61454 keeps tripping overload protector
by Chris H
Central Pneumatic 21gal compressor (61454) keeps tripping overload protector
I have a 5 year old central pneumatic 21gal compressor model 61454 that keeps tripping the overload protector.
When I turn the unit on it runs for ~15 seconds then trips the overload.
If you hit the reset button the unit will run for ~5 seconds then trip the overload again, which you can keep repeating.
If you let it sit for 1 minute you can reset the unit will run for ~15 seconds again.
The unit is in great shape and hasn't been used that much.
The unit is on its own circuit which it has been on for the last 5 years.
After reading some different complaints about the unit I replaced the oil with fresh synthetic compressor oil which did nothing.
Seeing that people complain about the capacitors going bad on them I checked mine. The unit has 1 capacitor, it has a few minor dents on it, but it appears to be functional (builds resistance when hooked to a multi-meter).
Any thoughts what the problem could be?
Oil fill line on a model 61454 Central Pneumatic Compressor
(Richmond, IN, USA)
model 61454 Central Pneumatic 21 gallon air Compressor
I have a very difficult time seeing the oil full line on my compressor. I seem to over-fill it and then have to drain it. Do they have an Oil Dipstick for my air compressor?