Compressor shuts off


My 26 gallon MasterCraft air compressor will run for a minute and shut off. Then I have to switch it off for a couple minutes for it to "reset" and it will run again for a minute and stop. Is there an internal reset on the motor I'm unaware of?

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May 09, 2017
Mastercraft compressor doing the same thing
by: Anonymous

My 26 gallon is also doing the same thing. Mine is plugged into its own curcuit with a 20 amp breaker. No extension cord and it will do it the first time being run for the day so its not extended use causing it either.

Mar 05, 2017
Mastercraft compressor shuts off
by: Bill

I doubt there is an internal cut out. The reset switch is typically the thermal cut out.

I suspect your motor is getting too hot and the reset cuts it off before it can become damaged.

Are you using an extension cord? Are you plugged into a 20 amp breaker? Are you using the compressor for extended periods?

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