L RANGE Atlas Copco BLOWING FUSES

HELP PLEASE, MY L RANGE COMPRESSOR SINGLE PHASE WAS A NEW BACKUP MACHINE WITH VERY FEW HOURS USE 40 HOURS. KEPT AFTER RETIREMENT USED NOW AND AGAIN PROBABLY 2 HOURS A MONTH FOR LAST 5 YEARS.NOW ON START UP TRIES TO GET UP SPEED BUT BLOWS FUSE BEFORE IT CAN. HAS ALSO BLOWN FUSES IN RESENT PAST WHEN PRESSURE DROPED IT COULD NOT START. THANKS FOR ANY HELP JOHN

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May 09, 2015
blows breaker
by: Doug in s.d.ca

See the section on compressors that blow circuits and/or won't restart.

Most likely you have bad cap(s) in the motor and possibly a bad check valve.

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