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problem w tire compressor/inflator

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problem w tire compressor/inflator

Just throwing it out there, have you ever fixed a broken one? Mine has been running well many years but recently it is pumping air very SLOWLY. There's a fuse in the wire that connects to the cigarette adapter, but if the fuse is burnt, it shouldn't work at all, correct?

I also checked for leaks along the hose and didn't find any, so maybe it's an internal one since the rubber hose is wrapped outside by those laces/hardy material?

Just taking a shot to see if anyone has pointers? Not sure if worth it to fix (or even possible) or just buy another one. I think it cost me ~$45.
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Time for new one, cheap ones have a plastic piston and rings that wear with time and can’t build pressure as well. If you own dewalt cordless tools I’d get their cordless inflator... best I’ve owned.
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Get a quality compressor, not that plastic non-sense.

Viair makes one of the best portable compressors on the market. At 1.26/CFM at 60 PSI, it also makes it one of the fastest.

If you're invested into a power tool system such as Milwaukee, Ryobi etc, check if they make a portable compressor.
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You do not say what kind of inflator you have. I've had a couple like this one which I mostly used at car events to adjust my tire pressure. I think the last one I bought was $10 at Canadian Tire, but they have fancier-looking, more expensive ones now. All of these are slow, except for adjusting a leaking tire until you can get it fixed. I now use a compressor in my garage. but still keep a cheapie in my car for emergencies.
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oldyellr wrote: You do not say what kind of inflator you have. I've had a couple like this one which I mostly used at car events to adjust my tire pressure. I think the last one I bought was $10 at Canadian Tire, but they have fancier-looking, more expensive ones now. All of these are slow, except for adjusting a leaking tire until you can get it fixed. I now use a compressor in my garage. but still keep a cheapie in my car for emergencies.
Mine's presumably a discontinued model but it's similar to this:
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/moto ... 6952p.html
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I have a Bonaire inflator that I bought at Costco for something like $30. Best inflator ever for such a compact unit and super fast inflation. Mine had a blown hose under the braided covering. I replaced the hose with a longer one and got it back to new working condition. It didn't cost me anything because we have high pressure hose and fittings at work.

If yours is running slow, try using it with the car started and see what happens. On mine it makes a huge difference.
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jackrabbit000 wrote: The Viair 84P has a POS clip on adapter. This thing breaks after a few uses. You're better off with the screw on hose. Also, max of 60PSI is pushing it for most spare tires where the tire inflation pressure is recommended a 60 PSI.
They do make the twist on version for the 85P and I've never had a press on chuck ever break on me. But I agree a twist on chuck is better. Amazon currently doesn't sell the 85P, only 3rd party sellers that's asking for an absurd amount of money.
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oldyellr wrote: I see that one is also being discontinued. If yours has gotten very slow, it's probably worn out. Take a look at some better ones others have suggested.
Darn, so there's no easy way for me to fix it?
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