This article will cover the soft fixes for pressure issues you may face with your compressor.


1. Lack of pressure:

If the pressure does not build up correctly, this could be a sign that there is a leak somewhere in the system. 

  • Check all the gaskets to see if they are in the right condition. If there is a broken gasket, it will need replacing.
  • Check the drain cock to see if it is secure.

2. Pressure builds up, but no pneumatic output to the tools:

  • Check the hose connections to see if there's a leak. Run soapy water through the hoses to see where the leaks are. Replace if necessary.
  • OR Quick coupling may be leaking - this needs to be replaced, if so.
  • OR Pressure regulator may be too low, so it may need to be opened up more.

3. Compressor does not stop running:

If the maximum pressure has been reached, and the safety valve automatically activates, it could be that the compressor is defective. There is nothing you can do to repair this.