Burned out motor on Kobalt K7580V2 compressor?

by Neil Cooperrider
(Prescott, AZ USA)

The motor on my approximately 4 year old Kobalt K7580V2 compressor has shorted out.


When I turn it on, there is a pop and a flash visible inside the motor and the circuit breaker blows.

What can cause the motor to short out?

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Dec 05, 2018
Motor caps
by: Doug in s.d.ca.

That could be a shorted start capacitor, the flash coming from the start cap contacts on the motor.

Probably you should check both.

Good luck.

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