If on/off switch on, circuit breaker trips.

by Guillermo
(Santa ana, Ca)

If compressor not plugged in and in on position, when I plug it in it trips circuit breaker.


If switch in off position no problem.

So I have my obvious solution. I'm trying to figure out if this is precursor to bigger problem.

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Jun 12, 2017
If on/off switch on, circuit breaker trips.
by: Doug in s.d.ca.

That really makes no sense at all, but you don't want to do that anyway - excess wear and tear on the socket and plug.

However, do you have arc-fault circuit breakers? They could be seeing the arc when you plug in and shut down.

Let us know, please?

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