Emergency Repair Service of Air Compressor
An air compressor might explode if appropriate maintenance and repair are not given to it. For an air compressor to function properly, some things are required. Below are few steps into knowing how to fix a compressor in case of an emergency.
There are basic steps of repair which you can do by yourself in case of an emergency. Bear it in mind that high-pressure compressors can explode if the tank is spoilt. Professionals would handle the complex repair.
1. Adjusting the flow of Air
At the top of the compressor, you will see a plastic cover. Take it off by untightening the screws. Carry the plastic cover off so you will reach the screws below on the pressure valve. The screw on the bottom turns the compressor on, while the screw on top turns it off. Put on the compressor and turn off, checking the settings of the compressor. You will have to adjust the pressure using the upper screw. Raise the pressure by tightening the screw or reduce it by loosening up the screw. Engage the pressure release valve taking note of the pressure whenever the compressor turns on. Adjust the setting by using the lower screw.
2. Restoring the power
Starting with the obvious fix, make sure the air compressor is plugged in properly, and the switch is on. Check out for any round black button or red button, and then press on the button to reset the circuit breaker. If it doesn’t still work, ensure that the cord is in a perfect condition and all necessary plugs are plugged in. Plug the compressor into a different socket. For the plug you are using, ensure that the circuit breaker is tripped. Put the breaker off and on again. After doing all these and it doesn’t work, try plugging it in a different device to see if the outlet is functioning. If the air compressor still refuses to turn on, you will then have to take it to a professional repairer to work on it. Visit website for more information.
3. Leak repairs
Start by unplugging all the hoses and the tools. Put on the compressor so it starts to charge. Get a mixture of soapy water and spray it around the fittings, looking for bubbles that might form. If you see any, just know that there’s a leak somewhere. Put off the compressor and release pressure from the tank. Take out the fittings from which the bubbles were forming, applying Teflon tape on the thread of the fitting. Put back the fittings and tighten it. Put on the air compressor and leave it to charge. Retry the soapy water test and look for the formation of any bubbles. If you see any, put off the compressor and apply additional Teflon tape. This would stop the leak. The above tips are the easy ways to fix your compressor. Some fixes need places like the gauge, the valve, the solenoid to be fixed, though these might need to be done by professionals.