69269 Fuse keeps blowing

by JP
(Belmont, CA, San Mateo county)

Purchased my 3 gallon 1/3 hp air compressor item number 69269 brand new from Harbor freight.

I plugged it in and turned it on and it worked fine.

After a few minutes of use, i turned it off. When i turned it back on, it just blew the fuse.

I went to purchase replacement fuse for it which is 3amps/240 volts. After replacing the fuse, i plugged in the unit and turned it on and nothing.

Checked the fuse and it's blown once again.

Unplugged the unit and replace its fuse again.

Plugged it back in and boom, fuse is once again blown.

I'm still trying to research a fix for this problem as i cannot return it back to the store since it has passed its return by date. HELP!!

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May 10, 2018
69269 Fuse keeps blowing
by: Bill

And... go here:


Scroll down to and read the pages about air compressors that blow breakers and fuses and will provide compressor issues that you want to check.

May 10, 2018
69269 Blowing fuses
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Did you drain the tank?

Maybe take the cover off and see if there's a loose or shorted wire.

Does the motor turn by hand?

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