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Our sullair 185 air compressor will run for a few minutes

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Our sullair 185 air compressor will run for a few minutes and then shut off, but starts right back up?
JA: We'll do all we can to help. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so the Heavy Equipment Mechanic can help you best.
Customer: It runs just fine at an idle, but the moment you hook it up to the hoses and try running on a load it dies, but it always starts right back up
JA: Is there anything else the Heavy Equipment Mechanic should be aware of?
Customer: Not that I know of
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Industrial Equipment
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

How old it the compressor? What engine does it have? Have the fule filters been replaced? Does engine stall from load, or does it die like key is shutoff?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
everything has been replaced. And it dies like someone shut the key off
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Engine?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Has oil pressure, water temp. , and compressor safety switches. Does it start to make air? High pressure switch may be cutting off engine, or any of the engine or compressor switches.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

I see question is still open, did you find problem?