Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > General DIY Discussions

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-12-2007, 01:04 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Post

Air compressor problems??


Why would an air compressor continue to release air after it has pumped up. Normally an air compressor will pump up and when it shuts down, a short release of air is heard, which comes when the pressure is released from the head.

Teckyguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2007, 09:40 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 96
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Air compressor problems??


Bizarre question, but that is what a air compressor does. Once it is full it will release pressure ever time it is triggered to release, once the pressure goes below a preset level the compressor will restart.

Hopefully this helps.

jiggyjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2007, 07:49 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 61
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Air compressor problems??


In the pressure control switch there is a small valve that is activated when maximum pressure is reached and electric power is disconnected from the motor. This valve relieves the air pressure between the storage tank and the compressor. This keeps the motor from having to start under a full load.
scrapiron is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.