How to Fix an Air Compressor

Air compressor stalling? Save money and fix it yourself.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Slip joint pliers
  • Wrench set

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Unloader valve (usually part of the pressure switch assembly)
  • Pipe dope