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Elenor Schleicher
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Posted - May 12 2016 :  10:04:23  Show Profile Send Elenor Schleicher a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I got a new pressure switch and installed it over the weekend. When I turned it on it worked well, and filled up the tanks, however once it turned off air started to leak out of the back of the unloader valve. Have you seen this happen before and do you have any suggestions?

Also, can I use an adjustable pressure switch with my compressor? If yes, what brand is best?

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Posted - May 12 2016 :  16:34:54  Show Profile Send 49er a Private Message  Reply with Quote
unloaded valve?? Air compressor?

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olddawgsrule
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Posted - May 12 2016 :  17:13:23  Show Profile  Visit olddawgsrule's Homepage Send olddawgsrule a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Pneumatic? Hydrolytic?

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Posted - May 12 2016 :  20:52:31  Show Profile  Visit The_Architect's Homepage Send The_Architect a Private Message  Reply with Quote
by unloader do you mean the pressure relief valve that keeps it from over pressurizing and blowing out? if so check to see if it can be adjusted to withstand more pressure?

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Kudzu
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Posted - May 17 2016 :  19:03:20  Show Profile Send Kudzu a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Too many variables to guess which switch would work best in your situation .
I do like "Square D" pressure switches , they are usually more reliable than others I've used .


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ron_o
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Posted - May 17 2016 :  19:12:30  Show Profile Send ron_o a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi
The pressure switch is turning off at too high a pressure
you need a pressure switch with a lower cut off value
or use an adjustable pressure switch

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SerenityAnsel2014
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Posted - May 27 2016 :  01:46:44  Show Profile Send SerenityAnsel2014 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm not so sure. Actually, there are many things to consider before getting a compressor pressure switch. There are different sizes, make and model that you need to know for a replacement.

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Elenor Schleicher
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Posted - May 31 2016 :  13:42:52  Show Profile Send Elenor Schleicher a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am using an air compressor for hydraulic pumps. I am wondering if the adjustable switch is You must be logged in to see this link. to use. There are many defective gadgets today that can only be used for a few days and I hope I can find a quality one.
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ron_o
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Posted - June 05 2016 :  10:12:19  Show Profile Send ron_o a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi
I would suggest that (if possible ) that you purchase a replacement pressure switch from the original manufacturer of the compressor.
With an adjustable type pressure switch you must have a pressure gauge so that you can set it to the desired cut off pressure.
It is always safer to start at a lower pressure setting and work up to the original manufactures cut off value

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olddawgsrule
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Posted - June 05 2016 :  14:26:17  Show Profile  Visit olddawgsrule's Homepage Send olddawgsrule a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I will add to this saying check the code number on the switch. I have found far too many times that buying the switch 'directly' is less expensive.

Once you've done the lookup, post it please.
Let's get a look at what you have.


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