Posted by George Wilson
on Mar 18, 2016 in Air Compressor
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The air compressor is quite popular nowadays since it is applied into a lot of working aspects in our life. The machine looks quite large and heavy but does not have too complicated structure. Therefore, for users, operating this machine is not a difficult matter.
Nevertheless, when it comes to practical operation, there are a number of troubles to both users and the air compressor. In this article, I will provide you with more reasons for this and introduce to you 10 most common problems with the air compressing machine.
Reasons For Wrong Operating
Almost all users do not have an objective look at the user manual and the advices of the sellers. They still believe in their own perspective so under their subjective angel, they usually operate the air compressor to the concern of their knowledge.
However, in several cases, these users misunderstand the working principle of the machine and their wrong step is the cause to a wide variety of troubles to the machine. All in all, we cannot deny the differences between the theory and the practices but it is extremely important to consult in what is advised by the experts so that we can have the most effective operation.
10 Most Common Problems
In this part, I will tell you more about the most popular problems during operating the air compressor.
- Have The Operating Capacity Exceed The Allowed Level
As said above, when the users only believe in their own knowledge, they will make the machine work without knowing whether the capacity is suitable or not. In case, the operating capacity exceeds the capacity allowed and recommended, the air compressor will stop as it cannot stand the too high capacity even though for some first minutes, it still works normally.
- Stop The Machine Without Switching Off
Switching on and off the air compressor is what allows the machine to start and stop. However, about 50 percent of users forget about switching off when they stop working. Sometimes, you can have your excuse that you unplug the electric cable from the socket and the machine cannot run anymore.
However, stopping by unplugging and switching off are totally different. In the former way, the machine will stop its operation right away (the motor rotating will stop without delay) and you will have no danger but the motor and engine will be negatively affected on the grounds that these parts cannot stop as programed.
In the second way – switching off, the air compressor will experience all the right steps to stop. In other words, the motor will reduce its rotating speed to come to an end, instead of sudden cease. The durability of the machine will be long lasting.
Lack Lubricant For The Engine
This is also one common problem that is caused when the users forget about supplying more lubricant for the engine. You know that the air compressor operation consumes a lot of lubricant and sometimes the machine stops running all in a sudden, which the users cannot make any sense of.
Therefore, it is better to check out the amount of lubricant remaining for the engine to have in time supply for it.
The spark plug can be burnt owing to the too high temperature of the engine. This is very simple to understand. When the air compressor has to work for too long and with large capacity, it will generate a lot of heat which makes the spark plug hotter and if this situation continues for many times, it will be burnt.
To solve this problem, users have to let the air compressor be cooled by the ventilators in the workplace. Or we ought to let the machine work for a short time and then have a gap of break before it continues.
- Stuck In The Air Filter System
The air compressors work when there is enough air provided. However, if the surroundings in the workplace are not clean, the air flow will bring a lot of dust and dirt to the air tank in the machine.
Before the operation, the air will be filtered carefully but the dust will prevent the filter from filtering the clean air. At that time, the dust will be stuck in the filter system and the air will not be clean enough. This is the cause to low pressure.
- Incompatible Electric Source
When we purchase an air compressor, I am sure that the seller will tell you about the electric source that is compatible with the machine. However, almost all the buyers ignore what they mention as they are eager to test the machine operation.
Thus, when we bring the machine home and use, it is likely that we will plug the machine cable with the incompatible electric source, which results in a lot of severe troubles and the worst case is that the air compressor engine will be exploded.
- Operating Without Releasing The Gas Remained
After we finish one task, we need to cool the machine, as mentioned above. And before we continue with another task, using the air compressor, we will have to release all the air still remaining in the air tank in order to prepare for the new air flow.
If we do not release the air, the old air and the new flow will be mixed and the pressure will be different and there will have no consistency in operating the machine.
Air Leak Through The Valve
The air leaking through the valve will reduce the amount of air compressed in the air tank. As a consequence, the pressure will be high enough for the machine to operate. Therefore, you had better insure that the valve is always tight.
The unsuitable pressure is the result of leaking air and not releasing air. The insufficient pressure will prevent our work as the machine does not have enough power to run. For example, when us the air compressor to spray the paint, the lack of pressure will make the paint spray thick and the paint color will be dark and light in the same wall.
- Interruption Due To Too Much Dust In The Motor
When there is too much dust in the motor, the air compressor will generate sounds and the operation speed is also reduced. Therefore, the work is interrupted. Only after we clean the machine and remove all the dust, will the machine work normally.
Even though you read and understand the user manual for the air compressor, there is likelihood that you will have to cope with a lot of problems during operating the machine on the grounds that the practical working is absolutely distinct from what is written on the documents. I hope that the tips above are useful for you to help you have safe and effective operation with an air compressor.