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CHAPTER 4 DIRECT SUPPORT AND GENERAL SUPPORT MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS - TM-5-6640-214-140124
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COMPRESSOR RUNNING HOT
TM 5-6640-214-14
Table 5-1. Air Compressor Troubleshooting Chart
MALFUNCTION
TEST OR INSPECTION
CORRECTIVE ACTION
1. COMPRESSOR PUMPING OIL
Step 1. Check for clogged intake filter.
Change filter element.
2. KNOCKS OR RATTLES
Step 1. Check for loose, damaged belts or pulleys.
Tighten or replace belt or pulley.
Step 2. Check for leaking valves or restricted air passages.
Fix leaks, or clean blocked air passages.
3. AIR DELIVERY DROPPING
Step 1. Check for clogged intake filter.
Change filter element.
4. 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 the 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 if air leaks in the piping.
Make a solution of soapy water and apply to fittings. If a
leak is present it will be indicated by the soapy water
bubbling. If leak is found, try tightening fitting. If leak
is not corrected, refer to higher maintenance.
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