One of the most common problems that people run across when they are thinking of replacing their air compressor parts is not knowing exactly what the name of the part is that needs to be replaced. Most of the time, unless you are trained in that field, you are going to have to go by a description of the part. Below are some common compressor parts and their descriptions so when you go to find the replacement, you will be able to state exactly what you need.
The first step in determining what part you need is to know what model your air compressor is. This can usually be found either on the air compressor or in the handbook which came with it. There are many different types made and most of them need to be replaced by a part which is from the same company which created it. However, there are companies such as Ingersoll Rand which create parts that can be used interchangeable in other machines.
The most common part which needs to be replaced on an air compressor machine is the hose which leads from the main compressed air tank to the spout which the air exits from. If you notice a tear in the hose, you will need to replace the hose as soon as possible. If you see the outer lining beginning to rip at all, it is also a sign that it will need to be replaced. Some people try to tape over it, but that is only a temporary fix and if you keep the hose taped for too long, it will lead to more destruction of the machine.
Other compressor parts which may need to be replaced include the level, which must be pressed down to force the air out of the spout. If you notice you are having difficulty in pressing down the handle, you may need to take the lever apart to be able to oil it so that it will be able to work better. By taking it apart, you will also be able to see if there was anything else which could have been causing the problem. If there is no visible problem, the lever may need to be changed so that you can continue to use the machine without trouble.
Searching online will bring up the exact part that you will need to buy to replace it on your machine. If you are uncertain as to what the exact name of it is, do an image search first so that you are able to clearly see what it is you are after. This will help you find the exact piece that you need without having to guess.
Air compressor parts may seem difficult to understand but it only takes a few moments to truly get acquainted with everything that makes up the machine. The more you know about the machine, the better you will be able to determine what parts are needed to be changed in order to let the machine work better. This will give you more opportunity and time to use your machine in whatever capacity you would like.