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How do I replace a Valve Plate in an Air Compressor?

If the pressure switch fails to shut off the air compressor at the cut-out pressure setting, the safety valve pops open to relieve the excessive air pressure. The safety valve must be replaced if it leaks or pops open.

The check valve keeps the tank air out of the pump. A failed check valve will cause high air pressure to be applied to the head of the pump preventing the motor from restarting once the tank has been filled. The check valve needs to be replaced if the motor doesn't restart when the tank is full.

The valve plate regulates air flow into and out of the pump cylinder. If the valve plate is damaged, you should replace it.

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Shut off the electricity and drain the air tank.

    The air compressor's power cord should be unplugged from the wall outlet. To drain the air from the tank, pull the ring on the safety valve.

  2. Disconnect the pressure switch tube.

    Remove the pressure switch tube from the check valve.

  3. Disconnect the outlet pressure tube.

    Remove the outlet tube from the check valve.

  4. Remove the check valve.

    The check valve needs to be removed from the tank.

  5. Install the new check valve.

    Attach the new check valve to the tank. Align the fitting and tighten the check valve.

  6. Reconnect the outlet tube.

    The check valve has an outlet tube.

  7. Reconnect the pressure switch tube.

    The check valve has a pressure switch tube.

  8. Restore power.

    The compressor needs to be plugged back in.

Time required: 15 minutes.

You would need the following tools: work gloves.

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