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DIY Air Compressor Repairs

An air compressor can explode if you do not practice or perform proper air compressor repairs to it, as well as maintenance.

There are three basic functions necessary for an air compressor to work at its best. It needs power, should maintain pressure, and be able to control the flow of compressed air. Here are some insights in you can fix and repair it in your own.

 

DIY Repair

You can do three DIY fixes by yourself as part of your air compressor repairs. The majority of malfunctions fall into any of these three categories. Keep in mind however that since air compressors have high pressure that could rupture in case the tank is damaged. In case of complex damage that needs repair, leave it to the professionals.

 

Adjust the Airflow

Remove the plastic cover off of the compressor by removing the screws. Then, lift this cover so you can take hole of the two screws located underneath on its pressure maintaining valve. The top screw is the one that turns the compressor off and the bottom one turns it on.

You need to turn your compressor on an off and be sure to check its settings. You can adjust the pressure using the upper screw. You can raise the pressure by tightening the screw or you can loosen it to reduce the pressure. Next thing, you should engage its pressure release valve and note the pressure as soon as the compressor kicks on. You can adjust the setting by using the lower screw. As soon as you have discovered the right pressure, finish up the repair by replacing the screws and cover.

 

Restore Power

Start by checking if the compressor is plugged in and if the switch is on. In case it is not turning on, hit the reset button. It is often found on the side of its motor near the power cord. Look for a round black or red button and hit it to reset the circuit breaker.

If after doing it the power is not yet restored, you need to check if the cord is still in its good condition and if there are plugs that are plugged in. Try to plug it to another socket and check if the circuit breaker is tripped for that plug that you are using. You should flip the break off and on.

 

Repair Leaks

Start by unplugging all hoses and tools then start your compressor so it will charge. Prepare a mixture of soap and water then pour or spray it around the fitting. Look for areas where bubbles form. If you see it, this means that there is a leak. Turn off your compressor and release the pressure from the tank.

Perform these simple DIY repairs to make sure that your air compressor is at its best condition and you can use it for a longer time.