Brute runs for 5-10 seconds then trips the reset button

by Mike
(WI)

Whether my 10 gallon Brute model 074004 starts from an empty tank or with some air in it, it only runs for a short period and then trips the reset switch.

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Jul 15, 2017
Brute air compressor model 074004
by: Bill

I hope you are referring to the model #074004?

That being the case, the capacitor is right where they are typically installed, on the side or adjacent to the electric motor.

You'll need to get the cover off to check.

See the page about compressor capacitors on this site if you wish more info. Add a comment here if you still have questions.

Jul 15, 2017
Capacitor location
by: Anonymous

Where is the start capacitor located on the 10 gallon model

Apr 18, 2015
Brute model 074004
by: Bill

Assuming no problem with the pump itself, the compressor symptoms point to a capacitor failure.

See the page on this site about how to test your air compressor capacitors.

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