Compressor motor draws too many amps?

by Jason
(Morgan city Louisiana )

What would cause the electric motor on my air compressor to draw to many amps and trip breaker?


The compressor ran until it had 100 psi in the tank. Then the breaker trips.

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Nov 27, 2016
too many amps?
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Start here, please:

http://www.about-air-compressors.com/electrical-troubleshooting-compressors.html

Then if you need more detailed info, we'll need the same - model of compressor, or at least how you are powering it, and the motor size, if marked.

If you can, please check the voltage near the motor end of the machine, both with it off and running.

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