47065 turns on, runs for about 10 seconds and shuts off.

by Marcos Espinosa
(Palmetto, Fl, USA)

This compressor is over 10 years old. Is the 21 gallon, 2.5 hp from Harbor Freight. I think is model 47065.


Basically, it doesn't matter whether the compressor is hot or cold. Tank empty or with air. The compressor runs, 10 sec. shuts off.

I have to push a black reset button on the engine, over and over until I have enough air to inflate 4 car tires, down a couple of PSI each tire takes me 10 minutes.

I know I have gotten my money out of it but I don't want to throw it away and find out it was only a simple fix.

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May 16, 2017
47065 keeps shutting
by: Bill

Marcos, if the power supply to the compressor has not changed, and the compressor was working before, it may only need a motor capacitor.

See the issue on the troubleshooting page on this site for more info, and how to check the capacitors can be found on this site too.

If it is the capacitor, see the page on this site about how to find the new, correct one.

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