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How Do You Know If Your Air Compressor Pump Is Bad?

Author: E. Silva (aka Mr. Awesome - The Niche Specialty Expert)

I am glad you came back to me, like a faithful pet to its rightful owner ( my analogies, he he he he he he heh ) , readers and friends. Now today, like your ever – faithful instructor, companion, friend / guide, I would like to help you look at your air – compressor … mainly how to help you tell if it’s bad, as well as some other things to consider on the air – compressor, in general. Shall we get to it? Please, my friend, read all of this now ….

The first point that I would like to bring up, here, is the plain and simple fact that, regardless of the model or size of that air – compressor you’ve got, IF the product continues to fail at providing the adequate pressure that it needs to ( air – pressure, I do mean, of course …. he he he he he hhe heh heh ) , then what that means is, it is 99.9 % bad. No doubt …. it is bad, in this case. That is like the number one universal sign, with these products, at the end of the day…. I would have to say. I have tested several air – compressors myself and owned all kinds, from big to small, to cheap to luxurious, and all else right in between. And they all generally act the same, when this sort of thing happens to be the problem. The air – compressor is bad.

Now, then, on that note, please keep in mind here that the compressor itself might still be quite active ( and showing such signs that it is, so no problem on that front ) yet it is not YIELDING any sort of air – pressure. Know what I mean? In this case, like I said, the air – intake pump is to blame … it is indeed a problem with a bad pump. Change it out asap. In certain other cases, you might instead decide to change out the gasket ( you know …. the one you find between high – and low – pressure in the main compartment? If you know your product well, and they are basically the same, then I think that you have a general idea of what I am talking about right here. ) .

A faulty gasket is perhaps the second main problem, when it’s not the pump itself, of course …. please do, do, do, do, DO keep that in mind ( and I said it bunch of times, so it sticks in your brain, my friend …. he he he he heh ) . If, on the other hand, you have another big, common problem ( like air leaking, ooh, I hate this one … It’s the worst ) , then it’s probably some faulty seals, couplers and power switches. In that case, usually, the problem is not with the pump itself.