Kobalt compressor kicking breaker
by Vance Burns
Kobalt 60 gallon 208-220 volt 155 psi max 5 hp motor rated 15 amp.
When starting at room temp under loaded it will kick the breaker. room temp 60 to 70 degrees.
209 volts at compressor. Motor pulling 40 amps on loaded start up. Starts fine when empty and when compressor is hot. Starts out at 2 amps when empty and goes up as pressure builds. When room temp you can here the starting capacitor clicking constantly. When warm this is not the case. Changed motor fit new one. Still same problem. Old motor was pulling 60 amps on start up. Kicks breaker Pretty quick. Pressure valve seems to be working correctly. Pulled out and could blow through freely. Compressor turns easily when belt is off.