Kings House, 5 Kings Road, Flitwick, Bedfordshire, MK45 1ED


If you have a problem with your compressor we can help. Our team of qualified engineers are able to diagnose and repair most problems on site.

Fault on your air compressor? Give us a call on 01480 217904 we may be able to help over the phone!

Our experts will be happy to talk through your options with you before doing any work on your machine.

Here are some common problems you might be experiencing and a potential cause/solution.

Problem Cause/Solution
Compressor Overheating Poor ventilation
Low on oil – always use correct compressor oil
Thermostatic valve not working
Dirt or obstruction in oil lines
Blocked cooler
Oil down line Stopping machine on the emergency stop Separator faulty – has it been serviced? Problem with scavenge line Overheating Oil overfilled Wrong oil used Minimum pressure valve not working
Compressor will not start Power failure
Low on compressor oil
Pressure switch not making contact or faulty
Check emergency stop button is out
Check and reset the overload relay
Compressor unusally noisy Belts slipping or broken
Faulty bearings in air end
Damaged air end
Compressor runs but will not load Check operation of solenoid valve and coil
Check inlet/loading valve
Insufficient pressure Air leak in system
Unusally high air demand
Defective or clogged filter or separator
Service needed
Inlet valve not fully open
Too much oil consumption Defective or clogged filter
Leaking oil lines