919.162120 motor stalls at 80 psi

by Andrew Aiken
(Liberty,South Carolina 29657)

Hi Bill,

My Craftsman model 919.162120 air compressor stalls at about 80 psi.The motor starts to smell hot and will kick on and off from this point.

Replaced the check valve same result.

The 110 voltage is continuous at the pressure switch during the stall.

The amperage was about 6 amps then spikes to 15 amps when the motor stalls out.

Please advise.

Best Regards,


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Oct 06, 2018
919.162120 motor stalls
by: Bill

If you would kindly navigate to the troubleshooting page on this site located here:


... you will find that your question about air compressor motor stalling out is already answered.

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