Expensive (1) Bad Instructions (1) Low Quality (1)
We've had it for 13 months and now we're having problems with it. Ingersoll says it's going to cost $1,000 to $2,000 to come and fix it, and of course it's out of warranty just last month. We could buy another air compressor for $1,500.
Cons:Low Quality, Bad Instructions, Expensive
Bob Does Not Recommend This Product
We contacted our Ingersoll Rand rep on your behalf; he called you directly and conferenced in a Service Technician to help figure out the problem- which was a sticky minimum pressure check valve (less than $200).
The large repair estimate was based on the 5 hours of travel it would take the local Service Technician, plus labor (and $200 for the valve). Since you were willing to install the part yourself your compressor is now up and running without the huge repair bill.
Since you don't use the unit very often, the Ingersoll Rand folks also offered suggestions to help you going forward to keep the problem from happening again: change the oil if excess condensation starts to build, and periodically run the compressor for 10 minutes or so to allow the oil to get up to temperature and maintain basic items inside the enclosure.
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