Craftsman 919.165612 Motor surges when plugged in

by Dale Kendrick
(Houston tx)

Craftsman Professional Series 919.165612 Motor surges when plugged in to wall then blows breaker.


I have a Model 919.165612 that has set up for about 3 or 4 years.

I just set it back up and now the motor surges up and down then blows the breaker.

I tested both capacitors and they tested good.

Cant figure out why it is dong this. it is 240 V and that is what I have at the plug.

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Aug 13, 2014
surge
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Is this with tank empty?

If so, check the centrifugal switch on the motor.

Also check all electrical for loose or corroded wires.

Verify the circuit you are using is not supplying power to anything else - it needs it all - no extension cord.

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