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Compressor

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Compressor
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 4 months ago.

Hello from Just Answer and the Appliance Category
My name is Woody.
I will be glad to assist you today.
I have been servicing ALL Major Brands of Appliances for 36 Years, I own my own Appliance repair Company
And I teach appliance repair at a local Community College.
I have over 100,000 plus in home repairs and over 80,000 internet repairs under my belt.
You will be paying me for my ANSWER to your Appliance Question,, Not for the repair of your appliance hence the name of this site Just Answer.
I will do my best to take the information that you provide to me and make a Diagnosis for you to be able to repair your own Appliance.

Can I please have the Full model number of the unit to better assist you ?

What is your issue or question regaurding the compressor?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Works fine with nails but won't blow out my irrigation system. always has before.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
is that 24 more?
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 4 months ago.

What pressure is your regulator set at?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
is that the left or right guage?
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 4 months ago.

let me look!

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 4 months ago.

the left is the tank pressure the right is the outlet pressure so what does the right one show?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
They are both at 120
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 4 months ago.

ok and where you are blowing out the irrigation system is is before or after the valve solenoid?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
before
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 4 months ago.

ok if it is before you will have to have the solenoid energized before the air will go out of the valve and into the irrigation piping to blow the line out .

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I have done this many times before worked fine. I ran through each zone with water and it was fine
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 4 months ago.

so do you have the water supply turned off to the system ? And if so how do you have the air hooked up to the system?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 4 months ago.

And if so how do you have the air hooked up to the system?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 4 months ago.

and then your energizing the solenoid valve one at a time for each zone?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
oh sorry I have about a 4 ft 1/2" hose hooked from compressor to supply pipe coiled
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I have a remote and I can run any one that I want
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 4 months ago.

but then are you energizing the solenoid valve so that they open allowing the air thru the system?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
A clock controls that! As I said I ran through them with the water on fine.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
The air won't move through?
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 4 months ago.

correct but now you need to energize the solenoids again with the water supply off and air supplied to the system to blow the lines out.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
but the water is off air is on it won't blow through
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 4 months ago.

and are you energizing each zone valve one at a time so the air cam flow into the piping?

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 4 months ago.

and the air compressor works fine everywhere else correct?

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 4 months ago.

you still there?

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 4 months ago.

ok I`m logging off here at 5 p.m. EST

If you need me again for any other issues you can request me Whrlp Master Tech.

And Even after you rate me Today if you have a question just reply back to me,
I will still assist you, no extra charges .
But rating me is the ONLY way I get paid for my time.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I got cut off?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I can't answer yes more than once?
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 4 months ago.

ok so then the issue is NOT your compressor it is the irrigation system

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
no the irrigation runs fine I told you I ran through it with the water on.