Brand new Central Pneumatic compressor F30l197N blows fuse every time?

by mike thomas
(Harmans, Maryland)

Brand new 3 gal 1/3 HP 100psi Central Pneumatic air compressor model# F30l197N. Fuse blows each time we turn on.


We were able to fill with air on first use and then it blew the fuse. I have replaced the fuse 3 times and each time they blow when turning on. I have used different outlets and different extension cords so must be the compressor itself???? Purchased from Harbor Freight 1 year ago, yet first use was last week to close down our pool.

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Oct 10, 2018
Fini not CP
by: Bill

Golly, I should have checked.

Indeed, the model provided, when Googled, returns this "Fini Advanced™ 3-Gallon Portable Electric Hotdog Air Compressor".

Oct 10, 2018
That code F30l197N
by: Anonymous

is a Fini compressor code.

Your description sounds more like a Harbor Freight Tools product.

If it really is a HFT/CP, please find the correct code so we may help you better/faster.

Thanks.

Oct 09, 2018
Brand new Central Pneumatic compressor F30l197N blows fuse
by: Bill

Mike, if you let all the air out of the tank, and try to start the F30l197N again, will it start then?

How long is the extension cord and what gauge is the wire in it that you are using.

What is the amperage of the fuse (assuming it's the one at the panel) that keeps blowing?

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