Compressor problems and solutions by brand

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This is the compressor brand problems and solutions page here on Welcome.

Below is a list of makes of air compressors, and each in the list is a link that leads to information about that make, and provides a venue there to add a comment about that specific brand of compressor as well.

As always, if you have a comment or question about a specific brand and model, always try to add the make and model number to your post to be sure that all visitors interested in that compressor make will see your post, and to ensure that the post is actually on the right compressor page on this site.

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Compressor pump parts

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As a passionate manufacturing and mechanical engineer, I've had my fair share of run ins with air compressors and compressed air systems. With over a decade of experience in the industry, I have both a fresh perspective and time-served hands and mind to help you with your compressor problems (along with our able community!)

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nick kreigh
nick kreigh
February 16, 2020 10:46 am

I have a magna 3 HP that seems to have the pump binding up. I get little pressure in the tank (before the regulator).
Good oil level in compressor
Turns by hand okay
Will smoke the belt if left on.

Fix My Compressor Moderator
Fix My Compressor Moderator
Reply to  nick kreigh
February 16, 2020 1:20 pm

Post moved to this page. Nick, if the pump turns by hand OK, and if it runs OK when the pressure is low, and the motor is able to “smoke” the belt when trying to turn the pump, that suggests back pressure from a filling tank may be causing the issue. That points to a blocked tank check valve, or a blocked pressure valve. Tackle the tank check valve first as that’s easier, and then if that doesn’t resolve it, you may need to pull the pump apart. Make sure the tube from the pump head to the tank is not blocked in any way either. See the troubleshooting page on this site for links to pages with more details. Good luck.

nick kreigh
nick kreigh
Reply to  Fix My Compressor Moderator
February 16, 2020 3:32 pm