Husky 3 gallon Air Compressor keeps blowing fuses

by Don
(Alabaster,AL)

Husky 3 gallon Air Compressor

Husky 3 gallon Air Compressor

I have a 3 gallon Husky portable air compressor.It's been working great until about a week ago.


Suddenly while it was running (actually just on and up to pressure) it tripped a breaker in my panel and so I flipped the breaker back on but the compressor wouldn't come back on.

I took the cover off and found the fuse had blown. I replaced the 3Amp 250 V fuse and it blew it as soon as I turned on the power switch.I put another fuse in and it blew it.A friend and I took the head off of the cylinder and it's fine.The motor is not locked up because we could turn it.

Any suggestions.Could it be a bad pressure switch or a short in the circuit board possibly?Thanks for any advice you can offer.

Thx,
Don

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Nov 14, 2014
Model # would be helpful
by: Doug in s.d.ca

But, lacking that, I'd go ahead and check the cap(S) on the motor.

If they are OK, then take a look at the board for shorts/burned places.

Nov 14, 2014
Husky 3 gallon Air Compressor
by: Don

Yes it has a circuit board.It doesn't hum or make a buzzing sound when it blows the fuse.

Oct 30, 2014
capacitor?
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Sparse info there. There is a circuit board?

Anyway, does is buzz or hum as it's blowing the fuse? Time to check cap(s).

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