Harbor Freight 97080 will not turn on.

by Stan

Plugged in 97080 HF "hotdog" this morning, flipped switch and nothing happened. Worked fine last time I used it. Looks like fuse is ok but I will change anyway when I find out what number it is and and where to get one. If that isn't it p, what else should I look for?

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Jan 06, 2018
Will not turn on
by: Danielle

Replaced the fuse just in case and still nothing. We've only used it 3 times, the last troubleshooting suggestion is replacing the capacitors. Any other ideas??

Oct 05, 2016
97080 turns on
by: Bill

You are not alone, my friend! Many of us have wondered why an air compressor would not start, when the pressure in the tank was above the cut in, and the compressor didn't need to start at all.

Thanks for fessing up!

Oct 05, 2016
D'oh! - 97080 turns on after all
by: Stan

I forgot to drain off air in tank last time I used it. Tank was holding max pressure, once I opened drain valve it started.

Oct 05, 2016
97080 will not turn on
by: Bill

Please do all the checks referred to on the troubleshooting page about compressors that won't start Stan, before you change any fuse. You may not need to.

Add a comment here with what you found and we'll see if we can help you determine what's what.

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