Kicks breaker after short run!

by Jim Strahan
(Waxahachie, TX)

I was given a 1hp Giant 2 cylinder (opposing) compressor that runs for a short time then kicks the breaker.


I mounted it atop a 30 gal. tank and installed new pressure switch. Please advise. Jim

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Jan 07, 2019
blows breaker
by: Doug in s.d.ca.

You mean the supply or on-board breaker?

Either way, if it uses capacitors, check those. You can find how to test here:

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

and if it's bad,

https://www.about-air-compressors.com/what-capacitor-does-my-compressor-need.html

Good luck, and come back if that's not the problem.

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