Air Compressor


Old 12-17-02, 09:04 AM
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Air Compressor

My Ingersoll-Rand Bench air compressor has stopped
working. It seems to run okay. It creates very little
preasure though.

Any ideas on what the problem might be?

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Old 12-17-02, 12:12 PM
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If it is a diaphram type compressor, I would suspect a crack in the diaphram.
Old 12-17-02, 04:19 PM
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Mabye a broken reed valve in the head. It works like a check valve and it can be replaced.
Old 12-18-02, 03:59 AM
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What type is it and how old?

Did you check the air filter?
Old 12-18-02, 06:40 AM
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The compressor is Ingersoll-Rand portatble/bench (piston type).
The problem is in fact a broken reed valve in the head.
Thanks for the diagnosis!

Where can i find this part?

Thanks again for the help!
Old 12-18-02, 09:02 AM
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Just about anywhere actually. If you go to and plug in the model #, they may have a breakdown there with the part #. In turn, you can shop around for that part #.

Alternatively, you can contact Ingersoll Rand and ask them. I believe the URL is If not, go to and type in "Ingersoll Rand Compressor parts". You'll find more sources than you need. LOL.
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