Broken air compressor – replace or repair?

13/04/2018
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A broken air compressor can be a big problem if you rely on compressed air tools for a significant part of your daily business – but is it better to repair or replace an air compressor that has stopped working?

First of all, you need to know what the problem is. Check the airline and fixings to make certain the problem is with the broken air compressor itself, and that you haven’t just sprung a catastrophic leak elsewhere in the supply.

Remember that certain parts of your compressed air system might be swappable without replacing the air compressor itself – so check for any clogged filters and broken air receivers too.

Check that there is sufficient oil in your air compressor at the right viscosity – this is really something you should be doing ahead of time to avoid unnecessary wear and tear, or a switch to oil-free air compressors might be wise in some situations.

If you are certain that the problem is with the broken air compressor itself, then there are some options to choose between – assuming it’s not something that can be fixed immediately just using tools.

ACE Compressors can supply brand-name air compressor parts for many of the major manufacturers on the market, including oil and lubricants to protect moving parts in future.

You can contact us to ask about our air compressor spare parts – just give us a call on 0161 451 3933 or let us know via our online contact form, and we’ll get straight back to you with our suggestions.

Finally, there are some ways to save money if you decide to replace a broken air compressor with a completely new model.

In this case, you have the opportunity to upgrade to a more efficient, more modern model than you were previously using, or to adapt to any change in the capacity and demand you need from your compressed air supply.

We can sometimes provide a direct like-for-like air compressor replacement, too. Again, just fill in our online contact form or call 0161 451 3933 to tell us what make and model you need, and we can check our stock and our current used air compressors to see if we have a close match available.