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    Last Christmas my wife (AKA Santa) bought me the Vortex F5 high speed carving tool, it came with a California super quiet air compressor. The compressor went up in smoke the other night, of course it only had a one year warranty. I am waiting for a response from the manufacturer. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. The owner of the company that sold the Vortex responded immediately, well see if the Air compressor company does the same.
    Rolf
    RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
    Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
    Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
    And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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    I am beginning to wonder if manufacturers are installing some ingeniously devious chip inside that they somehow program the device to fail right after the warranty runs out. It just seems odd how often this happens! Keep us posted Rolf.
    Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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    • #3
      Compressor update!!!!

      It is running fine. The motor did smell and I did see a wisp of smoke. But it was not because of a motor failure.
      I did some diagnostics and without going into a lot of detail. The motor stalled causing it to overheat because of a small compressor relief valve that was not working.
      When the compressor reaches its set point and shuts off this small valve is supposed to open and relieve the pressure in the compressor itself. If it doesn't the compressor will stall and overheat.
      I suspect there was a bit of contamination or something in the valve.

      I will now shut off my compressor when not in use.
      Rolf
      RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
      Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
      Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
      And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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      • #4
        Thank you for sharing Rolf. What you've described might help troubleshoot other tools/equipment too.
        Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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