kobalt 215914 compressor won't start ... came on and then smoke
compressor came on and then smoke. Now the motor tries to start for about a second and stops for a few seconds and then repeats. I'm sure something burned up inside...how do I resolve this...thanks
kobalt 215914....built in 2005...22 gallon. used very lightly....
Jeff, what was the source of the smoke?
When you dump all the air and try to start it, is there any change? Will it start with the tank empty?
If still no, then you may have fried the start capacitor. See the page on this site for checking the capacitor.
Kobalt 1.5 hp on off switch
by bill m
doesn't work. It is a Kobalt 1.5 hp, 26 gallon. With the top cover off, you can use a screwdriver to 'flick' a secondary switch or relay, that will then turn the compressor on. It seems like something must have broken off inside the switch.
Where can I buy a new switch?
Bill, visit your local Lowes store and ask what shop they use to fix their Kobalt air compressors under warranty. That shop should be able to help.
If Lowes doesn't have a local shop, check the other stores that sell air compressors to see if they have a local repair shop. See those folks.