The air dryer is probably the most overlooked cooler in the system. At a minimum, a dirty condenser will cause water in the lines. At a maximum, it will cause dryer failure.
A lot of people are tempted to blow out the dirt with compressed air. This only moves the dust which will end up back in the condenser when the fan comes on. We recommend vacuuming the condenser. Whichever method you decide to use, be careful not to bend the fins and always make sure to check the drain trap.
On the air compressor, a dirty cooler can also cause a couple of things to happen if not cleaned regularly. The compressor will run hot and potentially shutdown on high temperatures. If left unresolved, you can have varnishing of the lubricant, bearing failure or worse, a fire.
If your compressor includes an aftercooler, the high inlet temperature that the dryer sees, would cause the dryer not to function properly.
Cleaning the dryer & compressor cooler would be done during your regular maintenance and should be checked during your weekly visual inspection.
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How To Clean Your Air Dryer
How To Clean Your Compressor Cooler