919-16523 AIR COMPRESSOR BLOWS BREAKER
(Spring Hope NC)
I have a craftsman model 919-16523. It would build pressure 100+ the first time I plug it in. Then when the pressure goes down it clicks throws breaker. It works great the first time you start it but when it calls for it the second time it blows breaker. The motor turns free so I dont think it is motor. Any suggestions?
Charlie, try this. Identify the unloader valve as part of or near your pressure switch.
Drain the tank with the compressor off. Close the drain and start the compressor. Let it run up to normal cut out pressure?
When it shuts off, did the unloader valve work? Let me know as a comment here, if you would.
craftsman professional - bogs out then trips breaker
horizontal tank on it.. has 2 capacitors on top of motor.. when i plug it in fills up to about 45lbs and bogs out then trips breaker on motor.. think it might be wired wrong but missing wiring diagram on motor.. CAN YOU HELP??????
Gerry, Sears has an excellent parts depot, and you may be a manual there.
See the troubleshooting section on the site map page for information about what causes an air compressor to lug and pop breakers.
Make sure your power supply is clean, and you are not using an extension cord.