Craftsman 30 gallon 5.5 hp compressor blows fuses.
This worked great left in back of the truck. Kept bag over motor. But then used it and forgot to put bag back on and i think water got in.
Now it kicks on and blows fuse . Any ideas on what to look for in motor?
Whoops, that's not the first time something like that has happened, and it won't be the last.
After you've got the power unplugged, look under the cover of the pressure switch and see if there's obvious corrosion.
If not, and there's no obvious short in your power supply, then it's likely the motor or capacitor.
Are you up for working on this, or should you be taking it to the shop? It were me, I'd be heading for the shop.
I want to use the darn things, not try to fix them.
Cheers and good luck.
Craftsman ... the lights in the room dim way down
Craftsman Model#919.165200 (1997 Model)
When I flip the power switch to turn it on,the lights in the room dim way down and the circuit breaker in the house cuts out in about 2 seconds. Motor also runs slow before the circuit breaker cuts out.
The lights dim, and the breaker pops, because your compressor is pulling more amps than the electrical circuit can supply.
If you haven't added more electricity eating appliances in the same circuit that could be robbing power, my guess, based on what you say, is that your unloader valve isn't doing that, and that's overloading the circuit.
Check out the Unloader Valve page linked from the Valve page.