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Why would Air compressors not hold air?

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Why would Air compressors not hold air?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Heavy Equipment
Expert:  Clayton replied 6 years ago.

Clayton :

Hi, Welcome to Just Answer

JACUSTOMER-04t2aryf- :

hi

JACUSTOMER-04t2aryf- :

I have 2 sullair compressors on a 495 shovel that won't hold air

Clayton :

Do you hear any leaks at all?

JACUSTOMER-04t2aryf- :

it seems that all lines are secure....

Clayton :

What is the air building up to

JACUSTOMER-04t2aryf- :

it was topped out @ 125psi

Clayton :

Alright, how fast does it lose the air

Clayton :

Are you still there>

Clayton :

?

JACUSTOMER-04t2aryf- :

yes, asking the night

JACUSTOMER-04t2aryf- :

shift

JACUSTOMER-04t2aryf- :

it was called down during production, found a lube room door left open

JACUSTOMER-04t2aryf- :

closed door and adjusted psi

JACUSTOMER-04t2aryf- :

called back down about 1/2 hr later

Clayton :

So everything is good now?

JACUSTOMER-04t2aryf- :

adjusted again to 125 psi

JACUSTOMER-04t2aryf- :

No, the compressor was changed out, but this is not proper root cause

JACUSTOMER-04t2aryf- :

looking for some areas to trouble shoot next time, rather than change parts

Clayton :

Im going to opt out of this. This is not my area of expertise. I will leave this open for another expert to help you.

JACUSTOMER-04t2aryf- :

ok