Compressor Motor Problems


Questions about compressor motor issues and how to deal with compressor motor problems, are cropping up more and more from the ASK page of late. I am a bit specialized in my knowldege of compressed air, I guess, in that I have worked on compressor pneumatic circuitry for years, along with specifying air valves, cylinders etc.

Now I get asked more and more about compressor motor issues, and I am not the guy that has all the answers, for sure. I don't fix electric motors myself, and I am not an electrician.

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Lots of other air compressor owners do have experience in dealing with compressor motor issues and electricity though, and so I have put this forum page up and invite folks with questions to post them, and folks with answers to provide advice.

If you have a compressor motor problem that isn't already discussed in this forum, please use the form below to add your question. If you read about a question that you can answer, comment on that posting if you would.

I will help where I can. I would appreciate some help from you too.

Cheers,

Bill

Compressor Motor Issues

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