Coleman 5 HP - 27 Gal compressor motor became noisy

by Richard
(Great Falls, VA)

Suddenly, and without prior issues (except that tank had slow pressure leak but no audible discharge), the motor became noisy, runs rough and trips circuit breaker after 15 - 20 seconds or so.


If this was a car engine I would describe the sound as if there was a misfiring cylinder. I removed the cylinder head. Cylinder sleeve has no scratches and piston appears intact.

This is the limit of my ability to deal with problem. Any and all comments (except on my ignorance) are greatly appreciated

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May 03, 2016
Coleman Powermate 5 HP/27 Gal
by: Anonymous

Model #200-2231

Apr 29, 2016
Got a model number on that Coleman?
by: Doug in s.d.ca

There are too may models, and possibly this one is discontinued.

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5hp coleman powermate 27 gallon starts but cuts off

by rhett
(amarillo texas)

Runs about 10 seconds, then shuts off for a minute or two, kicks back in and runs for about 5 seconds. have replaced both cap. Also motor gets hot to the touch after a couple of cycles. its a direct drive and does turn freely, and on a 30 amp breaker with no extension cord.

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Feb 01, 2016
Coleman Powermate runs about 10 seconds
by: Bill

You need to determine if, when the compressor shuts off, is power still flowing across the pressure switch.

In other words, is it the pressure switch toggling off the compressor?

Please check and advise as a comment here.

Carefully, as you will be multi-metering live wires.

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5 hp Coleman 20 gal won't kick back on

by Stan
(Toccoa ga)

It pumps up air pressure fine but once you start using air it won't kick on and build the air pressure up. I replaced the regulator but it didn't fix it any advice

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Nov 17, 2015
5 hp Coleman 20 gal won't kick back on
by: Bill

Lots, and it's all covered in the troubleshooting section, Stan, including a page or two about exactly what your compressor is experiencing.

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