99007 Kobalt runs for 1 minute, shuts off for 5 minutes.

by Richard ponder
(owasso ok.)

Kobalt 99007 air compressor

Kobalt 99007 air compressor

runs fine for awhile then when kicks on again runs for 1 minute then shuts off for 5 minutes then again and again until tank is full. mdl.99007 / 1.5 he oil free motor 26gal. up right. thanks

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Sep 17, 2015
Kobalt off on thermal
by: Bill

When you acquired this compressor, did you happen to see what it's duty cycle was?

Exceeding that duty cycle will overheat the compressor motor and shut the compressor down.

Nothing wrong with it then, but protecting itself from abuse.

When you say the motor quits and the air drains out... that puzzles me. Air drains out of where?

Sep 16, 2015
Thermal switch turns off the motor
by: Anonymous

New Kobalt electric compressor, dual air tanks, 175PSI, pressure max storage tanks and pressure set for the tools. After a brief time at 175 psi the motor quits air drains out. Unplug cord as stated, wait five minutes and restart motor starts right up. Yes, the electric motor is hot. In a airplane hanger, lots of cool air, short electric 110 cord with no other plug-in.

I hate to bring it back change brands entirely, but this is the second one and at 300 dollars it should work.

I could do away from the extension cord altogether but that's some what ridicules don't you think?

What am I missing.
Bob of Muskogee, Oklahoma

Nov 03, 2014
Kobalt compressor shutting down
by: Bill

Okay, then it were mine, I'd be checking the start/run capacitors next.

It sounds like the motor is overheating, and shutting down on thermal.

So, if the power supply is good, then the logical next thing I'd check are the caps.

See the page on this site how to check them.


Nov 02, 2014
are using a cord,
by: richard

no its straight plugged into wall, it's getting the right amps and voltage had that checked.

Nov 02, 2014
Kobalt shutting down
by: Bill

Are you using an extension cord?


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