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Trouble Shooting

Q. The compressor will not stop and is not building up pressure:

A. Check that the drain plug under the receiver is fully closed.


Q. There is a small hissing noise when the receiver is empty and the compressor starts:

A. This is quite normal, the (ON/OFF) pressure switch is designed to depressurize the pump before starting and will discharge some air as the compressor is building up pressure.


Q. The compressor has stopped and will not restart:

A. The electric motor has a thermal protection and if the compressor has been running for too long, or has been used with an unsuitable extension lead or adaptor, the thermal protection will activate, it will reset itself once the electric motor has cooled down.



Precautions when using a Compressor

Certain basic rules must be observed when using an electro-mechanical appliance:

  • Piston compressors are designed for intermittent operation of 25% (2.5 minutes ON, 7.5 minutes OFF)
  • Diy compressors are not designed for industrial applications or continuous use
  • Make sure that the mains supply to which the appliance is connected complies with current safety regulations and is correctly earthed
  • Never use the appliance with bare feet or wet hands or feet
  • Always use the carrying handle to transport the compressor
  • Use of adaptors, multiple sockets and extensions, even if of suitable capacity (cable cross section area (2.5 mm 2 ) should be avoided especially in damp places
  • The appliance must never be exposed to adverse weather conditions (rain, sun, fog or snow)
  • Keep children and animals at a safe distance from the work area
  • Always leave sufficient space (at least 5 meters) between the compressor and the work area in particular when using tools for spraying of liquids
  • Never clean the machine with liquids or solvents when cleaning. Disconnect the machine from the electricity supply by removing the plug and use a damp cloth only
  • The compressor must be placed on a stable surface
  • The compressor is designed for air compression only and must never be used for any other type of gas
  • Never direct the jet of air towards persons or animals or your body
  • Always wear goggles to protect your eyes against flying objects that may be lifted by the jet of air
  • Never direct the jet of water or other materials sprayed by tools connected to the compressor towards the compressor
  • The compressor must not be used for pharmaceutical, food or sanitary purposes. It is not suitable for filling the air bottles of scuba divers
  • When using compressed air, you must know and comply with the safety precautions to be adopted
  • Never direct the jet of water or other materials sprayed by tools connected to the compressor towards the compressor
  • When using compressed air, you must know and comply with the safety precautions to be adopted for the single applications (inflating, pneumatic tools, painting, washing with water based detergents only, etc.)
 
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