Model 919.167312 shuts off and blows breaker after about 15 seconds

by Dawn
(Fairview Heights, IL)

Craftsman Compressor model 919.167312

Craftsman Compressor model 919.167312

Craftsman Compressor model 919-167312 shuts off and blows breaker after about 15 seconds


My husband has an air compressor (model above) that was possibly struck by lightning in the garage at his old house (before we were married) around 5 years ago. It ran great up until that time. After that it starts up, runs about 15 seconds and blows the breaker. Tried to find a wiring diagram or schematic for it online to no avail. Do you know what it could be?

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Oct 28, 2014
blows breaker
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Check for binding (open tank valve).

If the lightning didn't actually get into the motor, then you'd start by checking the capacitor(s).


There's a page on this site on how it's done.

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