes and dissect it and find out what went wrong. If you just throw it in the trash w/o investigating why it failed you won't know how to avoid a repeat of the problem.

            Was it a mechanical failure or a work process (assembly) problem that led to its demise? That is the question you need the answer to. One is preventable, the other can be mitigated by selecting quality components and performing any required maintenance at the periods specified by the manufacturer.
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