Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best way to extend and maintain the life of my regenerative blower?
Answer: If you take the time to replace and maintain our regenerative blowers, you can avoid large replacement or repair costs.
Our maintenance kits are the best way to maintain and even extend the life of your Atlantic Blowers regenerative blower.
Our kits include:
(x2) Bearings, Front & Rear
(x2) Inlet/Outlet Silencer Foam
(x2) Inlet/Outlet Wire Mesh
(x1) Shaft Seal
(x1) Filter Element
Why is my air blower running so hot?
Answer: An overheated blower is typically a sign of excess backpressure. Make sure your relief valve is adjusted appropriately. If possible, test the amps your blower pulls to verify that the amp draw is within the parameters stated on the motor tag. Call us at (214) 233-0280 for further assistance. For instruction on adjusting your relief valve refer to FAQ "How do I adjust my relief valve?"
Why is a relief valve necessary?
Answer: A relief valve relieves unwanted pressure build-up, known as back pressure. Excess back pressure will burn out a blower's motor or bearings. A relief valve can save you the cost of a replacement blower.
Why is my air blower not turning on?
Answer: The blower's motor may be burned. Call our customer support at (214)233-0280 immediately. We will give you options of what to do next and get you back up and running as quickly and efficiently as possible.
What maintenance does my blower require?
Answer: Virtually none; there is no need to grease/oil the bearings as they are sealed and already lubricated when you receive your new blower. Our bearings have a minimum life span of 20,000 hours.
Can I mount my air blower vertically?
Answer: The blower can be mounted vertically, but only with the inlet/outlet facing up. The air blower cannot be mounted with the Inlet/Outlet facing down. See page 11 of your Owner's Manual for additional information.
Can I exchange my blower for another of a different size?
Answer: Yes, Atlantic Blowers' exchange program states the following; if your blower is in "like new" condition, it can be exchanged within 30 days at the cost of shipping. You may then be credited or pay the difference in the price of the blowers.
My Atlantic Blowers product got damaged during shipping. What should I do?
Answer: Take photos of the damage and packaging immediately. Then call us at (214) 233-0280 for further instruction. We'll make sure to provide a viable solution for a replacement.
How do I adjust my blower's relief valve?
Answer: You will need an Allen wrench (or Hex key) and a socket wrench. Insert the hex key into the slot on the vacuum side. Use the socket wrench to adjust the nut on the pressure side of the relief valve. Test your application to ensure your system is working correctly. Check your blower's temperature regularly when adjusting your relief valve; if your blower is too hot, then your blower is building up back pressure. Adjust the relief valve accordingly and continue checking the temperature of your blower and the functionality of your application. Call us at (214)-233-0280 for assistance adjusting your relief valve.
Why is my relief valve not functioning correctly?
Answer: Is your application pressure or vacuum? Since relief valves are designed for pressure and vacuum, the relief valve may be installed upside down due to their reversible application. If the relief valve is installed correctly, try adjusting your relief valve to open at a lower pressure, the adjustment may be too tight.
How do I know my blower motor's average running temperature?
Answer: All of our motors are tested to 285F and should never exceed 300F. Bigger blowers will have a higher running temperature due to the higher pressure and stress on the motor. But the same rules still apply, never exceeding 300F.
Why does my blower keep tripping the breaker?
Answer: On startup, the blower can spike as much as 5x the running amps of the blower. Additionally, your motor tag displays the blower's running amps. Blower setups vary widely among customers, so if you still have issues with your product, please contact our customer support at (214) 233-0280.
Why is my blower making a humming/whining noise?
Answer: This is the first indication that your bearings are at the end of their life. Shut the blower off immediately, and do not run the air blower until its bearings are replaced. Call us at (214) 233-0280 to order replacement bearings.
How do I know when to replace the bearings of my blower?
Answer: If there is no abnormal noise (I.e., humming or whining noise), we recommend replacing the blower bearings after two years of continuous use. Don't hesitate to contact our customer support if the aforementioned happens before the 2-year service mark.
I do not see my question on this list. What do I do?
Answer: Give us a call at (214) 233-0280. At Atlantic Blowers, we are always happy to answer any questions you may have.