Alton model 01205-11 3hp compressor burps on startup

by Phil
(Gold Canyon AZ)

Alton model 01205-11 3hp 11 gall compressor and starting issues


On turning on the above compressor it will make a few burping sounds but will not run until I cover the air intake opening with my finger. The actual air filter broke off a long time ago but this starting problem is quite recent. Do these symptoms indicate it is time for a new compressor?

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Feb 19, 2015
Motor
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Unusual.

You really ought to get some sort of filter on there, even if it's just a piece of cloth or something.

Anyway, I'm not sure what the burp is, but usually failure to start to too much pressure on the pump (stuck open check valve), or the motor capacitor.

Does this happen with the tank drained? Especially if not, but in either case you should check the capacitor. See the trouble shooting section in the site map.

Of course, if you have a hankerin' for a new one, go ahead. Be happy!.

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