Air compressor troubleshooting

Troubleshooting advice for industrial air compressors: rotary screw compressors, piston compressors and portable diesel compressors

Compressor problems can quickly result in hours (if not days) of production downtime and a loss of thousands of dollars per hour.

Unfortunately, not everyone has access to reliable, quick, professional support from a compressor company.

You’ve found the right website! 🙂 Together we’ll have your compressor back up and running in no time.

Frequently asked troubleshooting questions

Some questions come back again and again. In these troubleshooting ‘faq’ series I explain the most common problems and their solutions.

Choose your type of compressor and let’s get fixing!

Rotary Screw Compressor Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting of rotary screw air compressors, with solutions to common problems. Click here

Reciprocating Compressor Troubleshooting

Solutions to the most common problems with reciprocating (piston) air compressors. Click here

Portable (diesel) Compressor Troubleshooting

Diesel-driven screw compressors have their own specific common issues. Let's go fix it. Click here

Ask your own questions

You can now ask your own (troubleshooting) question in the Q&A section of this website. It’s by far the largest (if not the only) online Q&A forum for industrial compressed air systems.

Of course you can also browse the hundreds and hundreds of questions that I have already answered.