Won't run... Trips breaker., but worked perfectly last time used.

by Marc K
(Bayonne NJ)

Ridgid dual stack OF45150A

Ridgid dual stack OF45150A

Ridgid dual stack OF45150A
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Ridgid dual stack OF45150A...


Very lightly used but worked perfectly six months ago for small project.

Overall in perfect condition but now will not start up.

Just runs very slowly even with no pressure in tank &! no extension cord and then pops breaker.

Disconnected feed line to tank to bypass check valve but still runs very slowly for a little while longer but then motor gets quite warm before thermal overload kicks in.

Unit never got wet and never knocked around so can't figure out where damage would've come from.

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Jun 22, 2015
Glad to hear your compressor ghost is friendly
by: Bill

... so far.

The symptoms still suggest a problem with a loose connection or failing start cap to me.

Good luck.

Bill

Jun 21, 2015
Ghost in the machine?
by: Marc K

Sprayed just a tiny bit of WD40 into the cylinder a few times through the air intake while it was running... No change at all. When I went to show my father-in-law what the problem was it started up perfectly! Didn't do anything other than that... reconnected the feed line to the check valve... Fills quickly holds pressure & restarts under pressure... it's back to normal.

Jun 21, 2015
Ridgid compressor won't start
by: Bill

Marc, sometimes components fail. In your compressor case, I would suspect the start capacitor has a loose connection or had failed.

See the page on this site about how to check the caps.

Bill

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