Craftsman model 919165010 popping breakers
I recently purchased a Craftsman air compressor model number 919165010.
They guy I bought it from said it worked perfect from the guy he bought it from, but when he got it home it trips the breaker upon start up.
I got a good deal on it so I figured I could mess with it...Upon reading on here and other websites I have tried to solve the issue of the tripping of the breaker.
I checked the pressure switch and noticed that the line wires were on the motor terminals and the motor wires were on the line terminals...Can this cause any damage to the compressor in the long run? I don't know how long they had been in that configuration, but I switched them thinking that would solve the problem...It did not.
I next checked the capacitors. I noticed one of them(one is chrome and one is black), the chrome one has a white mark on it like it has blown perhaps..anyways, I went through your forum about checking the capacitors, as near as I can tell, they are both bad.
Could this be my problem why it trips breakers on startup..by the way, it is plugged into an outlet that has a 20amp breaker, nothing else plugged in. Please help me out.