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Compressor keeps going off and having trouble locating leak5/17
Here's pics of my set up i have an air dryer attached and i have a shut off valve at the output if the compressor. My airlines are all in black pipe. My compressor keeps going off, even though the shutoff valve is flipped off.
I did notice the brass tube, where it connects to the compressor was a biy loose "the compression nut", so i tightened that and then i went to tighten the two star headed screws that hold that assembly to the electrical box, just moving it a hair, i could hear air leaking there too. I tightened the screws and then took off the box cover to see how that assembly is attached to see how difficult it will be to replace and then i noticed when i screwed the cap back on, if i tightened it tio tight, it caused the air to leak from that side area. Any ideas on what could be causing it to leak or if i can even get parts. I went to Ereplacement parts and they dont even show it as a possibility to get parts. Im afraid ill need to call ingersol rand tomm. The compressor was bought brand new in 2012
Leaks are a real pain sometimes.
I thought the old dish washing soap was only for gas lines.
Here is a pic more specifically where i know there was air leaking
Ingersol doesn't make that part, you can likely get it at Graingers or similar supplier. Might just be a bad o-ring. Soapy water does work well. Black pipe really has to be installed well to be leak proof as well. Did an install a long time ago with Teflon tape, lots of leaks. Switched to a good pipe dope (no not me) to stop the leaks.
Just looking at it, it doesn't look like it easily comes apart and I'm wondering if i replace the while electronic box, if that part may come with it. Heck, I don't even know what that part is called. I figured id just contact IR and hope the tech peoples can help.
Ps. The black pipe was installed with TFE paste aka pipe dope, by a GC friend
I had a similar problem with my IR compressor, it sounded like it was leaking around the switch. There is a brass fitting at the top of the tank, your middle pic, that went bad. Replaced that fitting and the leak went away.
Thx steve. Im having to jump through hoops to get someone from tech support to call me back. Ive called three times, left a vm once and a message with a live person who said they would have someone from my local distrubution company IR call me amd nothing
That same kind of thing of not getting a call back is what is making me leary of buying a Quincy. I call and their phone lines are not working for months and finally get an email reply back from Quincy and they say all questions (warranty or not) need to be answered by one of their distributors. What is it with these air compressor companies???!
If it was my company i would have you an answer and the replacement part out to you the same day!!
My vote is the check valve at the tank.
Thx everyone. Those who said check valve are correct so far. I called IR again and finally got through. The guy said its likely the check valve.
I also have an air dryer by IR and theres a black bubble looking thing that the condensation comes out of that he thinks the O ring may need replacing.
Thanks for ur help everyone