porter cable cpf23400s-3 compressor tripping breaker on startup

porter cable cpf23400s-3 compressor

porter cable cpf23400s-3 compressor

I am trying to help a friend of mine get this compressor working. It appears to start slowly and then as the motor spools up a little faster it trips the breaker.


I opened the motor housing and the capacitors don't have any obvious defects such as leaking or bulging. The motor spins free by hand. Any suggestions on how to diagnose.
Thanks
Jim

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Aug 30, 2014
trips circuit breaker
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Yes.

Do the electrical cap test, and replace if needed.

If that doesn't help, then check motor run switch (centrifugal).

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