2 hp compressor won't start

by Ken Gilbert
(Alton Bay, NH USA)

2 hp compressor won't start, no noise and has power available to it.


With the tank empty. The pressure switch contacts are engaged. There is no power at the pressure switch. This is a 2 hp / 22 gallon compressor. It's rated for 115 volts, single phase.

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May 23, 2017
Compressor won't start
by: Bill

Knowing the make and model always helps, Ken.

The pressure switch has tripped to pass power to the motor circuit, but there is no power at the switch.

Is there power at the wall socket?

Is there an ON/OFF button and is power getting to the switch but not past it?

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