Craftsman 919.152811 wont run

by Robert
(Boone, Colorado usa)

I have a model 919.152811 craftsman air compressor. 6 hp 60 gallon 240 volt.


Used up air and when compressor gets to cut in, it starts to run. After about 10-15 seconds it stops.

I shut off pressure switch and wait about 30 seconds and there is a click. I turn back on and it does the same thing.

It is not breaking the breaker, but there is a click inside the motor when it has power again.

It did build pressure one time, after that happened. When pressure got low, it started to do the same thing. Now it wont build pressure.

Took cover off and the fan starts to turn slowly before it stops. I wait for the click and it tries to run and then stops again.

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Jan 30, 2019
won't keep running
by: Doug in s.d.ca.

Sounds like an internal, self resetting breaker.

And if the pump is OK, then that probably means one or more capacitors is bad.

So check those first. Here's how:

https://www.about-air-compressors.com/testing-capacitors.html

Let us know what you find.

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