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03-08-2018 07:35 PM

Am new here and needing some help , my compressor runs fine but wont build any pressure , its older and I believe its a FINI brand , I will try to upload a few pics , the blue arrow is pointing to where the air seems to be exiting instead of filling the tank , any help is very much appreciated …

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#1 posted 03-08-2018 07:46 PM

Looks like an overpressure release valve – which is probably stuck. If you have the manual, check the parts diagram. You could also contact the company directly and just ask them :)


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#2 posted 03-08-2018 07:58 PM

Go to Youtube, and type in “my compressor won’t build up pressure”...There are several youtube videos to tell or show you how to fix the problem…..

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#3 posted 03-08-2018 09:55 PM

did you spray some soapy water on all the connections ?

if any fitting is the culprit, it will produce bubbles like a leak in a tire.

have you been tinkering with any of the adjustments under the gray plastic cap ??


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#4 posted 03-08-2018 10:15 PM

That looks like a cold start valve to me, occasionally they’ll stick open and you’ll never get past 10-15psi from a completely empty tank. You can remove it and clean out any dust or tiny debris or get a new one for under $10.

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