Air compressor troubleshooting and repair

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Help with your air compressor problems

I want to help you with your (industrial) air compressor problems. I understand downtime of your air compressor is in many cases problematic. Low air pressure will result in malfunctioning machines and plant downtime.

This air compressor troubleshooting guide is divided in three main sections:

  • Reciprocating piston air compressor troubleshooting
  • Stationary rotary screw air compressor troubleshooting
  • Portable rotary screw air compressor troubleshooting

These categories of air compressors have their own specific 'hickups' and their own common problems.

Browse the frequently asked questions or ask your own question. I usually answer questions within one day.

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Reciprocating piston air compressors problems

This section contains the most common problems with reciprocating piston air compressor and how to fix them.

Reciprocating compressors are most often used in workshops, repair shops, for DIY/home use and light contractor work.

Common reciprocating compressor problems | Ask your own troubleshooting questions


Rotary screw air compressors problems

This section contains the most common problems with stationary rotary screw air compressors and how to fix them.

Common rotary screw air compressor problems | Ask your own troubleshooting questions


Portable air compressors problems

This section contains the most common problems with portable rotary screw air compressors and how to fix them.

Portable air compressors are also called 'diesel air compressors', or 'tow-behind air compressors'.

Common portable air compressor problems | Ask your own troubleshooting questions


And here is a page with some older, unsorted, air compressor questions.

Air compressor Troubleshooting:

Rotary screw compressors
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Reciprocating compressors
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Portable compressor
Common problems | Ask me a question

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