My CP compressor won't start when cold
by Robert Argiro
It turns over very slowly and then trips the breaker. I have to shut it off and then wait for the click and retry several times before it eventually speeds up and starts, Any ideas seems like there is a load on it but I have tried two brand new units with same results.
Bob, you need to visit the troubleshooting pages and read the one about cold weather and air compressors.
Like any lubed equipment, the oil in air compressors become sludgy when it's cold, and that's adding load to your compressor motor.
If the compressor power supply is marginal, as many are, that's why your compressor is popping breakers when it's trying to start when it is cold.
compressor kicks reset
(Dry ridge ky)
I bought a 2hp 4 gal twin air compressor from harbor freight about a year or two ago now it pumps about 40 pounds and kicks reset. Is the reset bad? if so where do I get one. I have not used this compressor very much.
The reset you refer to is quite likely the thermal overload, and if it is kicking off then your motor is overheating.
Dan, there are lots of reasons why this might be happeing to your Central Pneumatic air compressor, and most of them are referred to in the troubleshooting section. Access it from the navigation bar, and read the pages about why this happens. There are some checks there for you too.
Post a comment here if you check everything noted on those pages and still have a problem.
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