Compressor motor was sparking and smoking.

by Gary
(Effingham Illinois)

I started the compressor and the motor was sparking, considerably, and when i shut it off it was smoking.

I plugged the air compressor in and there were considerable amount of sparks around the air cooling fan wheel. I turned it off and it was smoking. What can the issue possibly be? How can I fix it or does a professional need to repair it?

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Apr 04, 2016
by: Doug in


I'd fill out the form at

If you don't know the answer to a required field, wing it (lie).

That should give then what they need to get you some brushes, which is the likely problem.

Let us know how it goes, please.

Apr 04, 2016
California air tool compressor 2.0 hp motor has
by: Anonymous

2.0 hp California air tool motor no running it has spark and smoke after start,what is problem .How can I fix if?

Dec 06, 2014
smoke after sparks
by: Doug in

Sounds like burnt/burning brushes.

You need to figure out what kind of motor (manufacturer) to try to get replacements.

Or, take it to a motor shop.

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