April 19, 2023
Air Compressor: Why doesn't my air compressor's pressure gauge work?
Check the tank for air pressure by pulling the ring on the safety valve. If air escapes the air tank indicating that the tank has significant air pressure, replace the air tank pressure gauge.
THESE REPAIRS MAY HELP SOLVE YOUR AIR COMPRESSOR PROBLEM
Replace the air compressor tank pressure gauge
The air tank pressure gauge indicates whether the tank is full of compressed air. Replace the air compressor pressure gauge if it's damaged or defective.
Air compressor tank pressure gauge
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Symptoms common to all air compressors
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Main causes: lack of electrical power, check valve failure, bad pressure switch
Main cause: bad air tank pressure gauge
Main cause: faulty output air pressure regulator
Main causes: bad safety valve, pressure switch failure
Main causes: loose air tube fitting connections, bad check valve, faulty safety valve, damaged or corroded air tank, bad air pump
Main causes: rusted air tank, loose air tube fitting connections, bad check valve, leaky safety valve, bad tank drain valve
Main causes: tank drain valve open or leaking air, leaky air tank, bad safety valve, worn pump seals, bad pump valve plate
Main cause: bad check valve
Repair guides common to all air compressors
These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your air compressor.
You can replace a broken air compressor pressure switch in about 45 minutes.
If the air compressor won't fill the tank with compressed air, rebuild the pump using these steps in about 45 minutes.
You can replace a defective air compressor check valve in about 10 minutes.
Articles and videos common to all air compressors
Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your air compressor.
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