Why Is My Air Compressor Not Working?

Air compressor not starting? Before you call your air compressor repair specialists in Barnsley, try these simple tips…

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A dead air compressor typically means production downtime too. Call us for a repair and we’ll be with you fast, to get things moving again, but there are some simple checks you can make now that could get you back up and running without the need for a callout.

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Does your air compressor have power?

Yes, we know it sounds like the most basic advice, but we have been called out to air compressor repairs in Barnsley, only to find that the solution lay in:

a) Plugging the air compressor in
b) Switching it on; or
c) Plugging the air compressor directly into the wall socket (rather a multi-socket extension lead)
d) Checking the circuit breaker hasn’t tripped. If it has, reset the circuit breaker and try restarting the air compressor. If the circuit trips again, call us.


Empty the air tank

Press the trigger of your air tool to release air, or pull the pressure release valve on your air compressor to release air. Emptying the tank regularly is good practice anyway as it helps to release air trapped around the compressor piston, which can stop the compressor motor from starting.


My air compressor still won’t start

If the air compressor in your Barnsley business still refuses to start then chances are you’re looking at an electrical fault of some description, a pressure switch issue (the pressure switch regulates pressure in the tank by turning the compressor on and off. A faulty switch could prevent the compressor from switching on) or a more serious compressor problem.

In either case, it’s time to call a specialist. Algar Air’s air compressor engineers operate in Barnsley and across Yorkshire, servicing and repairing faulty air compressor equipment, fast.

We’d love to help you. For help, advice, installation and servicing of your Barnsley air compressors, call us now on 0114 243 2347.

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