Air Compressor FAQs

Why does my compressor run when I am not working or using compressed air?

There are a couple of things that could cause this:

  • The compressor may be running to pump the tank up to set the cut out air pressure rating. IE 175 PSIG.
  • The compressor controls may be set for continuous run operation where the compressor will unload but not shut down. Change the switch control for a start stop operation cycle.
  • The pressure switch may be bad and needs to be replaced, repaired or adjusted.
  • There may be air system leaks that are creating an artificial demand for air and the air compressor is trying to overcome the air pressure loss caused by leaks.

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