Makita MAC700 - stopped working

by Chris Steveens
(Oceanside, CA)

Running my Makita MAC700 compressor with a vacuum cleaner on the same circuit. Both compressor and vacuum cleaner stopped. House circuit fuse did not trip. Waited a few minutes, vacuum worked again. Released the compressor valve to 0 pressure. Compressor did not work. Tried compressor on new circuit, nothing.


Is the most likely problem that I have blown he Makita MAC700 capacitor? What are some other likely problems?

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Dec 05, 2016
Makita MAC700 - stopped
by: Bill

I suspect that your Makita stopped on thermal cut out. The lowering power supply created by running another appliance on the compressor circuit as the same time likely caused the motor to overheat.

The motor overheating could have fried the capacitor. See the page on this site about how to test it / them.

If the cap checks out, see if you can find the thermal cut out and use a meter on both sides of it, with the compressor on and the tank empty, to determine if power is getting across it. If not, and it's been reset, that switch might be fried.

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