Compressor Blows Breaker

Your compressor blows breaker or fuse? Is it a compressor electrical issue? Here is where you can ask or find out!

I have a healthy respect for electricity. I know that if I am well grounded 120 VAC can kill me. I also know that 220 VAC will finish me quite quickly if I am not very careful.

Folks, if you are working on the electrical part of your air compressor, don't take any risks. Make sure that the power supply is off!

Here is a form that you can use to ask a question about what to do when your compressor blows a breaker or fuse.

Before using the form, you must please review the information on your brand of compressor found on this site, and read the troubleshooting pages, to see if your compressor problem is already responded to. Likely it is. If it has been, your similar question cannot be responded to again.

If you do not see an answer about why your air compressor is blowing breakers already posted, then do please use the form to ask your question.

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Got a problem with your air compressor blowing a breaker or burning a fuse?

Some of the reasons why your compressor blows breakers or fuses.

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