Holset Air Compressors – 012-018   Air Governor (Air Compressor Pumps Continuously)

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Initial Check

Initial Check

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NOTE: The illustrations shown will be of the SS model single-cylinder air compressor. Differences in procedures for SS, QE, and ST model Holset® air compressors will be shown where necessary.

Remove the air accessory air lines from the air compressor governor.

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Install pipe plugs in the air governor unloader ports where accessory air lines were removed.

Operate the engine to activate the air compressor.

If the air compressor stops pumping (air pressure stops rising) at the governed air pressure, there is a leak in an accessory or an accessory air line. Refer to the OEM manufacturer’s instructions for troubleshooting and repair.

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If the air compressor does not stop pumping (air pressure continues to rise) at the governed air pressure, connect a regulated shop air pressure line to one of the following:

The air compressor unloader valve port
One of the air governor unloader valve ports.

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Make sure the air pressure gauge is accurate, and the supply lines and fittings are in good condition, before performing any air pressure checks.

Use a master gauge of known accuracy to check the air pressure gauge.

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Apply 690-kPa [100-psi] air pressure to the unloader port.

If the air compressor stops pumping (air pressure stops rising), the air governor is malfunctioning and must be repaired or replaced, or the air governor mounting gasket is leaking.

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If the air compressor continues to pump (air pressure continues to rise), the unloader valve is malfunctioning and must be repaired or replaced. Refer to Procedure 012-013 for unloader valve.

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Remove the pipe plugs from the unloader ports used for accessory air lines.

Install and tighten the accessory air lines.

Connect the line to the unloader valve.

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Operate the engine and check for air leaks.

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Last Modified:  13-Jun-2005