|Forum topic by Craftsman on the lake||posted 02-03-2009 11:00 PM||844 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
02-03-2009 11:00 PM
Calling all compressor repairmen!
I have a large compressor I’ve been given. I use air tools but with this baby I’d be able to use some that require lots of volume. Don’t know much about it but it runs nicely is one of those stationary upright ones about 5 ft tall with a two piston compressor, large motor. I’d look up specs but it’s very cold out and I don’t want to go out to the garage with a flashlight to find info on it.
It’s 220 volts and I have it hooked up with two 30 amp bus fuses in a switchbox which is standard. When I start it it runs well, comes up to pressure but won’t stop at 120 lbs. I’ve taken the cover off the switch box and tried to adjust the screws to see if I can change the stop/start pressure but it has no effect. If I let it get to high it will blow the fuses so I have to cut it off manually before that happens. The unit has had little use, maybe a dozen hours. So, should I replace the switch? or could it be something else.
Thanks in advance.
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