Hi - this is the second new compressor I have gotten and neither one will fill the pressure tank when is I start it up. The first on worked fine for 2 or 3 simple trim work now it won't fill and I just opened and turned on a brand new one and it won't fill either - I am really frustrated. Can you help. Tina
Make: 6 gal air compressor
I have gone over the instruction and everything has been done correctly.
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First, is the regulator knob turned up to a high setting?
2nd, can you remove the hose off the air compressor where it connects to the tank and then start the compressor with your finger over the hose to see if it is pumping air? This will tell if something is happening inside the compressor. It should PUSH air and NOT do any back suction after pushing the air out.
The regulator knob is turned all the way counterclockwise - I tried to undo the hose but even with vice grips going lefty loosey - the nut won't turn so I can't check the air. Tina
Regulator should be turned all the way Clockwise
I have tried that too but it didn't help - then I noticed that air was coming out the valve on the bottom used for draining water - I guess because it was new it had worked free. I tightened that and the tank filled. Thanks
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