I started the compressor and the motor was sparking, considerably, and when i shut it off it was smoking.

I plugged the air compressor in and there were considerable amount of sparks around the air cooling fan wheel. I turned it off and it was smoking.

What can the issue possibly be? How can I fix it or does a professional need to repair it?” so says Gary of Effingham Ill.

Smoke compressor motor after sparks
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Sounds like burnt/burning brushes but cannot be sure as I have no idea of the compressor make or model.

You need to figure out what kind of motor (manufacturer) to try to get replacements.

Or, take it to a motor shop.

At least, let us know the make and model and maybe upload a photo or two?

Another compressor motor sparking.

This one from Barry, and he’s added a short .mov of it which you can see by clicking here.  You may find that the video clip downloads immediately but may not open. If it doesn’t, then you’ll have to open the download on your computer to view it.

I reviewed the video clip and it sure looks like the brushes are going. Your thoughts?