Table 3-2. Troubleshooting - Continued
TEST OR INSPECTION
10. EXCESSIVE STARTING AND STOPPING OF AIR COMPRESSOR
Step 1. Check for water in receiver tube.
Remove power from air compressor, and drain the air
receiver tank, when air has escaped leave draincock
open for a few minutes to allow condensation to escape.
Close draincock, apply power and recheck operation.
Step 2. Check for air leaks in piping.
Make solution of soapy water and apply to fittings. If a
leak is present at a fitting try tightening fitting. If
leak is not corrected refer to higher maintenance.
11. AIR COMPRESSOR RUNNING HOT
Step 1. Check for blockage of air to fan wheel.
Remove any object that is blocking the air passage. Clean
up and remove any accumulated dust or dirt.
12. AIR COMPRESSOR RUNNING SLOW
Step 1. Check for low line voltage.
Correct line voltage if low.
13. REID VAPOR PRESSURE BOMB BATH LOSS OF TEMPERATURE
(CONTROL OF BATH WATER)
Step 1. Check if stirrer motor is malfunctioning.
a. Check electrical connections to stirrer motor.
b. Check stirrer rod (may be bent) and propeller (may be
c. Insure proper water circulation, correct applicable defect.
Step 2. Check for improper water level.
Add water as required up to overflow tube level.