Kobalt 5.5 gal compressor will run to pressure once and fails to restart
I've had this unit for a few years and use it mostly to keep all of my tires filled (bikes, cars, trucks, work carts, etc.
Recently it started going through this failure cycle. Starts normal and I set the pressure to around 100psi. It gets up to pressure and auto shuts off. I use the air to fill the tires but once the tank pressure drops below the set pressure the motor turns on but does this short stutter.
It goes on and off for about 4 or 5 cycles while not adding air to the tank.
It then shuts completely off. It won't reset and I've got through the manuals 10 minute reset procedure with no improvement. The only thing that works, is to unplug it, drain all the air out of it, as if I'm putting it in winter storage.
Then after about a day off, it will turn on get to pressure and do the whole thing again.
I took the cover off to see if there was some obvious problem but nothing caught my eye.
I recently cleaned the air filter screen and I always store it per the Kobalt instructions.
I haven't seen anyone else list these particular symptoms.
I took it by the Lowe's here but they don't service their systems (just sell them) and they didn't have a shop that they recommend.
I haven't found any shops in the area that do small motor work so I'm at the end of my options.